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Like New, a Century Later

April 18, 2014

A restoration of this 1903 colonial revival-style home preserved original details, like brass hardware and silk-covered walls.

Modern Take on a Farmstead

The design of this contemporary home in Kent, Conn., draws inspiration from traditional farm structures and was done by architect Steven Harris in the early stage of his career.

Shingle-Style Architecture, Long Island Touches

April 17, 2014

A Peconic home that took inspiration from a Maine house designed for Frederick Law Olmsted sits on more than 12 acres about 45 feet above Long Island Sound. It is on the market for $7.5 million.

Former Tobacco Hub Clears the Air

Preservationists have long staked a claim to rescuing architecturally important train stations and government buildings. Many now are shifting their focus to saving vestiges of America’s industrial past.

Housing Trouble Grows in China

Overbuilding by Chinese real-estate developers has left many of the country’s smaller cities with a glut of apartments for sale, driving down prices and posing an economic threat.

Building a School That Replaces Its Used Energy

When P.S. 62 has its opening scheduled for the fall of 2015, it will be billed as a “net zero” school, producing at least as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year.

Nasdaq Is Bullish on Times Square Backdrop

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is renovating its high-wattage building in Times Square as it leverages its growing New York City presence to attract more corporate clients and recruit more high-tech talent.

A Dragon (but No Dungeons) in Australia

April 15, 2014

This period home in Melbourne has detailed plasterwork, antique furnishings and a 19th-century French terra-cotta dragon on the roof.

Historic Mediterranean in Florida

Built for a member of the Carnegie family, this 1920s waterfront home features many of its original architectural details.

A Wine-Induced House Hunt

After a weekend of wine tasting, singer-actress Rita Moreno and her husband decided to build a house in Berkeley with views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge—and one insane peacock.

Bauhaus Flair by the Water

April 12, 2014

This modernist home in Massachusetts boasts expansive water views and notable historical connections.

A Man Between Two Gardens

Italian landscape designer Gianfranco Giustina dedicates his life’s work to islands of Bella and Madre in Lake Maggiore.

Buy, Sell and Start Over

A high-end resort developer swaps out houses on Lake Michigan

and in the British Virgin Islands.

Fashion Magnate Fred Segal Buys in Cabo

A Los Angeles house previously owned by a “Friend” and a director goes on the market for $11.8 million; a Florida mansion lowers its price to 24.9 million; screenwriter Allan Loeb lists for $1.999 million.

Kaufman Studios Sets Stage for Astoria Action

Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens have become a magnet for restaurants, bars and other venues frequented by a young, hip crowd.

Luxury Auction in Park City

April 11, 2014

This 15,000-square-foot ski home listed for $12.9 million is headed to auction without a reserve price.

Luxury London Townhouse

April 10, 2014

This three-bedroom former artist’s studio in Knightsbridge, central London, is set over three floors and has a roof terrace.

Florentine Residence

This period house, originally a garden store, sits behind Florence’s largest baroque palazzo, and is within walking distance of the Italian city’s major landmarks.

Times Square Hotel Nears a Break From Its Seedy Past

The dilapidated Hotel Carter has attracted offers of as much as $170 million from developers and investors since it was put up for sale late last year. A winner may be selected as early as this week.

An Artist’s Home in Colorado

April 9, 2014

An Illinois barn finds a new life as a home and studio in Basalt.