A Trip to Casa Batllo

A Trip to Casa Batllo

A friend of mine just got back from a few weeks of travel in Spain. Of the many sites he visited, Casa Batlló in Barcelona stood out as one of the most interesting and unusual. Known locally as Casa dells osseous (House of Bones), the home was restored by designer...
A Trip to Casa Batllo

This Old Narrow House

How much would you pay for a home 9 1/2 feet wide and 42 feet long? Well, the listing price is $2.7 million for a 990-square foot home billed as the narrowest house in New York City. We’ll see if they get it. According to my rough calculation, that’s over...
A Trip to Casa Batllo

Shipping Containers Home

How would you like to live in shipping containers? Might sound crazy, but the house pictured is just that — seven recycled steel shipping containers, recycled to create one eco-friendly home. Bernard Morin and Joyce Labelle, an architect and his wife in Ste....
A Trip to Casa Batllo

Down and Out?

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article debating the fate of McMansions in America. Once the rage, they’ve now fallen out of favor. A recent survey shows average square footage of American homes declined from 2,629 to 2,335 from the second quarter of...
A Trip to Casa Batllo

Embracing the Past

There’s something special about a historic building being renovated for modern use. So it was good news when a developer stepped up recently with plans to convert a shoe factory in Whitman, MA into housing. From the turn of the century until its closing in the...