Real Estate

    Modern Design in Northern Thailand
    This contemporary home in Chiang Mai features an open-plan layout for entertaining, a pool, tropical gardens and a guesthouse.

    2015 House of the Year
    After more than 600,000 votes, readers crown their favorite: The Florida home that sold for $1 and traveled across a bay.

    Builders' New Power Play: Net-Zero Homes
    Net-zero homes that generate more electricity in a year than they use are going mainstream, if the home-building industry has anything to do with it.

    Larger Home-Builders Show Reflects Industry Optimism
    Sales of new and existing homes were lackluster last year, but there is an air of optimism running through this year?s gathering of home builders, contractors and suppliers at the home-building industry?s annual convention in Las Vegas.

    Housing Starts End Year Solidly, Up 4.4%
    A burst of groundbreakings for single-family homes last month offered hope a key segment of the housing market is revving up after years of malaise.

    Retail at Port Authority Bus Terminal Is Poised for Renewal
    Crowded bus stations aren?t commonly known for appealing retail environments, but two New York City real-estate firms are aiming for just that at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

    Aid for Factory Hits Sweet Spot
    New York City has awarded $13.2 million in recovery funds to Madelaine Chocolate Co., one of the largest employers in the city hit by superstorm Sandy.

    Speaker's Woes Leave Tenant Advocates Wary
    Rent-regulation laws are due to expire in June?along with tax abatements sought by the real-estate industry?and it is far from clear what role Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will play in this year?s face-off in Albany.

    Robertson Stretches to New Zealand
    Billionaire Julian Robertson is renowned as a pioneer in the hedge-fund industry, but less know is the role that a New Zealand real-estate investment has played in his career and that of one of his sons.

    New Heights in Tabletop Design
    To create a memorable dining experience, take inspiration from the new wave of ?culinary happenings??parties that push tabletop design to new heights.

    Perk Up Your Home With a Bolt of Color
    Pale, minimalist Scandi-inspired interiors are starting to smack of limited imagination?it?s time to bring back color, exuberance and drama.

    Millennials Yearn for Homes in the Suburbs
    New survey shows Generation Y prefers to live in single-family homes outside the urban center, even if they currently reside in the city.

    Alexander Wang Debuts a Furniture Collection for Poltrona Frau
    A year after taking the helm at Balenciaga, the fashion designer tries his hand at furniture design with a three-piece collection for the Italian brand Poltrona Frau.

    A Napa Valley Estate for $27.5 Million
    A 12,000-square-foot Napa Valley on 40 acres rates high with readers in Mansion?s House of the Year voting.

    A Tiny Cabin With a Big Price Tag
    A small cabin in Idaho, listed for $2.5 million, rates high with readers in Mansion?s House of the Year voting.

    Asia's House of the Year
    This cliff-style home on the island of Phuket has open Thai-style pavilions and big views of the Andaman Sea

    Europe's House of the Year
    This 19th-century villa outside Florence, Italy holds many memories for the family who owns it

    The Look of Lacquer
    In a Paris workshop, a granddaughter takes up the family business; applying layers of luxury to objects from lamps to wall paneling.

    Some of the Hottest Homes in the U.S.
    Three homes for sale that offer an oasis in the desert areas of Arizona, New Mexico and California

    Low Down Payments = Higher Rates
    Few lenders require private mortgage insurance on jumbo mortgages. But jumbo borrowers who put little money down will pay more in another way: higher interest rates.

    Motor Courts Take Manhattan
    A number of luxury condo buildings under construction in New York plan to offer spacious old-world motor courts.

    The Work Ethic of Daydreaming
    Billy Gardell of ?Mike & Molly? recalls his bumpy childhood in Pittsburgh and Florida

    Site of Tragedy Now a Home to Luxury
    The Pennsylvania estate where millionaire John du Pont murdered an Olympic wrestler has been razed and remade into a development with million-dollar homes.

    Latest Style: Home Hair Salons
    For both convenience and privacy, homeowners are installing personal salons, complete with hair-washing basins, stylist chairs, manicure stations and even massage tables.

    Chelsea Rooftop Offers Toasty Winter Getaway
    The McKittrick Hotel, the home of the immersive theater piece ?Sleep No More? on West 27th Street, has reimagined its rooftop garden as a winter lodge.

    China's Kaisa Seeks to Raise Funds From Foreign Investors
    Cash-strapped Chinese property developer Kaisa Group Holdings is exploring ways to raise funds from foreign investors and is in talks with other Chinese developers to sell assets.