“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Joan Didion

The Story

The heart of The House at 396 is in its story- a story of love, passion and history. Just like any great story, some plot lines are obvious, some only reveal in time. The joy of watching the story unfold is in the experience and not just the final sentence. Founded and led by Matthew H. Welden, The House at 396, offers interiors that focus more on the characters and story instead of just the “cover”. The resulting rooms and homes have a sense of belonging and strive to express the feelings and passions of their owners and not just a singular vision or “look”.