Every buyer wants energy efficiency, and many builders boast their green features. But Bramante Homes not only builds with an eye on sustainability, they test every home and prove their claims. Through the use of blower door tests during construction, they are able to identify any weak spots and provide long term savings for the future owner. And the receive a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Score on every home they complete, and this home has scored an impressive 43.
This home has utilized 2×6 construction and an obsessive amount of sealant to create a space without unwanted and drafty leaks. This allows the house to have 20 SEER ducted mini-split HVAC units that are significantly smaller and more efficient than would be required in traditional construction methods. And mini-splits, in addition to saving energy, take up significantly less room inside than larger, less efficient air handlers, and have near silent outside units.
An eye for detail is evident in this homes superior use of space and stylish design cues such as wide mouldings and inlaid flooring. The kitchen uses multiple tones of cabinetry to divide the open space. And rather than hide functional appliances like a range vent, here you will find a beautiful stainless steel chimney that works to clear heat and grease, but also provides a visual focus for the hole family room and kitchen space.