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 breakfast room's oval Saarinen Table—designed so no one gets stuck sitting over a leg—was given a restored Formica finish. Natural hemp slipcovers on the chairs, in Galbraith and Paul's "Donuts" fabric, feature hand-applied natural dyes.
Michael Shopenn