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Oglesby·Greene Designed Home at 1200 Monica Drive
1200 Monica Drive, Allen, Texas

LEED Gold Certified Home at Montgomery Farm in Collin County

In the conservation corridor of rapidly growing Allen, Texas in Collin County, you will find this architect designed modern home surrounded by 4.5 acres of protected land and common area in Montgomery Farm, a development dedicated to the finest architecture, protected open spaces, trees farms and the neighboring nature preserve. You will find this home exemplifies architecture, community, and sustainability.

Texas Modern Home Embraces the Environment

Once you enter the home, you see through the windows the rear garden and an extended view of the several acres of interlinking gardens and protected landscaped common areas. Oglesby·Greene, one of the finest architectural firms in the country, designed this approximately 5,000 square foot Texas Modern home to reflect the environment and to set the architectural tone of the neighborhood. Graham Greene and the architects at Oglesby·Greene achieved aesthetic success and environmental success.

Sustainable Structures of Texas Achieves First LEED Gold Certification for Green Home in Collin County, Texas

Builder Lee Hall, president of Sustainable Structures of Texas, executed the design of this home with advanced construction techniques that resulted in one of the most energy efficient homes in the nation. A rare score of 49 was posted on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). This score puts this home, TERRAcourt, among the top 1% of all energy efficient homes nationwide.

Pattern of Lueders Limestone Exudes Richness of Materials and Design

A smooth cast stone header creates a crisp line between the three types of rough cut limestone. The steel horizontal brise soleil shades the windows and doors. Gutters are concealed, creating a clean juxtaposition of the limestone and the standing seam metal roof.

The Open Interior of Modern Home Has Walls of Windows

LEED-Certified HomeThe spaciousness of this modern home is emphasized by the long walls of glazed openings and doors looking onto terraces, courtyards and dedicated green space. The smooth walls and use of reveals, versus overlapping trim, accentuates the sleek modernity of the design and exhibits the exquisite craftsmanship of the house.

Modern Home Receives Gold LEED Rating and National Acclaim

According to information from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), by receiving the Gold rating, TERRAcourt Home becomes

  • the first “Gold” home in Collin County
  • the highest rated LEED home in Collin County
  • the first LEED home in Allen
  • one of only 50 LEED Home private projects of any rating in Dallas-Fort Worth
  • one of only 24 LEED “Gold” or higher projects in Dallas-Fort Worth
  • one of only 57 LEED “Gold” or higher homes in Texas
  • one of only 1,920 LEED “Gold” or higher homes in the nation.

Montgomery Farm, an Oasis of Meadows and Nature Preserves

Montgomery Farm is a 500 acre development in Allen, Texas, including 250 acres of dedicated green space, creating a development rich with meadows and preserves making it one of the most desirable communities in the Dallas area. Montgomery Farm also grows and preserves native trees through its Montgomery Farm Urban Tree Farm, adding to the environmental abundance of Allen, Texas.

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