Monday Morning Millionaire: When Going Green, Go For The Gold With This Earth Friendly Allen Home

Published October 15, 2012 by Joanna England

Our hot summer days are waning, so the collective gasps uttered by North Texas homeowners opening their utility bills are quieting, too. But don’t forget — heat costs money, too, and having an efficient home will keep your bills predictable year round.

Of course, going green isn’t always about saving green, but that’s definitely part of it. Green design can be very attractive, too. A prime example is 1200 Monica Drive in Allen. This home, which was designed to LEED Gold standards, is gorgeous inside and out.

Designed by award-winning Oglesby-Greene Architecture and marketed by Douglas Newby for $2.3 million, this modern home in Montgomery Farms has everything your luxury-loving heart desires in a beautiful rural setting and in an area dedicated to preserving the natural landscape that surrounds these amazing homes.

This 5,425-square-foot home sits on more than four acres. There are five bedrooms, four and a half baths, two living rooms and a library. The master suite is gorgeous, and the bath feels just as modern and sleek as the rest of the home.

The kitchen is perfect for entertaining with a double oven, Sub Zero refrigerator and a wine cooler. I’m a bit of a home chef myself, and I would relish cooking in this home because the very open kitchen looks out to the grassy meadow just outside the wall of windows on the back of the house.

If you’re into having the very best of everything, then you’ll love the fact that this home is the only “Gold” rated LEED home in Collin County and one of only 24 in North Texas. Now that’s elite!

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at