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  • Industrial Materials Make for a Welcoming Low-Impact Home

    Building a residence in the flight path of a nearby airport would be intimidating to a lot of families, but one couple trusted just such a project to East Hampton, NY-based Maziar Behrooz Architecture. The Arc House plays on the lot's proximity to the airport by using industrial building…

  • 27 Converted Schoolhouses You Can Buy Right This Second

    Whether it's because of housing shortages or trendiness, home conversions—churches! warehouses! military bases! factories!—continue to gush onto the market, and certainly former schoolhouses are no exception. While maybe this is not exactly what your significant other meant when (s)he...

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  • 8 home improvements to boost your chances of selling

    When you’re getting ready to sell your home, there are two punch lists you need to worry about.

  • Sail Away on This 'Temple of Light' Houseboat For $1.095M

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Docked in Sausalito, Calif. and newly on the market for $1.095M, this utterly sweet Temple of Light listing combines all the seafaring fun of living aboard a houseboat with the tranquility of...

  • Get the look of a designer kitchen for less

    It costs nothing to put away as much stuff as you can, and it’s one of the secrets to the sleek Euro look, says Kelly Morisseau, a San Francisco designer. European kitchens often feature rail-style storage systems mounted on a backsplash, says Susan Serra, a certified kitchen designer in New York,…

  • Get Organized! 7 Chic Ways to Display Your Jewelry

    For more bedroom decorating ideas, take a look at the rest of this stunning space! Little Green Notebook blogger Jenny Komenda scooped up an assortment of miscellaneous glass dishes at Goodwill and covered them with oil-based enamel spray paint - in the perfect shade of bright blue, of course. …

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  • 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall to Lowest Level in 6 Weeks

    Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.14 percent, down from 4.20 percent.

  • Object Lessons: The Pastel Enamel Pot

    It was discovered that when vitreous or "porcelain" enamel is bonded by high heat to metal, the resulting nonporous, nontoxic, and nonstick surface is not only an excellent heat conductor, but very durable when applied to pots, buckets, ovens, kitchen utensils—just about anything of a utilitarian…

  • 12 Best  Family Cars of 2014

    Forget "family car" stereotypes- it's not just minivans anymore! We narrow down the best SUVs, hybrids, sedans, and yes, minivans for your family!

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  • Let’s give a shout-out to the quietest leaf blowers

    Life in the leafy suburbs has gotten a little more peaceful with the newest crop of leaf blowers. Provided that you don’t use them during prohibited hours—too early or too late in the day—these blowers should meet all local noise regulations although we still recommend that you wear hearing…

  • Eminent domain: Just whose land is it anyway?

    "It's nothing more than a land grab," said a business owner in Philadelphia over efforts by the city to take his property.

  • Steal This Look: Pastel-Bright Children's Room

    In her rustic home In Nantes, France, stylist Aurélie Lécuyer creates a playful, graceful, yet somehow sophisticated space for her little girl.

  • Summer Decor Makeovers; Woodland Vacation Getaways

    Photo via Remodelista · The first six LA streets getting huge people-friendly makeovers. · All the steps to revamping one's home. · How to use the black and white kitchen trend. · Arts district's old Coke factory swept up in...

  • 5 Favorites: Bunnies for the Design-Minded

    Rainbows and unicorns are things of my past, but somehow I never outgrew my affection for bunnies. Floppy ears and fluffy tails, I figured, were my own particular design Achilles heel—but then I discovered I'm far from alone. For lots of sophisticates, designers included, the love of rabbit is a…

  • How To: Paint Concrete

    To paint concrete successfully—so that it looks good and lasts a long time—proper preparation is of paramount importa...

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  • How To: Clean Cast Iron

    A durable material if there ever was one, cast iron occasionally requires cleaning, particularly where food preparati...

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  • Required Reading: Pretty Pastel Style

    “Hear the word ‘pastel’ and you may instantly imagine the sugary pink of a little girl’s bedroom or the cheerful, springtime shades found on retro floral fabrics. Today, these saccharine visions are only part of the story, because pastels are enjoying an exciting, dynamic revival," writes Selina…

  • Singapore's property market in a standoff

    Singapore's property market has entered a standoff between bargain-seeking buyers and developers sticking to their pricing guns, with March sales dropping sharply.

  • House Call: Aurélie Lécuyer in France

    A while back Alexa and I discovered Le Dans La, the blog of French stylist and photographer Aurélie Lécuyer, and found ourselves admiring (make that obsessing over) her whimsically romantic interiors. After 15 years spent living in the center of Paris, Lécuyer and her family relocated to a…

  • Huguette Clark's Empty Connecticut Estate Sells for $14.3M

    NBC just confirmed that the Connecticut estate once belonging to (though never occupied by) reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark has sold for $14.3M. Clark, who died in 2011, two weeks shy of her 105th birthday, put the nine-bedroom, eleven-fireplace...

  • This Wacky Home Has Leafy Walls and Upside Down Chairs

    Photo via The Design Files Home to Australian designer and floral artist Joost Bakker and his family, this former cherry farm property in Melbourne offers what might be the most whimsical family home of all time, despite some serious competition....

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