Mother Earth Living


Can This Home Be Greened? Simply Grand

Natural Home helps PBS television host Wanda Urbanska green her mid-century ranch house by focusing on energy efficiency and indoor air quality.



The North Carolina brick ranch with mature boxwoods and trees gets a facelift with a welcoming yellow door, limestone marker in the yard, and energy-efficient windows.
Stephen Cannoy
Wanda and her 11-year-old son, Henry, holding Whiskers the cat.
Stephen Cannoy
BEFORE
Brook Corwin
AFTER. The living room is transformed with Ace Hardware's low-VOC paint, luscious hemp window treatments, updated used furniture and original artwork.
Stephen Cannoy
AFTER. The once-cramped bathroom was opened up by removing a tight closet and features a hardwood cabinet and low-flow fixtures.
Stephen Cannoy
BEFORE
Brook Corwin
BEFORE
Brook Corwin
AFTER. With its original wood cabinets, the kitchen was updated with energy star appliances and a built-in recycling center.
Stephen Cannoy
AFTER. With its original wood cabinets, the kitchen was updated with energy star appliances and a built-in recycling center.
Stephen Cannoy

















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