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Ingenious Green Lantern Residence Charms With Trendy Green Goodness!

Located in an affluent neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas, the Green Lantern Residence is a wonderful example of a house that achieves the right balance between form and functionality. Combining an open, contemporary style with sustainable design, the 4,000-square-foot single-family house is all about innovative green design that is sensitive to the needs of the landscape that surrounds it. Cutting down on both energy consumption and carbon footprint immensely, the house was designed by John Grable Architects with a wide array of eco-friendly features that add to its overall appeal and ambiance.

Metal frame and wood shape the exterior of the eco-friendly house

The newly built structure replaced an existing ranch-style house that was originally built in 1948. Parts of the previous home, such as a single-story bedroom, were kept intact and renovated to blend in with the new facade. An open entry leads to a beautiful walkway that is built above the refreshing pool and connects with the main living area. The ground floor is spread across different levels with the kitchen, dining area and family room opening up toward the pool outside. A grotto waterfall, a green landscape and a relaxing hot tub complete this level, with the private quarters being housed on the top floors.

Walkway above the pool leading to the Green Lantern Residence

Wooden extreior offers the home with perfect insulation

Gorgeous and eco-friendly Green Lantern Residence in Texas

Large sliding glass doors connect the interior with the pool

Metallic spiral staircase for the contemporary home

Outdoor deck space with a sleek fireplace

Outdoor Jacuzzi and wooden deck with plush seating

Outdoor seating idea for the summer party

But the real talking point of the house is the multitude of smart features like the photovoltaic panels, green roof system, grey-water harvesting, and LED lighting, which help in giving the residence its core principle of sustainability. Passive solar heating and cooling design also helps the house in cutting down on the energy bills substantially. Surrounded by heritage oak trees that have been left undisturbed during the construction process, the exquisite house is all about living in harmony with nature!

Platner coffee table in front of the fireplace

An interior that is seamlessly connected with the expansive wooden deck outside

Bright orange accents in the living room

Pops of orange enliven the contemporary interior

Smart little dining area for a quick breakfast

Plush bedroom decor and colorful accent chair

Tranquil bedroom in white with hints of orange

Smart lighting enlivens the bathroom

Lovely glass shower area in the bath

With the foundation of sustainability as a responsible and moral obligation of built form, the challenge was to balance innovative sustainable technologies with time honored techniques while also drawing from and integrating with the historic context of the neighborhood. The single story bedroom portions of the original 1948 ranch style home remained and were encapsulated with new ones and two story public space additions…

Iconic Midcentury Modern Decor in the family room

Fireplace and deck space after sunset

Warm, inviting lighting at the Green Lantern Residence

Entrance to the Green Lantern Residence by John Grable Architects

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