Natural Living: How Integrating Your Outdoor and Home Spaces Can Be Good for Your Health and the Planet

Living through a lockdown taught many that the connection to nature is central to our sense of well-being. Heather Hebert, Editor-at-Large of SPACES, spoke with five industry leaders on how homeowners and community members can utilize outdoor spaces, connect with nature, and care for the earth. Residential Spaces Are Emphasizing the Benefits of Gathering Outdoors […]

Natural Living: How Integrating Your Outdoor and Home Spaces Can Be Good for Your Health and the Planet

Living through a lockdown taught many that the connection to nature is central to our sense of well-being. Heather Hebert, Editor-at-Large of SPACES, spoke with five industry leaders on how homeowners and community members can utilize outdoor spaces, connect with nature, and care for the earth. Residential Spaces Are Emphasizing the Benefits of Gathering Outdoors […]

On the Market: 5 Contemporary Castles for Sale in the Chicago Suburbs

We’re all familiar with the proverbial saying that a person’s home is their castle, but these five properties take the idea a bit more literally: from courtyards to wrought-iron gates, custom stained glass and expansive square footage, these elevated estates evoke Old World romanticism wrapped in updated, modern luxury. 86 Prospect Ave, Highland Park, $6,500,000 […]

Your Next House: Combining High Design with High Performance, Low Carbon and Low Stress

Architecture, at its best, combines art and technology. At NextHaus Alliance®, the homes we design and build marry beauty, energy efficiency and comfort to give our clients high design and high performance with low carbon and low stress. Crafted to be sustainable, resilient and healthy, a NextHaus home is graceful, elegant, designed for you and […]

Tour a 1920s San Francisco Home with a Bold, Barrel-Vaulted Ceiling

Jeff Schlarb’s clients instantly clicked with the designer. They loved his style—colorful, bold and glamorous—so they simply told him, “Make it awesome.” “The challenge,” he says, “was to figure out how an almost-empty nester couple would live in this space.”     The space in question was a 2-floor, 3-bedroom condo in a 2-unit 1920s […]

Hundreds of Private Gardens Are Open to the Public This Summer — Including Many in the Bay Area

Artist John Priola has a passion for succulents. His garden in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood includes roughly 50 varieties, all of which he planted himself: Euphorbia Lambii, Agave Applanata “Cream Spike,” Aloe Vanbalenii, Agave Vilmoriniana “Stained Glass,” and Dymondia, to name a few. Most of Priola’s succulents have been rescued from families that no […]