The holidays are a time for food and friends, and for the Levine Family it was a time to celebrate in their family’s new again home. After inheriting the property from their grandparents, the Levine family contacted us to help them with a complete gut and energy efficient renovation of their all brick ranch home in Olivette, MO.
During the project we worked with our highly skilled trade partners and the Levines to design and transform their home into a certified, high performance home with enough space for their growing family. Their newly renovated home not only features a second story addition with an additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms, but the project also included
- Replaced an outdated HVAC system with a highly efficient geothermal heating and cooling system.
- Added a thorough caulk and seal package with unique hybrid lycnene foam and fiberglass insulation.
- Installed energy efficient windows, lights, appliances and low-flow plumbing.
- Appraised value increased more than $400,000.
- Salvaged and refinished original hardwood or used sustainable bamboo flooring on the main levels.
- Skylights and solar power throughout take full advantage of natural lighting to reduce energy usage.
- Outstanding indoor air quality for a healthier living environment.
In early November the home passed the final certification inspection for the ANSI-700 National Green Building specification and Energy STAR rating.
Everyone’s hard work has paid off, and the the Levines were able to move into their home the weekend before Thanksgiving – just in time to enjoy turkey and ring in the newyear in a more comfortable and energy efficient home that still has all of the sentiment and charm of their grandparents’s home. The Levines recently told us they were extremely happy with the comfort of their home, and have been able to dial down their thermostat even in these cold temperatures.
We are thrilled to have worked with the team and our clients on such a cool, green home renovation, and we look forward to sharing a complete set of pictures that show off their new home very soon!