A former editor at Dwell, Amara recently left the glamorous life of a magazine staffer to pursue her freelance writing dream. She has written for Sunset, Wallpaper*, the Architect’s Newspaper, VIA, and Apartment Therapy.

Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
Totally Tubular
On the roof, amidst an array of native wild grasses and shrubs, six banks holding 180 small thermal solar collection tubes...
Leave it to Beavers
It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little...
Roadside Attraction
A Colorado couple handles their freeway-facing lot with flair, and incorporates a long list of sustainable features to boot.
Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.
Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.