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.

Zaneen Lighting's playful Medusa sconce is energy efficient—in three years the owners have not had to replace a light bulb. The chaise is a favorite place to read and enjoy the fireplace.
Michael Shopenn