Other stories by Claire Conroy

  • Up Front: Little Miracles

    In the right hands, a garden shed becomes a temple.

  • hire yourself

    Architects are highly skilled arbiters of good taste. For the most part, they're much more adept than the lay population at designing things we admire.

  • today show ignores an architect

    I used to think the biggest challenge facing residential architects was their reputation for arrogance.

  • the not so ugly house

    By most measures, it was one of the most successful home-building conventions since the '80s. So, why did I come back with a little dark cloud over my head?