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Showcase for Style, Old and New

April 24, 2014

More than 30 designers converged on this 1920s colonial-style home listed for sale in Washington, D.C. for a charity home showcase.

‘Man Camps’ Gain Ground in the Bakken


Target Logistics recently landed a nearly $30 million contract to provide lodging for oil-field workers in North Dakota, in the latest example of rising demand for professionally managed ‘man camps.’

From Bank to Abode

April 23, 2014

Once part of the mezzanine of a bank, this two-bedroom apartment in Nolita features 18-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lafayette Street.

‘Man Camps’ Gain Ground in the Bakken


Target Logistics recently landed a nearly $30 million contract to provide lodging for oil-field workers in North Dakota, in the latest example of rising demand for professionally managed ‘man camps.’

Soho Loft Sells for $26.58 Million


The sale represents one of the highest prices ever paid for a Manhattan co-op below 34th Street

Estate for Faith and Family

April 20, 2014

This hilltop property features a private chapel, an indoor swimming pool and a total of 25 bedrooms spread across the main house, cabins and other buildings.

Homes Where Animals Roam


Keeping a tiger or a giraffe at home involves a tangle of federal, state and local laws. And when it comes time to sell, a herd of water buffalo can complicate the move.

Nolita Increasingly Becomes a Name of Its Own


While Nolita’s name identifies it as being north of Little Italy, the small Manhattan neighborhood has, in recent years, come into its own as an area defined by the many independent businesses lining its streets.

De Blasio Vows Fixes for Sandy Aid


At least 500 New York City homes damaged by superstorm Sandy would be rebuilt and 500 reimbursement checks would be issued to storm victims by the end of this summer, under the mayor’s new recovery plan.

Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business


Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.

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.