The Illinois home was built as an interactive and educational model focusing on healthy indoor environments.

The home’s open floor plan provides plenty of opportunities for family engagement.

Cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms features low-VOC finishes, has no added urea formaldehyde, and was manufactured locally. The induction cooktop was chosen as an alternative to gas.

The custom fireplace mantel is made from reclaimed locally harvested black walnut with FSC-certified core material and a natural lacquer finish derived from tree sap.

All bedding is made from organic cotton, hemp, and silk. Furniture features low-VOC or water-based paints or finishes with no added urea formaldehyde.

The nursery’s furniture is Greenguard certified and made from 100% certified woods and biodegradable fabrics or recycled materials.

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