Sara Johnson is the associate editor, design news at ARCHITECT. Previously, she was a fellow at CityLab. Her work has also appeared in San Francisco, San Francisco Brides, California Brides, DCist, Patchwork Nation, and The Christian Science Monitor. Follow her on Twitter at @SaraA_Johnson.
Philadelphia lawyer David Lockard, a longtime neighborhood resident and new empty-nester, has been slowly moving into the house since he was handed keys at the end of June. Last week, his new home was officially named to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
We spoke with the New York traditionalist architect about the house he and his wife, interior designer Katie Ridder, designed for themselves, which is the subject of a new book, "A House in the Country."