Completely remodeled from the studs-out w/custom care, love & vision by a bachelor from 2008-09, then he met the love of his life...and the rest is history. More improvements were added for her and their two sons as the years past. Please see more tab for details. Buying this special home is entering into a wonderful community of neighbors, annual neighborhood block parties and much more!
Purchased in 2005 remodeled in 2008-2009. Close to greenbelt, university and hospitals. Vaulted ceilings, concrete countertops, lofts in living room and bedrooms, open-cell spray foam insulated. Original construction was 2x4. Home and garage built in with additional 2x4 for 2x8 equivalent for tight, warm house. Radiant (in-floor) heat, on demand hot water heater, heat recovery ventilator, whole house water filtration, open shower and built in jetted tub, Quadra-Fire (high efficiency) woodstove, large shed (spray foam insulated) and separate woodshed. Exposed aggregate concrete patios all around, perennials and garden beds. Lilac and apple trees on property. New garage door 2011. Fresh paint inside and out 2020. Keyless door locks on front and back doors, LED lights with dimmers in every room including bath. Fenced and gated all around if you have a dog (previous owner did not have pets).
Seller's Improvements & Upgrades for 2620 Porter Place
Complete remodel of home including; removal of existing low ceilings, drywall, isolation plumbing and electrical. Exterior walls built in with another 2x4 wall inboard of existing 2x4 to increase energy efficiency of home.
Replaced existing insulation with 8 inches of open cell spray foam insulation, installed new drywall and new paint. Installed new hydronic heating system, (aka inflow radiant heat), in newly poured pigmented concrete floor, installed new slate tile throughout including window sills, bathrooms & kitchen.
Built new arctic entry, (2x4 construction), installed new HRV system, installed new fixtures in bathrooms and kitchen, installed new pigmented concrete countertops, new cabinets in kitchen, installed new windows, all new wiring, new fixtures and plumbing, installed new jetted tub and installed new dual shower as well as blackout blinds on all windows. (one blind broken on front slider door)
Installed a central vacuum system for the entire house, including garage.
Front of house re-sided with cedar including soffit, installed exposed aggregate concrete patios which was added to front (east) and south side of house. West facing and north facing sides of house also re- sided with cedar siding (including soffit-west facing).
Remodeled garage with new garage door, sliding door (south side) and additional 2x4 walls inside existing walls for added insulation. Built woodshed for separate shed for fire wood for wood stove.
Hot water heater replaced with on-demand unit, new high efficiency wood stove installed 2013:
New rain gutters and heat trace (high quality Rathon Brand heat trace-NOT home depot trace that breaks) east, west and north side of house. Added more fiberglass insulation (above garage), replaced garage/shop sink with stainless steel and added pantry countertop and cabinets in garage.
Upgraded to 200 AMP service, overhead power lines replaced with buried lines with ML&P. 2016:
Built New shed which was wired for electricity & spray foam insulated.
New fencing (cedar) to south and west edge of lot, exposed aggregate patio installed west side and in front of entry, trough style floor drain to replace conventional (round) style in garage
Installed whole house water filtration system. Patio roof added on rear west facing gable wall of garage, driveway gate repaired with new latch and cedar boards and reinforced.
New paint inside and out of entire house, condensate neutralizers added to hot-water heater and boiler, hot water heater serviced, GCFI's added to garage circuit and south wall circuit in kitchen, fire- block items added to utility wall to address items identified in pre-inspection