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Historic home gets modern makeover

Historic home gets modern makeover

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A Massachusetts home that was built in 1680 recently received a modern makeover. Although the house was originally built in Groveland, Mass., its structure was actually moved to a new locale in Mattapoisett in 2007, and rebuilt plank by plank just as it was back in the 17th century. With the move came a whole slew of renovations. Although the outside of the house looks like a Colonial structure, the inside is equipped with valuable modern features.

"Inside the home, there are seven fully functional brick fireplaces. If that isn't enough to keep you warm on those chilly New England-winter nights, the ground floor has radiant heat. No radiators or other heating are needed," writes Michael Smith of SouthCoast Today. "The rooms are as they were back in the late 17th century with wooden beams in the ceilings and hardwood planks on the floors."

Essentially, the residence is able to retain its antique charm while also catering to the modern-day prospective home buyer. Even though the home is technically over 334 years old, it contains amenities such as central air and a security system. Additionally, it boasts a spacious garage.

As you can see, radiant floors are often an important feature of a home renovation. Not only will they keep your family warm and comfortable during all four seasons of the year, they can also increase the resale value of the house, like they did for this historic home. If you're planning a major renovation of an older home, or are building a whole new residence, contact Warm Your Floor to find out about our radiant floor heating systems.

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