A LEED Gold-Certified Ranch in Dallas Hits the Market for $4.5M

Enjoy a blend of city and country life in this sustainable home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood.

5221 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas, Texas, is currently listed at $4,500,000 by Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty.

Dallas's first LEED Gold-certified home is equal parts formal and family-friendly. Find sustainability and serenity in the heart of a great city via the 1.3-acre lot that is dotted with majestic live oak trees and bordered by lush foliage and a babbling creek.

Guests enter and exit through a double security gate connected by a pea-gravel circular driveway in the front; there’s also a second access gate for an additional entry and exit point. Once inside, the home offers complete privacy from the street.  

The facade channels a Marfa-style ranch, clad in a combination of metal, brick, and wood. Let your gaze follow the brick hardscape up to the front entrance, or trace a path down onto the expansive backyard patio and backyard. 

The property is marked by symmetrical architecture and plantings that fit the natural landscape. There is also a range of eco-friendly upgrades like a 16,000-gallon rainwater collection system and light fixtures that reduce energy usage by automatically turning off when you leave a room. Even the newly installed metal and composite roof is energy efficient and can be recycled when the time comes. 

Inside, the home is an art collector’s paradise. High ceilings, natural light, and ample, smooth walls provide the perfect backdrop for displaying art of all kinds. Whether a painting or sculpture, customizable art lighting illuminates each piece. 

The generously-sized foyer features neutral hardwood flooring and a sightline through the kitchen and dining room to the two-story windows that frame the trees in the backyard. There is a handsome powder room off of the front foyer swathed in silk wallpaper.  

The living room is anchored by a fireplace, and its soaring ceilings are emphasized by exposed iron beams. The adjoining family room offers a place for solitude, while the built-in dry bar and wine fridge makes entertaining easy.  

The kitchen is accented by a fiery tiled backsplash and sleek European-style Bulthaup cabinets. The room is lined with drawers and nooks so everything is beautiful and functional. Rounding it out are two sinks, a six-burner Wolf range, and a separate prep and laundry area. Once everyone has had their fill in the casual dining area, take the party outside to the fire pit or relax on the recently updated deck.

Need a second to respond to an email? Duck inside, head past the second powder room, and pop into the home office to type your reply. 

Overnight guests can retreat to the two-bedroom suite with an adjoining living area and two en suite baths, or set up their accommodations in the guesthouse behind the main house. It’s guest-ready with a well-appointed full bath and beverage bar; though it can also be used as a garage, home gym, or storage area. 

Finally, let’s not forget about the primary suite: Enjoy a moment away from guests on the attached balcony overlooking the infinity pool or sink into the soaker tub in the green terrazzo bathroom. Its dual-vanity and double-closet setup makes sharing the space a breeze, and the walk-in shower stall with a frosted window lets you bathe in natural light. 

Listing Details  

Bedrooms: 3 

Baths: 3 full, 2 partial  

Year Built: 1953 

Square Feet: 4,946 

Plot Size: 1.32 acres

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