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  • Soak Up the Eccentric History of Britain's Craftiest Home

    Photo via Wikimedia Commons When England's A La Ronde first came into the hands of the National Trust, its caretakers found a cache of 476 keys that it took them four years to match to all the doors, cupboards, secret...

  • Semi-Subterranean Digs: Modern Take on Native Pit Houses

    Modernism meets traditional environmental systems in this elegant dwelling seemingly sliced into the ground around it, drawing on geothermal advantages without forcing its residents entirely underground. Dubbed the Edgeland Residence, this project by Bercy Chen Studio rehabilitates an existing…
  • Credit Cards Now Offering 0% APR for 18 Months.

    Consumers can now get rid of high interest rates and get 0% APR for 18 months. Other offers including double miles and 40k points or $100 cash!

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  • Shipping Container Co. Turns its Product into Coolest HQ Ever

    Photo via Inhabitat Serving as quite the effective advertisement, this sleek HQ built for shipping container company Royal Wolf just might be the coolest office ever to be made entirely from cargo containers. While other workplaces might feature the odd...

  • Neglected Scottish Farmstead Gets a Rad Steel-Clad Redo

    Photos by Andrew Meredith/Dwell When Angelique Robb and her husband Gavin first toured the hardscrabble cluster of semi-derelict Scottish farmstead buildings that they would eventually call home, their original idea was to do the renovation themselves. "Now I wonder what...

  • Consider reading the manual or instructions before buying

    And a Consumer Reports staff member was disappointed after buying a $100 electronic activity tracker only to find out that it transmits data to the iPhone, not to the Android phone he owns. You can avoid these kinds of post-purchase regrets by reading the product manual or instructions before…
  • 'Masterpiece of Human Creation' in Oregon Asks $15.9M

    Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Click here to view the full...

  • On its 50th Birthday, a Look at the Starchitecture of the '64 World's Fair

    Photo via Wikipedia Commons On this day 50 years ago, on a 646-acre swatch of Queens, the 1964 New York World's Fair unveiled the future. Here architects built a world The Jetsons (which debuted in '62) might have encountered: disk-shaped...

  • 5 ways to save on homeowners insurance

    Home coverage isn't cheap, but there are ways to spend less.
  • How Creative Are You? Here's One Way to Find Out

    The Art Institutes schools are offering courses in a variety of programs designed to help budding artists begin their creative journeys. Learn more.

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  • World's Most Ovular Treehouse Invites Alone Time on a Pond

    Photo via Arch Daily Built by German design firm Baumraum—no strangers to the world of avant-garde arboreal architecture—this 398-square-foot treehouse in the forests of Uslar, Germany is just about as secluded as they come. Surrounded on all sides by natural...

  • Virginia Farm with George Washington Ties Heads to Auction

    Click here to view the full photogallery. While JFK's vacation home waits for a buyer at $7.95M, another Virginia property with a presidential seal of approval is looking to change hands, this one part of Fairfield, an estate once...

  • 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly

    Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.19 percent, up from 4.14 percent.

  • The tale of one woman's radically simplified 'built-it-myself' life

    Dee Williams lives in an 84-square-foot house with no running water and no Wi-Fi. But it's the streamlined life she chose after learning of a heart condition a decade ago -- and as she writes in her just-released memoir, she doesn't regret it.

  • Former Tenement Comes Back to Life as a '60s-Inspired Pad

    Photo via Contemporist Located in an old tenement building, this charmingly eccentric little home in Warsaw, Poland recently received a cheerful makeover at the hands of Polish firm Widawscy Studio Architektury. Due to its petite size and rather narrow build,...

  • Legendary Paul Rudolph Home is Getting a Touring Replica

    Photo via Arch Daily Modernism fans dismayed by the abnormally short lifespans of homes by late legend Paul Rudolph finally have a recent Rudolph-related development worth celebrating. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation recently announced that Rudolph's iconic Walker Guest House will...

  • Joint Relief for Ages 55+

    Hear what the experts have to say about this joint discovery

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  • Object Lessons: Lodge Cast Iron

    In fact, they last so long that we know that the Chinese were cooking with cast iron in the 5th century BC. And yet, cast iron has seen a decline in the kitchen since Teflon aluminum pans were introduced in the 1960s. But because of the health hazards now associated with Teflon and other…

  • 6 ways to save energy and money right now

    Heating and cooling your home accounts for a whooping 54 percent of your energy use. Heating water for bathing and cleaning accounts for another 18 percent. But without making much effort or sacrificing comfort you can cut your energy costs right now and save money too. It’s a win-win. Make every…
  • Spaceship Cabins; Designer Tables for Cats; More!

    Photo via Inhabitat · Architect John Mills' Winnetka mansion is back on the market. · Innovative school proposes lush vegetation on its roof. · For $1.9M, here's the mirrored bathroom of your dreams. · This sleek table is hiding a...

  • Higher prices 'choke' housing

    Forget the harsh winter. Higher home prices are stifling sales around the country, and low inventories aren't helping.
  • How To: Clean Copper

    Copper can be a finicky material; it tarnishes easily even when subject to normal wear. Fortunately, using only commo...

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  • How To: Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

    For a significant chunk of the 20th century, from the 1950s through the '80s, the ceilings in many new homes—particul...

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  • Sleep-Aid Takes America by Storm

    Discover a safe, natural sleep-aid that is helping people of all ages get the best sleep of their life.

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