Charming Weekend Cottage Renovation in Marin
"It's not about the space; it's about envisioning what you can do with what you have," says landscape designer Loretta Gargan of her Marin weekend cottage retreat. Among the changes: a two-story addition that contains a master bedroom and bath upstairs, a dining deck fit to host parties, and a green roof atop the detached garage.
Photo by: Morgan Rachel Levy
Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco
Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill.
Photo by: Ian Allen
Small Wooden Box Home in Portland
This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor spaces.
Photo by: John Clark
In Houston, where bigger means better and suburbanites in SUVs dominate the highways, architects Dawn Finley and Mark Wamble are anomalies: Their domestic lives fit into 1,200 square feet, and their commute to work is but a walk downstairs
Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
Worth the Wait
On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.
Photo by: Eirik Johnson