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Napa Valley Estate to List at $27.5 million

October 18, 2014

The 40-acre Pritchard Hill estate is surrounded by vineyards and offers picturesque views of the Valley

Own a Private Winery

After a career in business, some former execs are buying hobby vineyards. While they can savor the fruits of their labor, hungry caterpillars and foul weather loom.

John Legend Lists in Los Angeles for $1.995 Million

The Hollywood Hills house has three bedrooms, one of which Mr. Legend uses as a studio where he wrote and recorded several of the songs on his current album, “Love in the Future.”

A Fido-Friendly Caribbean Estate Lists for $48 Million

Dallas investor Robert Haas and his wife Candice named the home they built “Oliver’s Cove,” after the first of their many rescue dogs

Don Johnson to List in Montecito for $14.9 Million

The ‘Miami Vice’ star and his wife paid $12.5 million for the house last year

A Pennsylvania Mansion—Gargoyles and Mermaids Included

October 16, 2014

Pat Croce, former president of the Philadelphia 76ers, is auctioning off his Villanova estate

Antwerp Needs Its Space

The Belgian city’s lofts edge out historic townhouses as the most sought-after real estate; room for pools, terraces

Preservationists Stymie a Developer’s Comeback

Georgia developer Ben Carter, who is rebounding from a high-profile loss of a $400 million Atlanta project during the downturn, has run into a different kind of headache with his current plan to overhaul one of Savannah’s major commercial corridors: preservationists.

A Light and Airy Townhouse in the West Village

October 15, 2014

The four-story townhouse features Moroccan accents and a community courtyard with a colorful history

Leon Panetta on the Family Farm

The former Defense Secretary on how a fruit stand on his family’s California farm launched his career

Chicago’s West Loop Boom

Top tech firms, retailers and restaurants are moving in, bringing a spate of luxury condo developments that are attractive to urban residents looking to settle down.

Foreclosure Dispute Pits Mortgage Lenders vs. Investors

Mortgage lenders and housing investors are squaring off in Nevada over a court decision that has allowed thousands of foreclosed homes to be sold for pennies on the dollar, in a case that could have big implications on an already-tight home-loan market across the country.

Sky Views in the Mile-High City

October 14, 2014

This penthouse apartment in the Four Seasons Private Residences in Denver towers over the downtown area and features hotel amenities.

Own a Home in City Hall

Hundreds of London’s public buildings are being sold off to bolster Britain’s finances. The result: luxury apartments in former town halls, firehouses and military outposts.

Los Angeles House With ‘Auto Gallery’ to Ask $55 Million

The air-conditioned, exhaust-vented “auto gallery” has a spinning turntable in its center and room to hold 15 vehicles.

Bill Gates Buys Jenny Craig’s California Horse Farm for $18 Million

Known as Rancho Paseana, the approximately 228-acre property is about 20 minutes north of San Diego

A Winning Farmhouse Renovation

With a crack design team, a Manhattan couple invests in an 1830s clapboard home—and scores a weekend getaway that gently mixes tradition and modernity.

A Private Mountain Home in Utah

October 10, 2014

The Oakley, Utah, home sits on 144 private acres and includes amenities like a sound-proof movie theater and a golf-simulator room.

An Ode to the Can-Do Spirit

Robert Pamplin has turned his 400-acre estate in Sherwood, Ore., into an embodiment of his personal philosophy

Jodie Foster Sells Her Home for About $5 Million

The Hollywood Hills estate has a courtyard, screening room and a pool, according to the listing