WSJ.com: Real Estate
Redesign in Roxbury
The owner, a designer, embarked on a renovation of this home on six acres in Connecticut with the goal of creating a private and peaceful retreat.
Big Deals in Las Vegas
Buyers emboldened by the recovering economy take advantage of reduced price tags in Sin City's struggling luxury market.
New-Home Building Shifts to Apartments
The share of new homes being built as rental apartments is at the highest level in at least four decades, as an improving jobs picture spurs younger Americans to form their own households but tighter lending standards make it more difficult to buy.
An Artist Finds the Perfect Red
In his East Village loft, a famed painter creates the ideal backdrop for his old masters; Paul Simon's playing card on the ceiling.
William Randolph Hearst Aerie Asks $38 Million
Plus, a New York townhouse asks $30 million; "Modern Family" home lists for $2.35 million; a high-tech California home goes on the market for $22 million.
Germany Seeks to Shift the Broker-Fee Burden
Germany's government pledged to introduce legislation that effectively would shift the burden of most broker fees from renters to landlords.
Another 'Break' From Fort Lauderdale's Past
A Fort Lauderdale hotel once popular with spring-break revelers recently was demolished to make way for an 18-story beachfront luxury condominium tower.
Beekman Place Makes the Most of Two Blocks
Manhattan's Beekman Place doesn't score high on name recognition, but the small, two-block stretch, which is tucked into bustling Midtown East, is prized by residents as a secluded enclave.
Garment District Proves Comfortable Fit
After decades of fretting about declining numbers of local manufacturers and designers, the Garment District is taking some comfort in new, nontraditional arrivals.
Superrich Pushed Prices of Top-Tier Homes Higher in 2013
New data from a global study of "ultra-high-net-worth individuals"?the top 0.01%?shows a stark rise in house prices in the most desirable parts of cities across the world.
Parents, Why Landscape When You Could 'Playscape' ?
Rope-climbing walls, zip lines and even the occasional 'boulder scramble' are making backyard equipment more versatile
The Barcelona Chair: Too Iconic to be Cozy?
Designed for royalty, Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair has devolved into a corporate cliché. On the eve of a new Mies monograph, we revisit this problematic classic.
Elevators on the Rise
The utilitarian device is getting a makeover, complete with themes and high-tech control panels
Double-Dutch Amsterdam Abode
A designer combines two spaces into a single home for an unusually wide layout in a city of narrow, vertical structures; splurging on a luxury bathroom.
A Loan Engine Keeps Humming
Despite fears that stricter new regulations would curtail lending, wealthy borrowers haven't taken much of a hit
Big on the Big Easy
In New Orleans, the luxury real-estate market is bouncing back, boosted by homeowners who want to stay in the city; historic homes, prime locations for Mardi Gras.
'No Nudes Is Good Nudes,' the Agent Says
Professionals and the sellers they represent face off over tastes that could offend some; mom's painting of a topless woman in the living room.
A Bachelor Party Pad in Singapore
An entrepreneur builds an ultramodern, James Bond-Meets-Asia edifice designed for large-scale entertaining.
An L.A. Move, With Serenity in Mind
Entrepreneur Russell Simmons buys a five-bedroom Spanish Mediterranean in L.A. to be near his daughters
Oliver Stone Puts Manhattan Apartment on the Market
A London apartment that spans across three neighboring buildings asks about $46 million; a San Francisco house off "the crookedest street in the world" will list for $9.95 million.
All the Right Angles in San Francisco
This angular modern home with city views reflects the changing demographics in this growing tech hub.
The Allure of Built-In Coffee Makers
In kitchens, coffee-making appliances are giving way to built-in machines that grind beans and dispense customized drinks.
Fannie-Freddie Endgame Takes Shape
Nearly six years after the government rescued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, top members in the Senate and the White House agreed on a framework to wind down the mortgage giants and overhaul the nation's $10 trillion mortgage market.
Getting the REIT Tax Treatment May Get Harder
A plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code being floated by Republicans in Congress is rattling the real-estate world because it would limit the type of companies that qualify to become real-estate investment trusts.
Plots & Ploys
Silverstein Properties is getting a prime piece of China real estate; The Wharf gets off the ground in Washington; Investors aren't impressed with Morgan Hotel Group's staff cuts.