Name: John Trefry and Laurel Watson
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years; rented
When I first visited John and Laurel's house less than a year after they'd moved in, I was struck by its warmth and homeyness, qualities that brought me back for a tour. John is an architecture instructor and founding partner of the work.group and Laurel is a psychology professor, but the two somehow carve out time to dote on their home with restoration projects, artwork, an incredible garden, cooking, and overflowing love for their trio of cats, Talula, Anastasia, and Frosti.