The Tale of Two Kitchens

The Tale of Two Kitchens

“The west wing tells a story that is completely different from that of the Tayloe family that lived in the main house.”— Catherine Emery Built between 1748 and 1758, the Neo-Palladian stone mansion at Mount Airy Plantation is located on the banks of eastern Virginia’s...
The Open-Plan Kitchen: Is It Right for You?

The Open-Plan Kitchen: Is It Right for You?

Editor’s Note: I’ve known about John Kelsey’s and Sally Wilson’s work since my days at Northshore HOME magazine. Their firm, Wilson Kelsey Design, is well regarded on Boston’s North Shore, and while I’ve always appreciated their aesthetic and approach, I’ve been...
Best Traditional Home 2019: House of Tudor

Best Traditional Home 2019: House of Tudor

Best Traditional Home: This year’s Best Traditional Home Award goes to Frank Shirley Architects for their work on this Tudor-revival remodel. In a neighborhood known for its historic 19th- and 20th-century revival-style architecture, Frank and his team remodeled a...
Wide-Plank Wood Flooring Installation Story

Wide-Plank Wood Flooring Installation Story

My appreciation of wood is a gift my father has given me. One of his barns is filled high with stickered stacks of wood slabs he has collected or milled himself over the years – and in each board and turn of grain, I see the potential to make something beautiful. So,...