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Real Estate’s Self-Made Mogul

September 2, 2014

Don Peebles, the son of a mechanic, built a real-estate empire that includes three palatial family homes; meals sent up by dumbwaiter.

Real Estate’s Self-Made Mogul

September 1, 2014

Don Peebles, the son of a mechanic, built a real-estate empire that includes three palatial family homes; meals sent up by dumbwaiter.

Real Estate’s Self-Made Mogul

August 31, 2014

Don Peebles, the son of a mechanic, built a real-estate empire that includes three palatial family homes; meals sent up by dumbwaiter.

The Big Unit Will List his Big House for $25 Million


On Monday, retired Major League Baseball pitcher Randy Johnson will list his 25,000-square-foot Paradise Valley, Ariz., estate

Religion’s Effect on Real Estate


A German study says living near—but not too near—a house of worship results in a 4.8% price bump

The ‘Shoffice’ Solution


London homeowners who have maximized the square footage in their attics and basements are now building a backyard ‘shoffice,’ a cross between a shed and an office.

Cost Dispute Halts Work on Brooklyn Apartment Tower


Contractor Skanska is in fight with developer Forest City over added costs at tower next to Barclays Center that is using modular construction.

A Montana Home on the Bitterroot River

August 28, 2014

This farm comes with views, a pond and a tree nursery

The ‘Shoffice’ Solution


London homeowners who have maximized the square footage in their attics and basements are now building a backyard ‘shoffice,’ a cross between a shed and an office.

Contemporary Corporate and Personal Retreat

August 27, 2014

The owners of this approximately 9,600-square-foot home wanted to create a ‘zen retreat’ inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic ‘Fallingwater’ property.

An L.A. Story About Transformation


The redevelopment of the former Hughes Aircraft headquarters is the latest sign of the revitalization of the Playa Vista area, a dream that was envisioned at least three decades ago.

Project Climbs Out of Its Hole


The battle over the stalled Chicago Spire project, one of the most high-profile real-estate developments clobbered by the downturn, has taken another step toward being resolved.

Townhouse With Modern Interior, Space to Share

August 24, 2014

This recently renovated, landmark five-story 19th century townhouse close to Central Park houses an triplex, duplex and three studio apartments.

Welcome to the Guesthouse


Sometimes offices, sometimes crash pads for Junior, guesthouses are enjoying a moment, even if they’re rarely being used to house actual guests.

In Architecture, a Glass Ceiling


Despite historically high numbers of women entering the field of architecture, top-tier positions are still dominated by men.

Tom Robbins and Life in a Four-Wing Circus


The best-selling author’s Washington state compound is an homage to Pop Art, jungle lore and circus imagery.

T.M.I. on Home Loans


Home buyers cite information overload when seeking mortgage advice—while specific totals on payments and rates are hard to get, a survey finds.

Back to Nature in the Australian Countryside

August 22, 2014

This five-building property sits on more than 100 acres and includes fruit orchards, a river, a timber plantation and a rainforest.

The Beauty in London’s Beast


Long regarded as one of the city’s greatest eyesores, the sprawling Barbican complex is now attracting a new following—and is commanding price premiums to match.

U.S. Construction Shifts to Second Tier


Construction projects in cities across the country that stalled during the economic downturn now are getting the green light, an indication that the real-estate recovery is spreading beyond a handful of urban areas.