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This ICF In Anna Is W-O-W

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This ICF In Anna Is W-O-W


Are you familiar with Anna? Not Sorkin with the greasy hair and sordid scams. But Anna, the city 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 out there. There’s a lot of land and it seems to hold a draw for contemporary types. People who love a modern home and like to spread their little city wings. The latest one that I literally cannot stop thinking about is 2925 Winding Oaks Trail. It’s a 4,200-square-foot insulated concrete form (ICF) home set on 5.5 acres. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one living area, and one dining area. And it’s over 4,000 square feet. Think on that a minute. That means those rooms are HUGE. There’s a loft that can be an additional bedroom, office or Peleton shrine. It’s really up to you.

Now, to double back even more, let’s talk ICF. According to your friend and mine, the Internet, ICF homes are, “becoming a more common way to build homes. This innovative building material is typically made of blocks of polystyrene foam with space between to pour a concrete wall.”

What else you got, Internet? “ICF construction costs about 3 percent to 5 percent more than a typical new home and land in today’s market.” BUT. Big but, “In simple terms, ICF construction generally cuts energy bills in half. If additional steps are taken, such as adequate attic insulation,…

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