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Architect Homes: Streamlined Yet Sophisticated

Many luxury buyers seek homes with complicated floor plans, high-end finishes and the latest technology. But architects’ homes are often simple, yet sophisticated structures.


Fashion Designer Max Azria Is Listing Los Angeles Mansion for $85 Million

The elaborate estate in Holmby Hills includes a theater with a candy and popcorn bar, tennis court with an elevated viewing box and two greenhouses.


Top Spots for Luxury Getaway Homes

Buyers looking to buy or build a luxury vacation home can start the house-hunt at these five popular destinations.


Vacation Equation: Financing a Second Home

Behind the surge in vacation-home purchases: a rebounding real-estate market—and baby boomers looking for a retirement destination.


China Tries to Help Property Firms Get Back in the Black

Several property developers recently have received loans or investments from state-owned firms. But is the government making a good bet by investing in them amid a slump, or is it trying to keep the companies afloat?


Australia's Bricklayers Are Hot Property

As Australia’s property market heats up on the back of record-low interest rates, demand for “brickies” has never been greater, driving up the money they can command.


White House Stays Course on Homeownership Push

Officials at the White House and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are close to tapping Edward Golding, a senior adviser at HUD, to lead the Federal Housing Administration.


In Manhattan's Chinatown, Signs of Change

Although Chinatown has seen less new development than some other areas of lower Manhattan, new condos, shops and galleries are transforming some streets.


Manhattan's New Stalagmite Architecture

Space constraints and structural technologies produce precarious-looking high-rises.


Some Pick at Math in New York City Affordable-Housing Strategy

Housing experts say the mayor’s plan won’t work in cheaper areas without subsidies.


Time to Bring Palette of Spring Indoors

Ellen O’Neill, creative director for Benjamin Moore, on how a fresh coat of paint can be an easy way to add oomph to a home.


5 Vases That Evoke Gilded-Age Glamour

So long, dreary winter bouquets of twigs and berries. These opulent gold and metallic vases go better with unrestrained floral statements.


Neo-Memphis Design: It Came From the '80s

The campy 1980s furniture, known for wild colors, crazy patterns and exaggerated shapes, gets a reverent reboot from next-gen designers.


Reinventing the Torchière Lamp

How Parisian sculptor Philippe Anthonioz has upgraded that dorm-room cliché—the torchière lamp—in bronze.


Sculptural Rugs That Artfully Stand Out

The latest way to distinguish your floors? Rugs that have been carved and crafted into layered and stylish low-relief designs.


Miami Beach Home Once Owned by Lenny Kravitz Asks $7.995 Million

The house’s rock star features include a wall for security and “sexy” mood lighting.


Good Brokers Make Good Neighbors

Proximity to your real-estate agent’s office can translate to a faster sale, a study finds.


A Wright House Rubs the Wrong Way

A fight over construction of a Frank Lloyd Wright has divided a peaceful British village.


A Creative Couple's New York Townhouse Is Listing for $38 Million

Measuring about 12,500 square feet, the house belonged to the late composer Mitch Leigh, who wrote the score to ‘Man of La Mancha,’ and his wife, artist Abby Leigh


'Sonny and Cher' Producer's Beverly Hills Estate Listing for $25 Million

Owned by the late Nick Vanoff, the home is about 8,800 square feet with nine bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.


How Victoria Clark Learned to Be Fearless

The Tony-winning actress recalls a lively childhood home in Dallas.


The Race to the $100 Million Spec House

More developers and investors are racing to build increasingly lavish homes on spec. Built on prime lots, many of these homes are also attempting to break new price records.


Zombie Apocalypse? Where to Hide

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a statistical model for simulating the spread of a fictional zombie epidemic.


Market Day in London's Covent Garden

A former fruit market-turned-tourist spot is drawing a new wave of high-end real-estate development.


Forced Sellers Could Get More in Florida

Florida lawmakers are considering closing a legal loophole that allowed real-estate investors to force some condominium owners to sell their units for less than they paid for them.


Bahamas Resort's Delay Hurts China's Construction Plans

The opening of a $3.5 billion Bahamas resort was delayed again as a state-owned Chinese construction company and the local developer feuded over who is to blame for mismanaging the project.


Companies Split Off Real-Estate Assets

Rising real-estate values are driving more retail companies to consider splitting off their real-estate assets to generate cash.


New York's Latest Medical Facilities May Simplify Seeing the Doctor

New projects aim to put more of the specialists patients need to see under one roof.


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