The designer, best known for her work on the Katrina Cottages, has co-written a new book called The Just Right Home (Workman Publishing, $12.95) engagingly explored popular American house types from Cape Cods to ranch houses to split levels, ending up at the much-derided McMansion.
The house of the late Robin Boyd, one of Australia's most famous architects, shows an imagination at work.
How landscape architect Bernard Trainor uses garden walls to create outdoor rooms.
How transition zones like hallways and porches can have multiple functions.
An urban farmhouse is built on an infill lot in an established Orlando neighborhood.
Man caves can be as varied as the interests of their occupants -- here are some examples to get you thinking.
A round-up of cool new bath and kitchen products (and more) that launched at the 2013 National Home Builder Show in Las Vegas...
Three modern houses are great for the compelling ways they express important ideas about living.
A double-hung window -- that is, with two sashes that can move past each other either up or down -- is one of many window types to consider when you are designing or building a new house and remains a powerful symbol of home.
The next generation of home design and construction has to change – the system of homebuilding that creates oceans of low-quality, cookie-cutter homes will not survive unless it recognizes that fast-food homes are increasingly not on the menu.
Ideally, for (hot) climates, homes should have more exterior wall facing north (where there is infrequent direct sunlight, except early in the morning or late afternoons in midsummer), or south (where the high summer sun is easy to control with a roof overhang). Too much eastern and western exposure and the house will quickly heat up in summer, costing more to cool, or being uncomfortable, or both.