J Michael Welton

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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.

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...

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 ...

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 12, 2014 | FRIDAY
House Tour: Go Inside a 100-Year-Old Craftsman, Recently Restored

In La Verne, CA, architectural preservation and restoration expert Ray Adamyk recently dispatched a half-dozen workers from his "artisan army" of 150 to restore a Craftsman home to its fo...

APRIL 2, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
House Tour: ESCAPE Cabin-on-Wheels

Entrepreneur and hotelier Dan Dobrowolski has brought to market a tiny, movable cabin that feels as spacious as its natural habitat, the wide-open outdoors. The structure's dimensions (no...

DECEMBER 19, 2013 | THURSDAY
House Tour: Spring Residence Rebuild

A Raleigh, North Carolina, couple’s desire for dappled sunlight—thwarted by poorly placed windows in their 1990s house—spurred them to build a new, contemporary home on its existing footp...

OCTOBER 30, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
House Tour: Mountain Re-Shack

Rather than tear down a derelict mountain shack, the owner solicited the help of North Carolina architect Chad Everhart to re-imagine it for modern-day living.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 | THURSDAY
House Tour: Old Hill House

See how architect Ann Sellars Lathrop transformed a simple Cape into an extraordinary home filled with an abundance of light, space and comfort.