First LEED Platinum Home in Fort Worth


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.


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.

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  • Guest

    That’s awesome. I live near Fort Worth, so I may have to drive by and see this home for myself. It’s my dream to buy a home and have it remodeled by someone like Ferrier

  • James Hardie Online Outreach

    Congrats on this new build! We love the design – simple, crisp and back to the basics! We are happy that you found fiber cement siding to be the greener choice for the exterior of this home. We would love for you to share your story about this home on our Facebook page ( or on Twitter @James_Hardie. Also, check out our blog ( that is focused on “building smarter, not harder.” We think you will enjoy it!

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