Abode

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To sketch, perchance to build

Jessie Chapman is standing in the shower of her Charlottesville home. She’s fully clothed and the water is not...

Ancient future

Inside a North Downtown live-work space called Timepiece, the groundbreaking firm Parabola Architecture is quietly...

Home sweet home

Moving is stressful. Moving to an old place that needs a gut renovation is more stressful. Fighting with your spouse...

Building trust

Enlisting your best friends to design and manage the renovation of your home can be a risky endeavor, particularly...

The DIY backyard

We have all seen the perfectly groomed gardens on TV house-flipping shows and in magazines, including this one....

Glass act

The empty bottles were piling up at Free Union’s Glass House Winery. The recycling service that co-owners Jeff and...

Room to grow

Before it opened in 2017, Common House—the co-working, networking, meeting, dining, and events club on Market...

Knock, knock

The door photography craze can be traced to 1970, when a New York ad exec created a colorful collage of 36 arched...

Landmark maker

Stanhope Spencer Johnson doesn’t pop to the top of the list for most architectural historians, but the...

Sense and the city

The concept of urban placemaking surfaced in the 1960s, when writer and activist Jane Jacobs successfully led the...