June 19, 2018
Nothing makes me happier than to discover an outdoor shower at a home. Even the most formal seems to have a casual attitude. This shower is paired down to its…
March 23, 2018
Fiber cement repair, rough inspection, net-zero homes, badly designed roofs, repairing rot with epoxy, crawlspaces, and drywall returns.
June 6, 2017
In Encinitas, California, a remodel honors the venerable ranch style with modest, modern improvements
November 30, 2016
While designing a first-floor addition that looks like it has always been there is often straightforward, designing a second-floor addition can present a host of design hurdles.
August 5, 2015
A two-phase renovation changes this house from outdated to outstanding.
July 11, 2015
Located in a subalpine meadow in Washington State’s Methow Valley, this 1600-sq.-ft. house was designed by architect Tim Hammer. A four-season vacation home for an active Seattle family, it’s energy…
November 5, 2014
The two houses featured here illustrate how well-designed homes can be comfortable and inviting no matter what the size. Both homes have an open floor plan, are finished and furnished…
March 5, 2014
An old ranch gets an improved shell and strives for energy independence
October 10, 2013
Senior editor Andy Engel inherited the house where he grew up, whose kitchen is original from 1964. Although he remodeled the bathrooms, which he says were functional but out of…
May 16, 2013
An architect rebuilds a midcentury wreck into a stylish, energy-smart home for $90 per sq. ft.
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