This ICF in Anna is WOW

Do you know Anna? Not Sorkin with the greasy hair and the sordid scams. But Anna, the town north of Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney and Melissa. That’s a lot of “norths”. But Anna is also south of Van Alstyne…and Oklahoma, so there you go.

Here’s the deal there. There’s a lot of land and it seems to appeal to contemporary types. People who love a modern home and like to spread their little city wings. The last one I literally can’t stop thinking about is the 2925 Winding Oaks Trail. It is a 4,200 square foot insulated concrete form (ICF) home located on 5.5 acres. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a dining room. And that’s over 4,000 square feet. Think about it for a minute. This means that these rooms are huge. There is a loft which can be an extra bedroom, an office or a Peleton sanctuary. It’s really what you want.

Now, to double down even more, let’s talk about ICF. According to your friend and mine, the Internet, ICF houses are “becoming a more common way to build houses. This innovative building material is usually made of polystyrene foam blocks with a gap between them to pour a concrete wall.

What else do you have, Internet? “Building ICF costs about 3-5% more than a typical new home and lot in today’s market.” BUT. Big But, “Simply put, ICF construction typically cuts energy bills in half. If extra measures are taken, such as proper attic insulation, quality windows and doors, and an HVAC system high efficiency and properly sized, the savings could be even greater.

There are also some disadvantages. One of them is the difficulty in remodeling. If you ask me, NOT A PROBLEM HERE because this 2008 build pretty much nailed it out the door. It’s so pretty with lots of natural materials, an intentional “unfinished” finish, and both deviations and curves.

The most mega is a vintage grain silo relocated from a local farm. There’s even a spray-foam insulated metal shop with an unfinished playroom and adjoining bedroom and bathroom upstairs.

Top it all off with over 2,000 square feet of concrete patio where you can walk around in style, take in the sights and sounds, and breathe a sigh of relief that working remotely is definitely a thing. Rogers Healy and Associates Kaitlin Lindley lists 2925 Winding Oak Trail for $1.075 million.

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