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See inside a 1950s Dallas home renovated for green living

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Have you ever wanted a greenhouse? No, we’re not talking about glass-walled spaces for your plants, nor about homes with green-painted wooden siding. This Dallas home is truly “green” because it adheres to an eco-friendly building framework called the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system.

There are various levels of achievement in the rating system, and according to the list, the house received a gold rating. Points are awarded to meet standards for water efficiency, energy use, materials and their delivery methods, environmental quality and other architectural elements.

The 5221 Walnut Hill Lane home in Dallas was originally built in 1953, but was extensively refurbished in 2009 by a redesign by Shipley Architects, says listed agent Shelle Carrig. It was during this refurbishment and expansion that the house received LEED certification.

According to Carrig, sellers will be able to buy a house after the 2009 refurbishment and remodel it to showcase its art collection, including refinishing the fireplace, replacing the beams in the house, and installing drywall lighting. Changed certain aesthetic features.

The house’s 4,946 square feet has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two half bathrooms. It is located on 1.32 acres of land with a pool, chicken coop, outdoor deck, fire pit, tree house and rainwater harvesting system. According to Carrig, the house has efficient, environmentally friendly systems, such as lights that turn off automatically when not in use and a geothermal HVAC system.

The seller, Meredith Landin, said in an email that the home is suitable for entertainment as the outdoor space increases the footprint.

“Living here has the advantages of living outside the city, such as the beauty of the site, the wildlife that lives in the stream, and the privacy behind the gates,” Landin said in an email. “Still, you are literally 10 minutes from anywhere in town.”

The main living area of ​​the house is rich in natural light and has connected openflow. The dining room is near the front door and has large windows overlooking the front yard.

The house has two adjacent living spaces. One is a small space with a low ceiling and a cozy atmosphere, hidden on one side of the open concept living space. The other is a large room with a fireplace and a bookshelf. The fireplace is built into the wall that separates the living area from the breakfast room and kitchen. In the middle of this wall is a built-in bar where you can store drinks and glassware.

The kitchen has a sophisticated exterior Bulthaup cabinet and large windows overlooking the property. Near the kitchen, there is a laundry room, a mud room, and additional space that acts as a butler’s pantry.

The three bedrooms are divided into two separate buildings of the house. The primary suite is separate, with 2 bathrooms, a bathtub and a separate shower in the bathroom, and bedroom access to the backyard. The other two bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the other side of the house with additional living space.

Outside, as Carrig called, the house has a separate “garage quarter” that can be used as a guest quarter or flex space (now used as a fitness area). The full bathroom in this space is easily accessible from the pool. The house also has a carport, and Carrig says he can put it in the garage if needed.

The house is on the market for $ 4,500,000 and is listed by Shell Carrig and Valerie Dillon of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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