Other stories by Kathleen Stanley

  • bath: hidden help

    The standard sink fit into the apron of the countertop in Barb and Hans Gasterland's first-floor powder room is a good example of the kinds of design touches that architect Rosemary McMonigal used throughout the house.

  • kitchen: body and soul

    Over the years, Minneapolis architect Rosemary McMonigal has designed many homes for people with special needs. But the particular concerns that Minneapolis residents Barb and Hans Gasterland brought to her were downright daunting.

  • River Approach

    Annapolis, Md., architect Wayne L. Good, FAIA, is known for his stylized tweaks on traditional domestic architecture. That sense of updated tradition sets the tone at the Thompson residence, a vacation home near Annapolis that Good designed for a family of four and sited on a slender, forested...

  • on the boards/blue moon rising

    There's an interesting infill phenomenon going on at the edge of downtown Tucson, Ariz., and an interesting new firm is behind it.

  • stud skeleton library, winchester, va.

    Too many books. That's what prompted this husband-and-wife team of architects to design an inventive shelving arrangement based on the stud system of their late '60s tract house.

  • soma studios and 8th + howard apartments, san francisco

    Architect David Baker isn't afraid to use color—especially in the affordable projects that he champions—but he knows from experience that bright hues can elicit all kinds of responses.

  • harper court: seven fountains, west hollywood, calif.

    Who says you can't build spectacular multifamily housing in a dense, urban environment?

  • via de la paz residence, pacific palisades, calif.

    It's a significant accomplishment when an architect is entrusted with a Richard Neutra house. Peter Grueneisen has had the good fortune to work on this particular 1949 Neutra design not just once, but twice—and for two different clients.

  • rye residence, rye, n.y.

    Designing for a rear lot can be tricky. Not only must the house relate to its immediate neighbors (positioned more prominently at streetside), but the approach is invariably lengthy.

  • pacific palisades residence, pacific palisades, calif.

    Just about every design decision architect Ivo Venkov made on this project—the home (and office) he shares with his wife and fellow architect, Rossi Venkov—related back to the site, a steep hillside overlooking the Pacific.