J Michael Welton

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FEBRUARY 19, 2015 | THURSDAY
A Suburban House Like You've Never Seen

You wouldn't necessarily expect to find experimental architecture in McAllen, a small city on the southern tip of Texas. But if his own house provides any indication, architect Luis López...

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
House Tour: A Prototypical Suburban House, Reinvented

In southwestern Texas, a Chicago-trained architect challenged himself to create something new and exciting from an intensely familiar building type—the suburban ranch home. Dubbed Casa We...

DECEMBER 22, 2014 | MONDAY
House Tour: A French Castle Rises from Its Ruins

In 2013, Karina and Craig Waters undertook the project of a lifetime: restoring a centuries-old, long-neglected chateau in the south of France.

DECEMBER 22, 2014 | MONDAY
The Resurrection of a Gloriously Derelict Castle in France

Five years ago, Karina and Craig Waters—a tax accountant and a urologist, respectively, in Perth, Australia—began looking for a vacation home in the south of France. Karina says she envis...

NOVEMBER 28, 2014 | FRIDAY
House Tour: 1969 California A-Frame Updated for Today

As a fully trained and credentialed architect, Curtis Popp could have easily gut-renovated the 1969 A-frame where he and his family spend vacations. But he didn't. Admiring the original d...

NOVEMBER 28, 2014 | FRIDAY
In Lake Tahoe, a 1969 A-Frame Gets a Thoughtful Update

Curtis Popp believes in the power of editing. As partner in Sacramento-based Popp Littrell Architects & Interiors, he knows that some projects require gut renovation and that, in ...

OCTOBER 10, 2014 | FRIDAY
House Tour: The Art and Science of a Desert-Ready Home

The climate of Monument Valley—a famed desert region of the West—informed virtually all the design decisions leading up to the new Skow Residence, perhaps the most architecturally daring ...

OCTOBER 10, 2014 | FRIDAY
This House in Navajo Nation Wears a Sombrero

Out in the blazing hot, red-tinted desert 15 miles southwest of Bluff, Utah, stands a house inspired by a wide sombrero. Three years ago, Harold Skow, a member of the Navajo Nation, lease...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 | FRIDAY
House Tour: Trailer Living, Reinvented

Architect Andrew Hinman builds a striking contemporary shelter around his client's prized possession—a 1954 Spartan Imperial Mansion. You've never seen trailer living quite like this before.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 | FRIDAY
In Texas, A Million-Dollar Home with a Trailer at Its Heart

Flash floods are a reality in Texas, at least near the Nueces River, which runs through the 10,000-acre ranch owned by a global beauty products company founder. In 2012, he reached out to...