Modernist Without the Markup: Sustainability on a Budget

Nearly a decade ago, a Washington, D.C., family set out to build a sustainable home for around the same price as a conventional one. Think it can't be done? Here's how they succeeded.

The kitchen has FSC-certified maple and wheatboard cabinets, and its counters are made of soapstone, a beautiful, stain-resistant surface that retains heat.
Michael Shopenn