Dan Palmer
Modern's everyman

JENNIFER CABALQUINTO and Howard Joyce already had put a deposit on a house in a gated golf community when their Realtor steered them to yet another new home, which she said was by architect William Krisel. "We'd never heard of Krisel," recalls Cabalquinto. "We were on our way home. Our infant son was fussing in his car seat. We didn't even want to go in." They did it to please the agent. And a few minutes later, they emerged "totally in love with the place," Cabalquinto says. "It was instantaneous for both of us." The couple made an immediate full-price offer and moved into the just-built house seven months ago. The design that so instantly...