When not writing, Miyoko Ohtake can be found cooking, training for her next marathon, and enjoying all that the City by the Bay and the great outdoors have to offer.

The Shipping Muse
Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually…
Hobby House
Retirement often offers couples more time together, but when René Menten and Mikey Bienkens left the working world,…
A Couple Restores a Seemingly Hopeless Mill in France
In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was…
A Dream House for the Ages
This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.
This Silver Lake Shop Redefines the General Store
Looking for mid-century furniture? Design tomes? Earrings? An LP? Sunset Junction’s Mohawk General Store lives up to…
Split the Difference
When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect…
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