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English Mansion With Cutting-Edge Interior

This five-bedroom mansion was recently built to the owner’s specification in Weybridge, 24 miles from central London.


The House Where Thrillers Are Born

From his Pine Island, Fla., home, novelist Randy Wayne White writes amid the mementos of his life as an outdoorsman, adventurer and globe trotter.


A Gallery of Rogues' Homes

Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, Madoff. A look at the mansions built or bought with corporate fraud. (Remember the $6,000 shower curtain?)


Ziff Family Florida Compound Is Seeking Almost $200 Million

Known as “Gemini,” the nearly 16-acre estate south of Palm Beach is one of the highest priced listings in the country


An Apple Manager's Headquarters for High Jinks

A creative director crafts a San Francisco home dedicated to daring, whimsy and fun.


Japan's Creative, Ephemeral Homes

Buyers value new, highly personalized houses—forget resales. This model has one happy side-effect: a flourishing of some of the world’s most wonderfully bizarre architecture.


Shopping Mall Developer Taubman Dies

A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made billionaire who cemented the enclosed shopping mall into American culture has died. He was 91.


Fannie, Freddie to Lower Fees

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is set to direct Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce mortgage fees on some borrowers.


Avison Young Hires Big to Accelerate Growth in New York

A. Mitti Liebersohn has left his longtime brokerage team at JLL to join Avison Young’s New York office.


What's the Deal: News Digest

A roundup of real-estate news in the Greater New York area.


A Flower Arrangement Inspired by Gerhard Richter

For an April-themed arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor welcomes the rainy season with a riff on Gerhard Richter’s windshield-wiper-ish painting ‘Bouquet.’


A Romance With High Contrast

One writer recalls his lifelong love affair with black-and-white checkerboard floors.


Racing to Buy Homes Sight Unseen

Residential real estate is becoming the next frontier for speed-based investing. Math-driven models powered by historical patterns can size up homes and calculate future income in minutes.


'Luxury Workforce' Housing Coming to New York Suburb

A development in suburban New York City will include luxury amenities, even though it will house those who qualify for affordable housing.


A Changing Nicaragua Attracts Resort Investor

A U.S. property-development firm is increasing its bet on Nicaragua, one of several developing countries that are attracting new tourism-industry investors.


Deutsche Wohnen Bid for Austrian Rival Fails

German real-estate business Deutsche Wohnen said its bid to take over Austrian rival Conwert Immobilien Invest has collapsed after it failed to reach the minimum acceptance threshold.


Ways to Give Your House Away

Anyone inspired to donate their home to charity should know that the tax rules are complicated.


Chita Rivera on the Leap That Launched Her Dance Career

The actress/dancer was a tomboy who grew up in a lively Washington, D.C., home.


Comedian Mike Myers Lists New York Duplex for $16.95 Million

The “Austin Powers” creator purchased the 4,200-square-foot penthouse in Soho for roughly $7.9 million in 2007


Philadelphia Penthouse Is Listing for a Record $17.6 Million

Under construction, the apartment has the highest asking price in the city.


Where Luxury Homes Sell the Fastest

An analysis of home listings over a two-month period identifies San Jose, Calif., as the place where home buyers need to act quickly.


Extreme Closet Makeover

A look inside the $85,000 closet renovation of a California doctor.


Westchester's Priciest House Is Listing For $29.5 Million

The 98-acre property in Mount Kisco, N.Y. was once owned by showman Billy Rose


Advantages of a One-of-a-Kind Home

Homes with a special feature that is no longer allowed under local building rules may give owners an edge when it’s time to sell.


The French Riviera at a Bargain

There are rare deals in glittering Cap d’Antibes, the onetime party spot of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.


Barcelona's Draw as 'Urban Resort'

Spain’s second city is luring new home buyers who like the city-and-surf lifestyle of the coastal metropolis.


After Foreclosures, Home Buyers Are Back

Many who lost their homes during the early part of the financial crisis are rebounding after credit-penalty phase.


Equinox Fitness Clubs Expand to Hotels

Equinox is launching a hospitality brand intended for travelers willing to pay for high-end fitness facilities while on the road.


Mobile-Home Park Operators Get Boost

Low-cost housing demand is a boon for one of the industry’s least glamorous sectors: mobile-home parks.


Investors Turn to Big Real-Estate Funds

Investors are pouring money into real-estate funds, but a few giant fund firms are collecting the lion’s share of the spoils.


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