Julia is a Chicago-based writer and photographer: art, architecture, design, and details. Recent clips at juliabrenner.com

This Forest Home in Chile Is Elevated to Float Among the Trees
In the Los Ríos region, Hebra Arquitectos perches an H-shaped house on pillars to make its interior feel like a tree house.
The Site Was Long and Narrow, so They Cut the Home in Half
GSBN Studio carves a slice out of a Sydney home to fill its interior with sunshine.
A Firm Cooks Up a New Kitchen With $38K and a Dash of Midcentury Magic
In her L.A. office, Tracy A. Stone swaps commercial fixtures and 20-year-old cabinets for fresh appliances and tasteful finishes.