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.

Artist Anthony Brock's "Body of Paint" on recycled plastic hangs as if it were designed specifically for the space. The glass table and recyclable Panton chairs were purchased through Design Within Reach.
Michael Shopenn