“The architect Louis Kahn once said that even a brick aspires to be a part of something greater than itself, and the idea is a nice one if you appreciate the transcendental power of architecture, how a building can tap into the sublime.” — Paul Reyes, “Death of a Building”
Sarah M. Broom visits her childhood home. Chris Bachelder navigates real estate. Keith Pandolfi explains Gaston Callum’s mission to resurrect old homes through photos.
Fiction by Jack Pendarvis and Michael Knight. Other contributors include Karen Russell, Stella M. Čapek, Jeff Baker, William Caverlee, Kate Sweeney, and more.
by Marc Smirnoff
by Warwick Sabin
Gone Off Up North
by Roy Blount, Jr.
Where exactly is home?
by Hal Crowther
House-worship and economic cannibalism created the foreclosure crisis.
by Allison Wallace
A passion for dogwoods.
by John T. Edge
Holding onto the past through pickling and canning.
by Wright Thompson
Romancing a saloon.
by Mike Powell
Domestic turmoil for undergrads.
by Dolores Alfieri
Far from family.
by Karen Russell
A castle for an unrequited love.
by Dana Shavin
Less is more in a house built by a one-armed man.
by Vivé Griffith
Perched above the superhighway.
by Paul Reyes
A house burns down, but lives on.
by Kate Sweeney
Resting in peace-eco style-in S.C.
by William Caverlee
The lost splendor of a movie palace.
Writing on Writing
by Jeff Baker
The agony and the ecstasy.
by Stella M. Capek
The fruit of a mother and daughter relationship.
by Richard Schweid
In some parts of Nashville kids are living in motels—if they’re lucky.
by Michael Donohue
Self-imposed exile in China.
“Marilyn & Paul McAninch” by Mallie Vena McAninch
A YELLOW HOUSE IN NEW ORLEANS
by Sarah M. Broom
Revisiting an unloved childhood home.
by Various Architects
A state-by-state tour of the most spectacular modern residences in the South.
A SELLER’S NOTES
by Chris Bachelder
Selling your home means turning your life inside out.
AMONG THE RUINS: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF GASTON CALLUM
by Keith Pandolfi
Can a camera rescue historic structures from oblivion?
THIS BED-AND-BREAKFAST COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
a story by Jack Pendarvis
Hiding out from a jealous husband.
GRAND OLD PARTY
a story by Michael Knight
Sex, lies, and Republicans.
by Greg Brownderville
by Ann Fisher-Wirth
by John Poch
Cover: “Time Out” by Julie Blackmon