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Real Estate / Home + Design

Dallas Treehouse to be the First of its Kind

Are You Ready for Hipster Hardware?

BY // 07.07.16

Renowned architecture firm Lake/Flato is designing the new Dallas digs for Austin-based hipster hardware store TreeHouse.

In glass and wood, the building will not only be beautiful but net-zero energy — the first such retail store in Texas and the first home-improvement store of its kind in the country. Natural light will illuminate the space during the day; rooftop solar panels will store energy in a Tesla Powerpack for evening use.

Treehouse will be the first retailer to sell the much-anticipated Tesla Powerwall, a state-of-the-art battery system to run your home. It’s also the largest retailer of Nest, a line of beautifully designed products for the home, including thermostats and smoke alarms. Also look for Bole flooring, Roma Bio paints, Big Ass Fans and Soma Water filters among the store’s many green and sustainable collections.

Garrett Boone, The Container Store’s co-founder, is Treehouse’s biggest investor and a force behind bringing it to Dallas. The store broke ground in late June at 8021 Walnut Hill Lane and will open in 2017.

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