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A Houston Chateau Asks $43 Million

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:19
Over 27,000 square feet, the limestone-and-marble house is the residence of Marie and Wilbur "Ed" Bosarge, Jr., a co-founder of the high-frequency trading firm Quantlab Financial.

A Cyclist's Paradise---For a Price

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:25
Bicycle valets, dedicated wash areas and special parking facilities—developers are bulking up on bike-friendly amenities.

A Master of Prehistoric Oak

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:27
Woodworker Adrian Swinstead crafts contemporary pieces from 5,000-year-old bog oak, blending new and old materials.

A Bouquet Inspired by a Richard Diebenkorn Painting

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:10
Floral designer Lindsey Taylor translates an abstract 1955 canvas by the American artist into a bountiful fall arrangement.

America's Little Literary Town

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:53
More than a dozen top authors have moved to the tiny town of Hillsborough, N.C., finding both community and quietude (except maybe at Halloween).

Lee Trevino's Dallas Estate Goes on the Market for $13 Million

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:50
The golf legend is listing his roughly 5-acre estate, two putting greens included.

Author John Irving's Vermont Home

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:29
John Irving and his wife built the home to accommodate both work and family, while featuring scenic views

Little Lenders With Big Home Loans

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:25
Credit unions offer members jumbo mortgages with attractive terms, but borrowers should shop around to ensure they're getting the best interest rate.

From Factory to Fancy

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:49
In Sag Harbor, Salt Lake City and New Orleans, three luxurious homes carved from former factories

Steve Guttenberg's One Big Neighborhood Family

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:44
A comic actor recalls his Queens apartment in the early '60s, where it rained ice-cream money

InterContinental to Run L.A. Hotel for Korean Air

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 22:23
InterContinental Hotels Group won the rights to manage a 900-room hotel being built atop the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles for owner Korean Air Lines.

Plots & Ploys: News Digest

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 21:46
Ailing retailer Sears said last week it would take out a short-term loan of $400 million to get it through the holiday season. One surprise is where a large chunk of that money might come from.

Seeing Red Over Pink

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 21:28
Neighbors along a block of century-old buildings on Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem will get to vote to choose a new color scheme for developer HAP Investments' new project.

REITs Prune Their Portfolios in Shift Back to Basics

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:59
With commercial-property values soaring and investors gravitating toward what they see as companies with stable, predictable returns, REITs increasingly are pruning their portfolios of assets that fall outside their core area of focus.

Squatters Welcome Blackstone's Spanish Property Play

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 16:46
Blackstone has purchased 40,000 mortgages in the Barcelona area, but the company may find making money out of depressed Spanish real estate is a tough challenge.

How to Play the Real-Estate Market (Before It's Too Late)

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:53
Housing has seen a remarkable recovery—but its foundations are starting to look wobbly. Here's how to make the most of it.

Massimiliano Fuksas on Home Sweet Rome

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:50
Architect Massimiliano Fuksas and his wife, Doriana, open up in their penthouse home. Take a look at how the couple achieved a blissful harmony by juxtaposing the seriousness of Modernism with the playfulness of postwar Italian art.

Highlights From Helsinki Design Week

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:22
The weird and wonderful met in the Finnish capital as Helsinki Design Week turned the city into a showcase for new ideas.

Extreme House Hunters

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:05
Some buyers go to extreme lengths to land their dream home, waiting decades for owners to sell.

Boxed In, Oscar de la Hoya Boxes His Way Out

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:54
The world champion grows up in a tiny house in East Los Angeles, determined to buy his family a better home

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