Western Rim’s high-end apartments have a reputation for their charming and tasteful interiors. Noticeable details are stick out upon arrival: elevated ceilings and rich wood flooring lead to kitchens featuring designer cabinets, porcelain tile backsplashes and ENERGY STAR-certified stainless steel Whirlpool® appliances. Baths highlight jetted Jacuzzi® garden tubs and stand-up showers with rainwater showerheads and chrome fixtures. The chic appliances and environmentally minded construction follow Marcus Hiles Fort Worth developer’s goal of engaging the most eco-friendly options available. Attics are stocked with reflective TechShield® radiant barrier sheathing panels to redirect solar warmth and lower utility bills. Recycled full depth cellulose sound insulation reduces power consumption, and the innovative, fire retardant material reduces noise traveling between rooms, mitigating outside sounds from entering the home. Hiles properties feel as comfortable as they sound: preferential temperatures are maintained by advanced programmable thermostats, which use substantially less energy than traditional thermostats. Tight seals around each extra-tall, double-pane, argon gas-layered window cuts heat loss in colder months by almost 75 percent and limits cooling requirements during summer.