Coveting the latest in smart-home technology? You aren’t alone. That’s why we scouted the area for the coolest high-tech properties for sale in North Texas. From a LEED Gold Certified abode to a breathtaking penthouse, here are five amazing and innovative homes on the market right now.
5746 Greenbrier Dr.
4 bed/4 bath/5,161 square feet
This immaculately designed home can be controlled almost entirely from your iPhone or iPad. Manage the security system, all audio-visual equipment, and lighting via your device on the coveted Elan system. Tech features aside, the home also includes a heated saltwater pool and redwood ceiling patio out back.
Inside, the upgraded American Standard air conditioning unit controls the home’s humidity via Wi-Fi and provides each room with soundless ambient air. Other features include a 72-inch Isokern recessed fireplace concealed by a vein-matched marble slab wall imported from Spain, Subzero appliances in the kitchen, wine storage, and a chic Lutron lighting system.
84 Vanguard Way
3 bed/2.1 bath/2,583 square feet
Modern and swank, this LEED Gold Certified home — a serious feat for a residence — will make you feel like you’re living in a work of art. It was designed by Marek Architecture in 2015 and complies with all Energy Star and Indoor AirPlus standards, which means you’re probably breathing the cleanest air in North Texas.
Other energy-efficient features include a tankless gas-operated water heater, LED lighting throughout, and a fantastic Carrier variable speed air conditioning unit. California Closets, quarter-sawn white oak flooring, skylights, expansive windows, and wiring for audio-visual equipment await the new owner of this home, which overlooks White Rock Creek Trail.
3766 Valley Ridge Rd.
4 bed/4.5 bath/2,927 square feet
With a HERS rating of 50 — meaning it's 50 percent more energy efficient than standard new homes — utility bills become more affordable than ever. Double-paned argon-filled windows, Energy Star features, and floor vents in key spaces throughout round out the eco features.
Polished stained concrete floors downstairs and red oak flooring upstairs reduce allergens, while the spa-like master bathroom offers a quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
3833 W. Beverly Dr.
3 bed/2 bath/1,691 square feet
This cozy dwelling is nestled on a lush, tree-filled lot, but it's what’s inside that gives it that wow factor. Not only does this home feature a Nest system (thermostat and a carbon monoxide detector controlled from a touchpad in the kitchen), it also includes a security system that talks to you. If you prefer to receive text updates, the system can do that too.
Built-in ceiling speakers, a Denon sound system, low-voltage museum lighting, aluminum windows, and chic Lutron LED touch dimmers add to the home’s look and feel.
500 Throckmorton St. #3602
3 bed/2.2 bath/5,580 square feet
We saved the biggest for last: the Tower Penthouse, which features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the city. When it’s time for bed, use the smart home system to control the drapes and window coverings via the keypad or your smartphone. You can also regulate the temperature, lighting, and the home’s media the same way. There’s even a pneumatic vacuum elevator to carry you from the master suite to the upper-level library and office — talk about an ideal commute to work.
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A LaCornue gas range, copper pot rack and sinks, wine fridge, and rough-cut black granite island countertop appeal to amateur (or professional) chefs. Each bedroom features silk and suede wall coverings and walk-in closets, while the library/office area boasts ample bookshelves, rich wood paneling, a half bath, and a gas log fireplace.