Parisian gardens have taken up the American and British locavore movement
Yellow chard seems to be in every garden, even a vest-pocket park in the Marais. Abby Jane Brody Photo

On the edge of a quiet cove, it evokes yesteryear and memories
David Bray renovated a small house in Noyac while taking care to maintain its charm. Below, a snapshot from before work began. Durell Godfrey

Inspired by botanizing in Greece and Turkey
There were no roads so the botanists hired a tractor in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey. The driver is seen taking a break in the Emily Valley.

Designers fulfill their dream of a magical, but high tech, beach house
The fireplace is a concession to cool nights in a living room with an otherwise uninterrupted glass wall. Durell Godfrey Photos

Durell Godfrey

A long lean line of interlocking spaces
Durell Godfrey

Michael Haverland’s own house reflects his architectural philosophy
Geometry, light, and sight lines work together to eye-pleasing effect at the Haverland and Galanes house in East Hampton. Durell Godfrey Photos

Gardeners now seem caught up in a hydrangea frenzy
If you prune blue mopheads too late, they won’t flower the next year. Photos by Abby Jane Brody

By R.D. Chin
R.D. Chin