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A House for Kayakers in California

This home on the American River was designed as a space for kayaks, as well as a family with dogs

Quirky Mansions Are Tough to Sell

Extreme dream homes—featuring Medieval turrets, a Western saloon or a “Hobbit” house—cost millions to build. Expect challenges when it’s time to sell.

Florida Penthouse Under Construction To Ask $29 Million

More than 19,000 square feet, the Sunny Isles Beach apartment is expected to be the priciest offering in the Jade Signature condo building

A 19th-Century Villa in Italy Lists for About $25 Million

On roughly 247 acres, the 4,843-square-foot villa has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms

Fall Planning for April Tax Savings

What homeowners can do now to prepare for tax time. Rules for deducting mortgage interest and itemizing other expenses to lower the tax bill.

How to Make a Unique Fall Bouquet

Create a hauntingly beautiful Brontë-esque bouquet by combining the velvety hues of darker flowers with dusky-sky streaks of pale pink roses and pink-flushed snowberry.

Designing an Art-Focused Room

Take a page from the book of Nancy Braithwaite, one of the art collecting world’s favorite decorators, and turn your space into a restrained antidote to sensory overload.

A Modular-Design Setback in Brooklyn

Advocates of affordable housing and for design innovation cheered in 2011 when Forest City Ratner unveiled plans to push “modular” construction techniques with a Brooklyn apartment tower. But now Forest City and construction company Skanska USA are suing each other over B2 BKLYN.

Rent a Full Floor of New York's Pierre Hotel for $500,000 a Month

The floor includes the two-bedroom Presidential Suite, which can combine with other rooms for a total of 4,786 square feet.

A Bet on Miami Signals Luxury Retail's Urban Shift

General Growth Properties. and Ashkenazy Acquisition are paying $280 million for a 20% stake in the company that owns much of this city’s Design District, betting on the emerging luxury-retail neighborhood as some 50 brands prepare to open new stores.

San Francisco Puts a Price on Eviction

Landlords and tenants in San Francisco are battling in court over an ordinance that would sharply boost the size of payments to those evicted from rent-controlled apartments.

Newmark's Grand Leasing Assignment

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has landed the high-profile leasing assignment for Grand Central Terminal’s retail space, a coup for the company which has made retail a priority in its global expansion.

Preservationists Stymie a Developer's Comeback

Georgia developer Ben Carter, who is rebounding from a high-profile loss of a $400 million Atlanta project during the downturn, has run into a different kind of headache with his current plan to overhaul one of Savannah’s major commercial corridors: preservationists.

Upper East Side Duplex Returns to Market For $34.9 Million

The owners first put the unit on the market in 2008 for $35 million before reducing its price and eventually taking it off the market in 2010.

Related Companies' Blau Relists in New York for $34.5 Million

One week after Related announced that it had acquired a stake in the real-estate brokerage CORE, Mr. Blau is listing his Fifth Avenue apartment with CORE agents

In Real Estate, Your Personality Makes You Predictable

Are you agreeable or neurotic? The answer matters, since your personality can influence home-buying decisions.

Anne Rice on the Vampire Bug

The novelist on her early life in New Orleans—and how she is spending Halloween.

London's Regent's Park Is Having a Moment

Prices are rising around the park as new buyers move in, drawn to tight security and great views.

A Minimalist Miami Home---Kids Welcome

The architect describes the details of his all-white ‘everything room,’ where his young children frequently play.

Business Pardners on the Mega-Ranch

In a modern-day stampede, billionaire execs are buying ranches for the cattle operations, game-hunting—and to entertain clients and guests.

In Rural Idaho, a Modern Home

A couple asked for a traditional, Tuscan-style house for their 290-acre farm. They got a contemporary vision of glass, concrete and rammed earth—and they love it

Donna Karan Lists in Turks and Caicos for $39 Million

The fashion designer is selling a portion of her longtime family retreat on Parrot Cay, adding to the number of high-profile properties to come to market on the small island recently.

Jason Kidd Lists Hamptons Home for $7.995 Million

The retired NBA star is selling to be closer to his new coaching position in Milwaukee, according to the listing agent

Can Tylenol Ease the Pain of a Home Sale?

Taking Tylenol can reduce the psychological pain of decision-making, a new study finds. We ask if two tablets could affect a real-estate deal.

Jodi Picoult on Building Her Dream Home

The bestselling author recalls her suburban childhood in a development called Storybook development and the house she and her husband built in Hanover, N.H.

Workaround for Wealthy People

Some lenders bypass tightened mortgage rules when dealing with wealthy clients who, on paper, don’t meet government standards.

Wine Cellars Rise Up

After centuries underground, wine storage is moving to the upper floors with LED lights and glass walls. Now, how to keep the vino cold?

Casinos Put Up Hands Near Colleges

Casino gambling may soon be added to the list of campus vices in New York, drawing anticipation from college students and concern from legislators and school officials.

Hotel Family Lays Out a Future

Denihan Hospitality Group is focusing on expansion as it rides the strong hotel market in New York and looks to a new generation of the Denihan family.


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