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The Urban Reserve: Modern Goes Green with Dallas’s New Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Oasis

January 29th, 2014 | by The Update
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Diane Cheatham and Bob Meckfessel discuss sustainable modern architechture, and the Urban Reserve community in Dallas with El Centro students.
Video Credit / YouPlusDallas for the Dart Footage & Youtube for introduction home tour footage.

Born from the vision of Dallas local Diane Cheatham—and her company Urban Edge Developers–the Urban Reserve  provides a beautiful landscape with 50 unique architect designed modern homes in Dallas, Texas. The extraordinary neighborhood offers residents sustainable modern homes designed for energy efficiency, water conservation, and increased air quality.

This one-of-a-kind retreat has attracted some of the biggest names in modern architecture–such as Lionel MorrisonMax LevyVince Snyder,  Russell Buchanan,  Dan Shipley, and KieranTimberlake Associates. Resting by the White Rock Creek Trail, between I-75 and and Forest Lane, the Urban Reserve welcomes home owners who desire sustainable, green living with a modern twist. Green landscapes juxtaposed with flawless modern architecture create a neighborhood unlike another in North Texas.

Click here to view on Google Maps.

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A Modern Take on Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living

The Urban Reserve encourages residents to adopt a more active lifestyle with beautiful landscaping of native, low-water plants, close proximity to beautiful parks and nature trails, as well as by offering easy access to the Dart Rail. Visit the Urban Reserve on Facebook

Properties available at the Urban Reserve

Contemporary LEED Platinum certified one story home built in 2010 in coveted sustainable community of Urban Reserve. The home has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms each located on opposite ends of the 1200 square foot well equipped home. The sophisticated GREEN design elements intertwined with the sustainable elements such as the Geo Thermal HVAC system, the polished concrete floors and solar panels. Upon entering the front door from the private courtyard the living area and dining area await, overlooking the spacious custom kitchen. Beautifully designed by Wendy Konradi, there is a separate work area that is tucked behind the house with the refrigerator and washer and dryer area. The master bedroom is down the hallway, complete with barn closing doors and a luscious master bath with Ann Sacks tile work and full floor to ceiling ocean colored frosted glass doors that house the shower and separate water closest. The master bedroom overlooks a private terrace and creek view for coffee in the morning. This home exemplifies simplicity, modern comfort and contemporary design.  Listed by Christy Berry – Click here for more info.

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