Issue 203 (Houses)
The Upside-Down House
Moving the main living spaces into a second-story addition reenergized a house for a family of four.
A Green Oasis in a Hot, Dry Climate
Defined by a mosaic of indoor and outdoor spaces, a new house tames the sun and adapts a traditional Southwest style for an established neighborhood.
Fix the Flow of the House With a Backyard Addition
A new family room and master suite, improved entries, and an updated building envelope saved this home from the wrecking ball, again.
Rural Landscape, Modern Sensibility
A first-time home designer nails it with an updated farmhouse that includes double-duty spaces, a serious mudroom, and a five-star energy rating.
Living Lightly on the Whole Lot
In a dense urban neighborhood, this remodeled bungalow goes green with recycled materials, solar energy, gray water, and room for the owners’ day jobs.
Putting the Craft in a Pattern-Book House
In one of the D.C. area’s most desirable neighborhoods, a potential teardown gets reworked for modern living.
A Buyer's Guide to Windows
They’re one of the most important—and expensive—parts of a house. We help you sort through the materials, styles, and ratings that will influence your choice.
21st-century technology and a classic look come together in a shingle-style house that produces more energy than it consumes.
Remodeling from the Top Down
The phrase "flipping a house" means something entirely different to one Minnesota architect and his family
What's the Difference: Water filters
How each type of water filter works and what it removes.