The 3,200-square foot house stands on a 50-by-150-foot lot and recalls the bungalow-style houses that came before it. But it’s a lot greener: May’s electric bill came to just $58. In the yard, drought-tolerant landscaping and drip irrigation helped nab LEED points.
The fireplace facing is Coronado, a 1 ½-inch-thick veneer made of concrete. (Stone that can be drystacked isn’t readily available in the Dallas area and would need to be trucked in.)
The semi-gloss paint used on kitchen cabinets finishes like oil, but it’s water-based and low-VOC. One of the few splurges in this sensible house is the kitchen’s glass tile backsplash.
The master bedroom, seen through the master bath, is on the first floor with a bay that gets southern exposure and faces the backyard. All windows are low-E2 and vinyl-clad with argon gas.
Adjacent to the second bedroom is a family room with a high vaulted ceiling and carpet made with recycled fibers.