The oft-overlooked lives of America's first ladies are on display in house museums across the country
June 30, 2009 | By Robin T. Reid
In France’s Loire Valley, domesticated cave dwellings, known as troglodyte homes, offer a history as rich as the region’s chateaus
May 19, 2009 | By Kristin Ohlson
Everyone assumed this Kansas town was destined to fade away. What would it take to reverse its course?
February 27, 2009 | By Fredric Heeren
The recently restored Virginia estate of James Madison was home to a founding father and the ideals that shaped a nation
October 20, 2008 | By Kenneth R. Fletcher
High design in a factory-made home? Michelle Kaufmann believes she holds the key
January 2007 | By William Booth
As Muscovites get rich on oil, dachas , the rustic country houses that nourish the Russian soul , get gaudy
January 2005 | By Craig Mellow
For 200 years in Ipswich, it sheltered all manner of Americans; now it informs and delights them
June 2002 | By Coco McCabe
Visit some of England's most interesting country manors, with their lovely gardens, and even a splendid medieval castle.
February 01, 2001 | By Smithsonian magazine