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Waterfront Luxury in Thailand

September 16, 2014

This contemporary Thai-style home sits next to a pristine beach and includes open living areas, a marble pool-terrace facing the sea, and Balinese furnishings.

A Midwest Palace in Illinois

September 13, 2014

This European-style Lake Forest, Ill., home was designed by celebrated architect David Adler and once housed the daughter of the Morton Salt founder.

Cities for Foodies


Americans’ passion for both cooking and cuisine has reshaped residential real estate. The hottest downtown developments are built around vibrant green markets, top-rated restaurants and celebrity chefs.

Prince William’s Real Estate Revival


In moving to Norfolk, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge may add some glamour to a sleepy county in the English countryside.

Penthouse Views in Taiwan

September 12, 2014

This contemporary two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Taipei’s financial district overlooks the capital city’s skyline and the mountains beyond.

A Top Chef’s Special Order at Home


Jean-Georges Vongerichten runs a series of busy restaurants, so at his Manhattan home he seeks a space free of clutter and noise

Luxury Homes Are Selling Faster


Not only are luxury homes selling faster than last year, the most expensive homes are spending less time on the market

A Lakeside Country Home in Australia

September 11, 2014

This sprawling property on 100 acres in New South Wales includes a main house with a ballroom, an indoor heated swimming pool and a separate art studio.

Joyce Carol Oates on a Farm’s Gifts


A novelist remembers her rustic childhood home in Upstate New York

Miami Beach Venture Taps New York Hotel Executives


Faena District, the massive $1 billion hotel, retail and condo project under way in Miami Beach, has hired two top New York hotel executives as the luxury development gets ready to launch into an increasingly competitive hospitality market.

Phoenix Landlords Are Enjoying the Market’s Heat


Apartment landlords have been the envy of the real-estate world in recent years, as strong demand has pushed down vacancies and lifted rent levels. But how long can the good times last?

Zillow-Trulia Merger Scrutiny Hinges on View of Ads


The FTC’s antitrust review of the merger between real-estate portals Zillow and Trulia will hinge on whether the agency considers the market for all home-listing advertisements, or just those that run online.

Open-Air Living in Tropical Thailand

September 10, 2014

This villa on the resort island of Phuket integrates the formal lounge area with a swimming pool and barbecue terrace to create one large space.

Cliff May-Designed Ranch in California


This 1930s California ranch-style estate by the famed designer is a romantic take on down-home living.

Outdoor Lifestyle in the Philippines

September 9, 2014

This two-level house on tropical Boracay island is perched on a hillside overlooking a blue lagoon, a popular spot for kite-surfing and other water sports.

Interior Designer’s Cozy Country Home

September 8, 2014

This Shaker-style cottage in Sharon, Conn., decorated with vintage items and connected to outbuildings by gravel paths, has been the ideal country retreat for the homeowners.

Interior Designer’s Cozy Country Home

September 7, 2014

This Shaker-style cottage in Sharon, Conn., decorated with vintage items and connected to outbuildings by gravel paths, has been the ideal country retreat for the homeowners.

Interior Designer’s Country Home

September 6, 2014

This Shaker-style cottage in Sharon, Conn., decorated with vintage items and connected to outbuildings by gravel paths, has been the ideal country retreat for the homeowners.

A Colorado Home in the Treetops

September 5, 2014

The Basalt, Colo., home, owned by actors William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, sits on 35 private acres and is part of Sopris Mountain Ranch.

Luxury Vacationers Trading Places


Luxury-home swappers say mansion exchanges save them money and give them the experience of staying in otherwise inaccessible homes.