New York contributing editor Marc Kristal found himself overwhelmed not only by the urbanistic pleasures of Bordeaux, France- which dueled for his attention with the city's historic architectural legacy- but by what architect Olivier Brochet described as the region's special appreciation of l'art de vivre. Back home, Kristal is working with the Alliance for Downtown New York, documenting a six-month planning study of the Greenwich South district, just below the World Trade Center site.

Row House Revival
Following the interventions of architect Matthew Baird and interior designer Janet Liles, Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment,…
Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York
With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a…
A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft
When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place.…
Mod Men
Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene have a spring in their step since completing their restoration of the near-derelict…
Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat
A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by…
Modern Courtyard House with Custom Rain Screen
This courtyard house on the edge of the Berkshires offers both grand vistas and plenty of privacy, thanks to its custom…