The Money Issue

The Money Issue

The Kitchen & Bath Test: We Tried Out New Products at Every Price Point
Radical Restraint: An L.A. Family’s Home Leans Into Its Limitations


Editor’s Letter: The Money Issue
Editor’s Letter: The Money Issue
When it comes to our homes, the most taboo topic is also the most relatable.
By William Hanley - a year ago
I Flushed Every Toilet and Turned on Every Faucet in New York So You Don’t Have to
What’s the difference between a $400 sink and $1,500 sink? My three days in the showrooms showed me.
A New Generation of Politicians Is Showing That When It Comes to Housing, the Personal Is Political
Those elected to office often have the means to be homeowners, or even landlords. But across the country, an influx of affordable-housing allies are becoming representatives.
A Double-Wide Trailer in California Wine Country Gets a Refresh for $450,000
Restaurateur Ash Shah turned the mobile home into a weekend getaway for his family.
Budget Breakdown: A Maine Family Build Their First Home With $500K—and Plenty of Helping Hands
Friends of the Pritchards pitched in to create a wood-sided gable residence filled with high-low finishes and furnishings.
A Brooklyn Artist Infuses Her 1,000-Square-Foot Apartment With Her Signature “Pantone-Punk” Style
Lizzy Plapinger, the solo indie musician who performs as LPX and cofounder of record label Neon Gold, punches up her railroad-style rental with funky secondhand steals and...
A Couple Build a Cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains for $150K—Without Borrowing a Cent
To avoid taking on a loan, Remo Kommnick and Emi Moore rolled up their sleeves and DIYed as much as they could.
A Northern California Couple Renovate a Condo With a Home Office for $464,000
Judy Tyrus and Eric Waldman reconnected decades after growing up near each other and crafted a live/work space for themselves and their nonprofit.
In Zurich, a New Mixed-Use Development Takes Some of Its Inspiration From Former Squatters
The three-building Zollhaus complex includes a sprawling hall where residents live in moveable structures inspired by those traditionally found in squats, marking the first legal...
Sometimes Building Your Dream Home Means Putting a Pole Through Your Pool
A designer and his client tell us about the compromises required to create a home worthy of being on the cover of an architecture magazine.
Villages for Unhoused People Are Popping Up in More Cities. What’s It Like to Live in Them?
The creators of small-scale shelters have touted them as a short-term solution for the homelessness crisis.
Budget Breakdown: An Indiana Couple Hand-Build the Farmhouse of Their Dreams for $166K
The proprietors of the furniture company Siosi take on a bigger project: their own home.
A Couple Pining for Their Woodsy Upbringings Experiment With a Retreat in the Pacific Northwest
This barnlike workshop with a studio suite is just phase one of their vision for a creative compound outside Portland.
Why Mélanie Masarin Keeps Her Grandmother’s Cookbook Close at Hand
For the founder of nonalcoholic aperitif company Ghia, its well-loved pages are a reminder that every moment is worth celebrating.