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This new home is the first and only LEED Platinum home in Fort Worth, Texas.  Designed by Philip Newburn of Dobbins+Crow Architects, the minimalist home occupies an infill lot in the Ryan Place neighborhood and features an abundance of green features, such as fiber cement siding, natural daylighting, Energy Star windows and doors, and xeriscaping.

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Included in the 1951 square-foot home is a study (1), kitchen and dining area (2), living room (3), master bedroom (4), master bathroom (5), utility room (6), extra bedrooms (7-8), and an extra bathroom (9).

This Ryan Place residence was built by Ferrier Custom Homes, builder of the Zero Energy Casita and several other green homes in Texas.  Ferrier used SIPs to construct the home and recycled construction waste to help earn Platinum certification.

Perhaps more fulfilling than certification or anything else, architect Philip Newburn gets to live in his first solo project with his wife and daughter.

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Photo credits: Ferrier Custom Homes and Philip Newburn.