From the Ashes: A Fire-Ravaged Barn in Lawrence, Kansas, Transforms Into an Outdoor Retreat

Evan Williams accidentally burned down her family’s barn-turned-cottage when she was a grad student. Now its charred remains are the centerpiece of her show-stopping Kansas garden.

Neighbor children Hilary and Lyle Griggs walk along a path brightened with baskets of seasonal chysanthemums.
Photography By Diane Guthrie