A friendly front yard says “welcome home,” but the real dreamscape is out back. A writing shed? A patio? A playground? In the backyard, anything’s possible.
A Year in this House: Work in Progress
In an old house, the basement is an unfinished story in more ways than one. Among the odds and ends, countless new projects begin to take shape.
A Ring of Truth
Even when his green thumb and a cloud of pink azaleas nearly claimed a family heirloom, a writer in Greensboro knew that his late grandfather was looking out for him.
A Year in This House: The Great Indoors
To a grown-up, the small, oddly shaped closets of a 1920s bungalow look like an inconvenience. To a kid, though, they’re secret portals to a world of imagination.
A Year in This House: Shelf Life
In a house owned by novelists, it simply made sense to build in a wall of bookshelves, turning a little-used dining room into the ultimate cozy reading nook.
Made in NC: Ex-Files Knives
Inspired by a long tradition among Appalachian farmers, a couple in Buncombe County transforms vintage tools and time-worn fabrics into handcrafted cutlery for modern kitchens.
A Year in This House: Kindred Spirits
A home bar stocked with mementos keeps one writer connected to the people and places that have enriched his life.
A Year in This House: The Family Table
A lifetime of meals and math homework, of plans and projects and endless conversations, turns a modest piece of furniture into a prized possession.
Dust these lacy, featherweight butter cookies with green and red sugar.