2241 Armstrong Road, Empire, MI 49630

$694,900
4
BD
2
BA
3,465
SqFt
List Price
$694,900
Price Change
▼ $4,100 1664226092
Days on Market
325
Status
ACTIVE
MLS#
1896149
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Full Baths
1
Three Quarter Baths
1
Living Area
3,465
Lot Size (Acres)
5.78
Style
2 Story
Year Built
1998

Property Description

If you are looking for a conventional house, this is not for you. This beautiful house has been built with prefab panels known as structural concrete insulated panels (SCIP), which is a system comprise of foam panels sandwiched between wire mesh at each side, connected by metal space frame, and sprayed with a concrete layer. This building system is energy efficient, with carbon neutral architecture, and a continuous insulation with monolithic construction. A sustainable option to climate change, because it has historically survived a variety of natural disasters including, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes. This non-conventional method of construction is for comfort, durability and mostly carefree maintenance. The walls: The roughly 13” walls are an uninterrupted shell from the basement to the top floor, giving the walls an R factor superior to the conventional 2x6 walls; this also means that you will never have to re-side your house, ever! On the inside, the cement walls work as an either heat sink in the winter and a cool sink on the summer, keeping the house up to 12 degrees cooler without the need of air conditioning. These walls are not afraid of tornadoes! Pests like mice & termites will never be a problem. Inside, the gorgeous post and beam frame were built from 100-year-old red pine from the Torch Lake area by master log home builders. The floors are hardwood: black locust, cherry, red oak, white oak, and black walnut. Every room has built in dovetail cabinet drawers matching the custom floors. The house has radiant heat in the floors; to prevent allergies, to radiate a more even heat, and to make these floors a pleasure to walk in the winter even without socks on. The deck was built with recycled materials; it never has slivers and will never need to be repainted or replaced due to rotting planks. The base of the deck is made from huge black locust beams; of one of the most rot resistant woods in the world.

Additional Information

Building Name
Metes & Bounds
Interior Features
Skylights, Cathedral Ceilings, Built-In Bookcase, Bay Window(s), Foyer Entrance, Walk-In Closet(s), Pantry, Loft, Solid Surface Counters, Island Kitchen, Mud Room, Den/Study, Beamed Ceilings
Amenities
None
Garage Spaces
2
Exterior Features
Balcony, Deck, Multi-Level Decking, Patio, Countryside View
Roof
Metal
Water
Private Well
Sewer
Private Septic
School District
Glen Lake Community Schools

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Listing courtesy of Bouwman Realty Group.