Desire to Enjoy Rural Living Prompts Propane Home Construction in Sedalia, Missouri
The construction of a new propane-powered home is underway on the outskirts of Sedalia. Fueled by a desire to enjoy rural living and everything it has to offer, Josh and Kyra Brant are building their dream home with all the amenities, thanks to the clean American energy of propane.
In partnership with the Missouri Propane Education & Research Council (MOPERC), the Brant’s new home will showcase the many benefits of living the propane lifestyle. Using high-efficiency propane gas appliances for major applications provides optimal energy output and unmatched performance.
MOPERC’s Propane HomePro program highlights the whole-home benefits of propane appliances in new and modern construction projects at sites across Missouri. Propane HomePro shares the stories of homeowners who are living the “propane lifestyle” which includes superior performance, efficiency and comfort.
For Josh, Kyra and their growing family, this home sits on the perfect piece of property. Located just a few minutes away from the city of Sedalia, this custom home is far enough from town to enjoy the perks of rural living. Twenty beautiful acres of woods and rolling hills surround this economical and efficient propane home.
Time is a rare commodity for Josh and Kyra. They work full time and have two young children, 15-month-old twins. However, in the spare time they do have they enjoy the outdoors and caring for Kyra’s horses. In fact, one of the things the young couple is looking forward to most is moving from town to their property and being closer to their horses.
Josh and Kyra designed their home themselves with custom features to best suit their family. Built by Marshal Millsap of Marshal Alan Investments, LLC of Sedalia, some unique features of the home include an open floor plan with a kitchen island facing the living room so the family can enjoy meals and activities together. Another neat feature is a wet room in the master bathroom. Born from an idea on a Pinterest board, a free-standing tub sits inside a large walk-in shower, so their kids can splash in the tub with no issues. This custom home also features a large pantry just off the kitchen to store cookware and food. Lastly, the kids’ bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom while each has a separate vanity– a practical feature that will provide each child privacy as they become older.
Through MOPERC’s Propane HomePro program, the Brant family was able to upgrade the appliances originally planned for their home to top-notch propane models. An American Standard Platinum Series 95% AFUE model propane furnace will deliver instant heat and maximum comfort, regardless of the outdoor temperature.
The Brants will cook like professional chefs with a commanding Thermador Harmony propane cooking range offering precise temperature control. This dreamy kitchen range features five burners, including powerful bake and broil burners, in addition to a spacious convection oven.
Together, the family can enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace with a real flame, without the time and hassle required with burning wood. This home’s Regency propane fireplace with direct venting will be the focal point of a large open living room, dining area and kitchen.
Best of all, with a propane-powered Generac 22kW propane backup generator, the Brants will not be left in the dark during a power outage, providing a comforting peace of mind for a family with young children. In the event power is lost, this generator will kick on automatically within a matter of seconds.
The benefits of propane for the Brants reach beyond the walls of the home and into their detached garage and workshop with a Mr. Heater Big Maxx 80,000 BTU Garage Heater. This system utilizes the proven power of propane to deliver an efficient source of radiant style heat throughout the building.
“One of the great things about the propane lifestyle is that it can be enjoyed in many ways,” said Steve Ahrens, President of MOPERC. “This Propane HomePro project helps this young family’s dream home come to life, providing the comfort, security and efficiency they need for years to come.”
The Brants are looking forward to enjoying their home and property to the fullest. With plenty of room for their children to play and grow, this family is set to create a lifetime of special memories in and around their new propane-powered home.
To follow the Brant’s propane home story and to learn more about MOPERC’s Propane HomePro program, visit: propanehomepro.com.