LEED-ing the way

Couple embarks on a journey to live green


This eco-friendly home follows universal design practices, which includes 3-foot door openings.

Moen low-flow plumbing fixtures can be found throughout this house, including the master bathroom.



Raised gardens, comprised of cement window lintels, allow these homeowners to grow their own vegetables.

Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen first designed this home for Life magazine’s “Dream House” in 1998. The rear of the home features walls of windows, a deature that allows the owners to take advantage of the gorgeous view from anywhere in the home.



The dark Tibetan rug adds the perfect amount of color to this master bedroom. A door on the far side of the room leads out to a pair of lounge chairs on the patio.



Noguchi paper lanterns hang above the table in this dining room. A nearby glass sideboard is made of 100% recycled bottles.

Instead of grass, the grounds around this eco-friendly home are covered in gravel and only drought resistant trees and shrubs have been planted.

This home sits on four acres and overlooks the Monongahela River Valley. A simple bench swing hangs from a tree in the yard, offering a peaceful place to sit back and relax.



The egg crate shelving unit seen in this entry hall is a staple often seen in Hugh Newell Jacobsen-designed homes.

This home overlooks Braddock, the battlefield where George Washington and General Braddock fought the French and the Indians.

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