Best Not in Show

Best Not in Show

Lean and avid, arrayed in snug scenester threads, Franzi Charen and Kip Veno don’t look like regulars on the classic-car circuit. And they’re not….

Rambling Man

Rambling Man

Trellises are growing up. Garden apartment, grand estate — whatever the structure, it’s no longer quite enough to have a homely two-dimensional lattice clinging…

Terra Firma

Terra Firma

Naturally, custom-designed house plans can never be set in stone. Whims ebb and flow, hipped roofs go gambrel, patio space sprouts walls and morphs…

A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance

Thanks to a plenitude of kid-friendly amenities, Tom and Toni Oreck’s home-to-be in The Ramble will likely be hangout number one for the couple’s…

Through a Glass, Dazzingly

Through a Glass, Dazzingly

Brits can make anything sound like a breeze. When glass artist Marc Tickle, brought up near London and based locally for nine years, demonstrates…

Not Carved in Stone

Not Carved in Stone

Perched on a ledge before a picture window in her airy Kenilworth workspace, tilemaker Diana Gillispie swings her feet and shrugs one shoulder in…

The Cantilever Tales

The Cantilever Tales

If a house can simultaneously blend in and stand out, Sandra and Barry Bearden’s pied-à-terre in progress has nailed that feat. The couple, whose…

The Loving Cup

The Loving Cup

Even by big-city standards, Patti Glazer is a busy woman. A designer and renovator, for the past 30 years, of some of Asheville’s most…