"Mansionization" is the name given to the increasingly common practice of tearing down a smaller house and building a much larger, more expensive one on the same lot, often to the detriment of next-door neighbors who suddenly find themselves deprived of sun, views, and privacy by the new mansion now looming over them.
At the California home of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, a 17th-century Tuscan table from Richard Shapiro Antiques and Works of Art (at right) serves as one of the master bedroom's two nightstands.
Johnny Depp's 37-acre estate in the South of France is on the market for the first time since the superstar actor bought the hameau, or small village, in 2001. After many years spent restoring and enjoying the early-19th-century buildings Depp has listed the property.
For Patricia Altschul's 1850s Greek Revival mansion in Charleston, South Carolina's historic district, designer Mario Buatta tapped Haleh Atabeigi to paint a hexagonal motif on the floors.
Most people think that building better habits or changing your actions is all about willpower or motivation. But the more I learn, the more I believe that the number one driver of better habits and behavior change is your environment.
Dan Stubbergaard, founder of the internationally praised COBE Architects, takes us around his hometown Copenhagen to show and discuss what motivates...
Rustic meets modern in designer Ellen Denisevich-Grickis's Rhode Island home, which features a Murano glass chandelier hanging above a vibrant Shaker-style island.
Adults and children with autism experience the world much differently than we do, so why don't we design homes, parks, and neighborhoods with them in mind?
Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis's former home on Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is for sale. The coastal residence has views of Casco Bay from every room and includes access to two private beaches.
By Don WilllmottDon Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications...
It might be too much to call this place inclusive. It's unforgiving winters -- oh, I know, you were waiting for that -- ensure that only the hearty call a place like this home. But Minneapolis is culturally diverse in a way few American cities are.
To step into her shoes is like following a mystical muse whose life ambition is guided by an intuitive historical destiny that does not rest. It is a passion which leads many to achieve greatness in the shadows of their heritage.
On a recent trip to Italy for a Sunsilk Co-Creation, I decided to take the train down to the South of France to visit my aunt. ...
One of the owners of this airy Los Angeles home is an amateur chef who likes to entertain, so Griffin Enright Architects anchored the room with a stainless-steel island that combines a large work space with seating for guests.
Most people know a big city by its skyline, but in Chicago, despite its instantly recognizable silhouette, it's all about the waterways. At least that's how our family sees it.