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  1. Farmhouse Redux
    House Tours

    Farmhouse Redux

    Two years ago architect Chad Everhart came across an old farmhouse near Boone, North Carolina. He could tell it dated back to the Great Depression by the 1930s-era cardboard—once used as...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.05.09

  2. Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon
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    Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon

    It’s the site where wars are protested, dreams declared, and millions still march, but on October 9 the National Mall in Washington, DC, will host a new revolution.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.07.09

  3. An Atypical Tree House
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    An Atypical Tree House

    When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself,...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.28.09

  4. Shelter Island Retreat
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    Shelter Island Retreat

    Architect Cary Tamarkin designed his family's summer house for snoozing. “It lends itself to massive relaxing,” he says of the 2,800-square-foot cottage on Shelter Island overlooking...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Bart Michiels
    06.30.10

  5. The Model Architect
    Event Spotlight

    The Model Architect

    Timothy Richards of Bath, England, turned his love of design into a cottage industry. He makes architectural models—not from cardboard, blocks or foam core, but from strong British Gypsum...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    07.06.10

  6. Blair Kamin, on Criticism
    Interviews

    Blair Kamin, on Criticism

    Blair Kamin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic from a town blessed with some of the best buildings in the world. He writes for The Chicago Tribune, passing unflinching near-daily...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.18.10

  7. Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis
    Books

    Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis

    Witold Rybczynski has been called  “architecture’s voice in the world of letters” by The Weekly Standard. He writes about design and planning for The New York Times, the...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    01.01.11

  8. The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan
    Interviews

    The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

    In a prolific 15-year period between 1880 and 1895, Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan teamed up to produce an architecture that was stridently American—one that drew from nature for its...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    01.19.11

  9. Handmade Wine Chillers
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    Handmade Wine Chillers

    Ceramic artist Michael Wisner learned much of his craft from Juan Quezada, the self-invented Mexican master who rediscovered ancient methods of Indian pottery. “I knocked on his door and told...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    03.02.11

  10. Israel's Heavy Light House
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    Israel's Heavy Light House

    Everything about this vacation home is little crazy. For starters, there’s the location. It’s in Israel. In northern Galilee. On the border with Lebanon.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    03.10.11

  11. Shutter Island
    Houses We Love

    Shutter Island

    Lowering the shutters on this small writer’s retreat completely exposes the interior to the site’s impressive island views.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Tim Bies
    07.08.11

  12. On the Waterfront
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    On the Waterfront

    After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    08.22.11

  13. Man of Steel
    Profiles

    Man of Steel

    The Seattle prince of architectural gizmos is branching out into a new line of hardware fashioned from bars and pipes.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.02.12

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