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Private Luxury in ThailandOpen in a New Window

This property in the resort town of Hua Hin includes a two-level home, a separate guest house, a standalone fitness center and staff quarters.

 

America's Little Literary TownOpen in a New Window

More than a dozen top authors have moved to the tiny town of Hillsborough, N.C., finding both community and quietude (except maybe at Halloween).

 

In the U.S., It's Back to Nature for Some ResortsOpen in a New Window

Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts is the latest hotel operator rushing to cash in on the rise in ecotourism, with destinations in the U.S.

 

Mall Empire Expands With $4.3 Billion DealOpen in a New Window

David Simon's spun-off real-estate investment trust, Washington Prime Group, said it would purchase Glimcher Realty Trust, another mall REIT, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $4.3 billion.

 

Boxed In, Oscar de la Hoya Boxes His Way OutOpen in a New Window

The world champion grows up in a tiny house in East Los Angeles, determined to buy his family a better home

 

The Rise of the Black KitchenOpen in a New Window

As the ubiquitous all-white kitchen starts to look sterile, designers are thinking inky—with dark cabinetry, appliances and accessories.

 

Remo Ruffini's Second Home in MilanOpen in a New Window

The Moncler chief designed his Milanese pied-à-terre to seamlessly transition between official business and serious relaxation.

 

Make Your Home a Perfect Nesting PlaceOpen in a New Window

The maxim 'There is no such thing as bad weather, there is only inappropriate clothing' applies just as much to the home. Textures, color, lighting and just the right amount of clutter can winter-proof any room.

 

College Building Booms, and City Reaps BenefitsOpen in a New Window

Spending on higher-education construction in New York City will top $2 billion this year and will continue near that level for the next three years, according to a new survey by a building industry trade group.

 

Cable Network Brings Loft Feel to MidtownOpen in a New Window

A+E Networks merged and renovated two 1920s towers to get a campus that is distinctly not 'your grandmother's Midtown office,' an example of office-district borders that have begun to dissolve.

 

Citigroup and Bank of America Offer Mortgages With Discounted RatesOpen in a New Window

Citigroup and Bank of America will provide mortgages at discounted interest rates as part of their efforts to help borrowers with low incomes or subprime credit histories.

 

Dalian Wanda Property Arm Plans Hong Kong IPOOpen in a New Window

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, which is controlled by Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, aims to raise up to $6 billion with a Hong Kong initial public offering.

 

Home-Sales Data Belie 'Lukewarm' MarketOpen in a New Window

An unusually strong reading for U.S. new-home sales in August might not be enough to kick the market into higher gear.

 

New York Builder Takes Vertical LeapOpen in a New Window

Related Cos. is planning a $6.5 billion project in the city of Santa Clara. Taken with two planned skyscraper projects in San Francisco and a mixed-use project in Los Angeles, the ventures show how Related is betting California is ready for denser urban development.

 

A Not-Yet-Built Hamptons Estate Asks $60 MillionOpen in a New Window

Sagaponack, N.Y.'s most expensive listing is on 16 acres, about eight-tenths of a mile from the beach.

 

Cities for FoodiesOpen in a New Window

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.

 

A Home Where Paris Meets TaichungOpen in a New Window

Lanshu Chen helms a Michelin-starred French restaurant, but her condo pays homage to her Taiwanese upbringing.

 

Banks Sweeten Jumbo TermsOpen in a New Window

Instead of selling mortgages on the secondary market, large lenders are keeping them on their books and reaping the profits themselves. That may lead to better terms for borrowers.

 

Large Los Angeles Estate Sells for Over $33 MillionOpen in a New Window

On just over 3½ acres, the property is one of the largest in Bel Air.

 

Florida Home on Private Peninsula Will List for $60 MillionOpen in a New Window

If it sells for its asking price, the property could set a record for the priciest residential sale in the Miami area.

 

Prince William's Real Estate RevivalOpen in a New Window

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

 

A Top Chef's Special Order at HomeOpen in a New Window

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 FasterOpen in a New Window

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

 

The Rise of the Super PantryOpen in a New Window

Once just for food storage, pantries are now multipurpose hubs for food prep, gift-wrapping and even work.

 

Joyce Carol Oates on a Farm's GiftsOpen in a New Window

A novelist remembers her rustic childhood home in upstate New York.

 

Entertainment Mogul Robert F.X. Sillerman Lists Six Homes for a Total $107 MillionOpen in a New Window

The properties include an eight-bedroom oceanfront home in Southampton for $39 million.

 

Plots & Ploys: News DigestOpen in a New Window

An Asian real-estate investor is acquiring the site of one of New York's most infamous diplomatic incidents. Hong Kong-listed Keck Seng Investments agreed to buy the Sofitel hotel for $272 million.

 

A Luxe Revival for Temple CourtOpen in a New Window

The long-hidden, glass-and-iron atrium of a landmark 1880s building at 5 Beekman St. in lower Manhattan is being restored, as the office building and an adjacent lot are transformed into a hotel and condominium tower.
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