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a dining room with glass walls and floor to ceiling windows
A Silicon Valley Retreat Where ‘Star Trek’ Meets ‘Star Wars’
In a rural California enclave, a tech entrepreneur and architect create an ultramodern smart home inspired by science fiction. The dining room is suspended 10 feet in the air, above the swimming pool.
a bed room with a neatly made bed and a footstool sitting on a rug
A New Career and House With the Help of Over 1 Million Instagram Fans
Instagram influencer Kate Rumson had her fans weigh in on the design of her master bedroom
a living room filled with lots of furniture next to a stone wall and wooden floors
A New York Weekend Island Retreat Gets Fancy
Once a shoe-free paradise for free spirits, New York's Fire Island is going upscale
a living room filled with furniture and a fire place next to a large open window
Bought That Run-down Old House? Time for an Extreme Makeover
Owners Ron and Judy Hoefer hired Dan Nelson, principal of Designs Northwest Architects, to help them transform the house. Inside, they ripped out wall-to-wall beige carpeting and replaced trim molding with a more modern style.
an outdoor patio with sliding glass doors leading to a lake and mountains in the background
Colorado Mountain Home Inspired by ‘Walden’ Asks $29 Million
The dream home of late casino exec Butch Kerzner was designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf.
a modern house with lots of windows and landscaping
Bought That Run-down Old House? Time for an Extreme Makeover
New owners can face big challenges when updating homes that have had a single owner for decades with new interior styles and technology
a kitchen with blue walls and white cabinets, an oval dining table in the center
Where Denmark’s Elite Go to (Modestly) Summer
Skagen, the surprisingly modest community where Danish titans of industry go to recharge.
the hallway is lined with wooden paneled walls and floor to ceiling windows, along with planters on either side
Modern Living in Nova Scotia
Construction of the glass-and-concrete home took about 20 months and cost about $6 million. ‘It’s not the traditional log house you expect in the Canadian wilderness,’ says Mr. Balaz. The home has two atriums to bring in more natural light and geothermal heating and cooling systems.
an ornate room with stained glass windows and chandeliers
Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire
One of the many, many homes of so-called "bangle billionaire" Carolyn Rafaelian
a large indoor swimming pool with columns and skylights on the ceiling, surrounded by lounge chairs
When A 13th-Century English Home to Royalty Comes With A Sauna
After a decades-long restoration, a countryside manor east of London lists for $4.7 million. But when past residents date back to the Middle Ages, maintenance doesn’t come cheap
a bed sitting on top of a wooden floor next to a table with a lamp
A Shoe Executive’s Long-Distance Run to His Oregon Abode
In this shoe exec's Oregon abode, only Nikes are allowed.
a fancy bathroom with gold and black decor on the walls, chandelier and bathtub
A Steampunk Loft in Manhattan
The master bathroom of this NYC loft was envisioned as a Turkish hammam ‘with everything in gold.’
a living room filled with lots of furniture next to a window covered in deer heads
Luxury Colorado Horse Ranch Asks $25 Million
The home comes with an All-American barn inspired by Ralph Lauren
a bathroom with a sink, mirror and bench in the corner on the floor next to it
Hamptons Surf Home Sells for Almost $23 Million
This is the priciest home to have sold in Montauk this year.
the inside of a building that has many square objects on it's sides and is made out of metal
Terra-Cotta Comes Back as a Luxury Home Material of Choice
Before the rise of the glass-and-steel skyscraper, terra-cotta clad the Flatiron building and Chicago’s Rookery.
a large brick house with a circular garden in the front yard and landscaping around it
The Rise of the Older, Single Female Home Buyer
The present and future of real estate is female.
a living room filled with furniture next to a kitchen
Where Luxury Meets a Prefab Home
The Midcentury Modern living room in a Portuguese luxury villa. The architect thinks this home is a glimpse at the future of affordable housing.
an open air living area with large windows and plants in the foreground, surrounded by water
Where Luxury Meets a Prefab Home
Is this $1 million luxury home the future of affordable housing?
a dining room with green chairs and a wooden table surrounded by hanging lights above it
When Your Dining Room Was Once A Railroad Terminal
Would you spend $375,000 to redo your dining room?
a bathroom with red and black tiles on the floor
Billionaire Ron Burkle Lists Frank Lloyd Wright Landmark for $23 Million
Billionaire Ron Burkle is selling a restored Frank Lloyd Wright landmark that looks like a Mayan Temple
a woman and her children are making pizzas
The Rise of the Child-Friendly Luxury Kitchen
Peek inside kitchens custom-made for pint-sized chefs
a bathtub and sink in a black bathroom with wooden accents on the countertop
Homeowners Discover (Again) the Luxury of Soaking Tubs
Forget the shower. Homeowners Discover (Again) the Luxury of Soaking Tubs
a very long room with lots of mailboxes in the wall and lights on the floor
Inside the High-End Mailrooms Wealthy Residents Visit When They’ve Got Mail
For some wealthy residents, a luxury mailroom is the latest housing amenity
a large bathroom with an oval tub in the center
Racing Heiress Petra Ecclestone Relists Los Angeles Mega-Mansion for $175 Million
A bathroom inside a Los Angeles mansion Petra Ecclestone is hoping to sell for $200 million
a living room filled with white furniture and a large painting on the wall behind it
Penthouse in Gloria Vanderbilt’s Childhood Mansion Asks $30 Million
Heiress Gloria Vanderbilt spent part of her infancy in this Upper East Side townhouse, which has been carved out into luxury apartments that are now on sale
a living room with wood paneling and large windows overlooking the water is shown in this photograph
Lakeside Luxury in France
The 6,780-square-foot interior is completely lined in larch, a wood grown in the surrounding Alps and selected to give the feeling of an Alpine home. The metal fireplace was bought off-the-shelf from the French fireplace company Focus. ‘The model is from the ‘70s, made for a French ski resort,’ Mr. Dentand says.
a living room filled with furniture and a fire place in the middle of a room
A Fashionable Couple Remakes Madrid Mill into Mansion
Inside a Greater Madrid mill that's been converted into a Mansion
two people walking down the street in front of shops with lanterns hanging from the ceiling
Luxury Real Estate Comes to Urban Chinatowns
We now live in the age of the $3,000 Chinatown apartment-- and that's bringing fears of displacement
an organized closet with many pairs of shoes on the shelves and cupboards behind it
Inside A Sports-Loving Teen’s $54,000 Closet
This is what happens when you build a $54,000 "locker room" for a teenager.
a woman sitting on top of a couch in a living room
Eva Marie Saint Before Marlon Brando and ‘Waterfront’
Eva Marie Saint, in her 93rd year, reflects on an Oscar-winning career and meeting Marlon Brando.
a golf course with palm trees and the ocean in the background
Inside California’s Golf Paradise for Wealthy Titans
17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, Calif. is a favorite address for moguls, mavens and their heirs.
an empty room with large windows overlooking the trees and grass outside, is pictured in this image
AOL Co-Founder’s D.C.-Area Home Asks $62.95 Million
The interiors of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home that sits on the estate of the late AOL co-founder Jim Kimsey. The estate, now on sale for $62.5 million, is the priciest-ever listing in the Washington D.C.-area.
an outdoor living area with couches, tables and ceiling fans on the outside wall
Upscale Farm Living (You Don’t Have to Get Your Hands Dirty)
A Hawaii home that overlooks the ocean.
a white house with lots of trees and bushes on the side of the road in front of it
How Real-Estate Agents Get the Best Homes—for Themselves
The 1940s home of Billy Rose, founder and president of the Agency, a boutique real-estate brokerage in Beverly Hills, Calif.
a dining room with blue walls and wooden floors
Once an Asylum, Then a Convent, Now a Home
A Belgian mansion that started out as a bachelor pad has served many purposes since it was built in 1809; today, the fully restored house—with five main dining rooms—is listed for about $4 million.
two people sitting on top of a large rock in a room with wood flooring
This Family’s Lake Tahoe Home Has an 18-Ton Boulder in the Living Room
Rob and Amy Wells included an 18-ton boulder in the middle of the living room of their house in Lake Tahoe, Calif., lighted from underneath in different LED colors.
two beds in a bedroom with red, white and blue decor
Love Your College Team? Buy a ‘Game-Day House’
A guest bedroom in this home in Lawrence, Kan., is decorated in the red and blue colors of the University of Kansas.
a bowl of fruit sitting on top of a counter next to a bathtub filled with water
The Versatile Volcanic Rock That’s Showing Up in Home Décor
Lava stone is showing up everywhere.
a modern kitchen with marble counter tops and stainless steel appliances, along with hanging lights
A Family Home With a Sweet Side in London
A cluster of Tom Dixon 'Melt' pendant lights in copper above the kitchen island in a London home.
a very tall building sitting on the side of a road
Hollywood’s Obsession With Skyscrapers
The Escala building in Seattle. The title character in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy lives in this upscale condo building.
a painting hangs on the wall next to an old brick fireplace in a white room
A Belgian Beer Scion Makes a Home in a Brewery
Anne Vanneste and her family spent about $800,000 turning abandoned storage space in her family's centuries-old brewery into a contemporary apartment. The fireplace in the master bedroom lost its mantel during the renovation.
an old brick and stone house surrounded by trees
The Preferred Cottage for British Royals
Estate cottages have become highly sought-after pieds-à-terre and country homes thanks to their beautiful locations and attractive architecture.
a very tall building sitting in the middle of a city with lots of construction equipment around it
Tokyo’s Growing Yen for High-Rise Apartments
Residences occupy nine floors--37 to 46--in the 52-story Toranomon Hills in Tokyo. Homeowners have access to housekeeping and room service from the hotel.
an old brick building with white doors and windows on the street in front of it
The Opulent Second Lives of Firehouses
Buyers are turning decommissioned firehouses—properties deemed by their cities as outdated or too small to accommodate current equipment—into modern homes.
several pieces of jewelry are on display in a red box with gold trimmings
Estate Sales Are Cool Again
A collection of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s jewelry is being prepared for auction.
an ornately decorated living room with two couches and a table in the corner
A Ruined Hungarian Palace—Rescued
A salon on the top floor off the main entrance of the mansion.
a bathroom with gray walls and white fixtures
An Amsterdam Couple Builds a House From Scratch
The master bathroom's oversize bathtub in this Amsterdam home is from JEE-O.
the eiffel tower is in front of some buildings
Luxury Real Estate Runs Hot and Cold in Europe
A view of the Eiffel Tower.
a living room filled with furniture next to a stone wall
Popular Midcentury Modern Homes Are Fetching Top Dollar
Built-in interior elements are a hallmark of Richard Neutra homes.
the house is surrounded by cactus and succulents
Popular Midcentury Modern Homes Are Fetching Top Dollar
Richard Neutra designed this 1953 glass house for his secretary Dorothy Serulnic on a 5.5-acre hillside property in La Crescenta, Calif.
the city is surrounded by old buildings and large water front areas, along with a river running through it
Budapest Steps Back Into Luxury
Luxury living is making a comeback in Budapest. Here, the Buda side of the Danube. Residents regard the Buda side as more exclusive and the Pest side as more lively.
an open living room and dining area with a pool in the background
Garage Doors Do Double Duty
More architects and home builders are using garage doors in unusual places to achieve an airy effect. The look is sleek, and the doors don’t take up floor space.
the house is surrounded by beautiful flowers and hedges
Is That a Frank Lloyd Wright? Prove It
Was that home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Julia Morgan or Paul Williams? Increasingly, buyers are turning to scholars to authenticate architectural claims.
a driveway leading to a large house with palm trees on both sides and cars parked in the driveway
Palm Beach Notches Big-Ticket Home Sales
Once viewed as a bastion of older high-society snowbirds, the Florida island is becoming hipper as younger families are drawn by low taxes, picturesque scenery and sunshine.
a living room filled with furniture and lots of windows
McCall, Idaho: A Ski Spot Without the Glitz
A home at Whitetail Club in McCall, Idaho.
a lake surrounded by snow covered trees in the middle of winter with a pink sky
McCall, Idaho: A Ski Spot Without the Glitz
In McCall, Idaho, large new homes are sprouting up along the lake where log cabins used to sit. There is no more land available along the lake to build, and about a quarter of the lakeside homes have been built in the past two decades.
a gold robot is sitting on top of a stand
Mansion: The Wish List: Home Pros Pick Their Splurge Items
We asked a host of interior designers, top executives, developers and others in the know, to dream big for the holidays. Here are some of the one-of-a-kind items on their wish lists. The Elektra Belle Epoque coffee machine has references to the legacy of Italian coffee making.
a large kitchen with white cabinets and pink island in the middle of the flooring
When the Empty Nest Also Accommodates a Crowd
The kitchen in this home in Mason, Wash., is big enough to accommodate two islands.
the living room is clean and ready for us to use in its new year's eve
A Historic Holland Home Is Transformed
Steven Meester, a Dutch entrepreneur, converted an early 20th-century landmark villa into a contemporary showpiece. He livened up the living room’s staid original fireplace with leather paneling, designed in a pattern to echo traditional parquet flooring.
a large brown house sitting in the middle of a lush green field with lots of trees
Bloemendaal: The Wealthiest Corner of the Netherlands
Aerdenhout, a Bloemendaal-area village, has some of Holland’s most expensive estates. This thatched-roof mansion, above, is the centerpiece of an 8½-acre Aerdenhout property.