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The Type Of House You Should Never Buy

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.15.2016 | Home

The massive, gaudy houses lining the streets of America’s upscale suburbs began to look like the epitome of bad taste and poor judgement once the fo...

McMansions and Boo Radley--Paving the Way for Progress, Right Over a Royal Oak Neighborhood

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.18.2016 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Posted originally in Kevin's blog, I suppose I was guilty, but they were such pretty trees. The city of Royal Oak sent me my warni...

Tomasz Rut: The New Age of Aestheticism

Pietros Maneos | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Pietros Maneos

I was greeted by beautiful-bodied women, heroically muscled men and horses depicted with such beauty, grace and detail that I felt as if I was in the private room of a Renaissance aristocrat like a Medici or Lombard, or in the summer home of the Pope.

Marginalize Mideast; End-Stage Childlessness

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 06.12.2015 | Home
Robert Whitcomb

The metastasizing Mideast chaos and violence have shown yet again the limitations of American power there. We're backing and opposing groups in a fluctuating toxic religious, ethnic, tribal and national stew and frequently contradicting ourselves as we do.

Who's Sprawling Now? Mixed Signals From the Market

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.09.2015 | Home
F. Kaid Benfield

Something very interesting is happening: companies are recognizing that today's workforce wants a more urban lifestyle, even in the suburbs.

Turns Out Americans Don't Want Tiny Homes After All

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.27.2015 | Home

Our Recession-era penchant to hate on McMansions and idealize downsizing is over. If it ever even really existed.

Let's Not Pronounce Sprawl Dead Just Yet

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 10.01.2014 | Home
F. Kaid Benfield

Few things have been as simultaneously destructive to the natural environment, the economy, and our social fabric as the tidal wave of suburban sprawl that washed over the US in the late 20th century.

Super-Size My Foyer: On Size and Snark of McMansions

Kimann Schultz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Home
Kimann Schultz

I came upon an article "McMansions: An Architectural Parable on the Death of the American Dream," which points to its originating article "Let Them Ea...

This Massive Glass House Is An Exhibitionist's Dream

Posted 11.22.2013 | Home

You know what they say about people who live in glass houses. While the prospective owners of this Beverly Hills mansion will want to refrain from sto...

Pricey Florida Mansion Comes With An Unbelievable 'Freebie'

Posted 11.22.2013 | Home

Since two may not be enough to call it a trend, we're going to just go ahead and call these recent real estate listings we spotted a "thing." On th...

New Homes Bigger Than EVER

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.27.2013 | Home

The housing bubble is back, baby! At least for the rich, anyway -- another sign of how Fed policies have most directly helped the wealthy by pumping u...

LOOK: Real Estate With Turrets, Rounded Rooms

Posted 11.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- You don't have to be a princess to want a turret. If you lived in a medieval castle, you might have a turret in order to keep a vigil...

De-Carbonize Our Taxes

William S. Becker | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
William S. Becker

Tax policies that encourage carbon emissions range from subsidies for oil companies to mortgage interest deductions for energy-wasting McMansions, but neither Romney nor Obama has addressed it head-on.

LOOK: You Can Buy This Castle But You Can't Live In It

Posted 09.18.2012 | DC

Most people expect if they're spending $9,000,000 on a seven-bedroom castle with a glass elevator and an indoor pool, they'll get to live in it. Or at...

The Lost World Of Midcentury Architecture

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home

By Karen Cilento click here for the original article on ArchDaily Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island from Design Onscreen on Vim...

How to Green a McMansion? Tear It Down and Build Two Homes In Its Place

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 06.09.2011 | Home
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Tear down one highly unsustainable McMansion and build two small green, handcrafted homes in its place? I like this idea a lot. Bothered by Australia...

No New McMansions Were Sold In July

DailyFinance | DAN BURROWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As David Rosenberg, the presciently bearish chief economist and strategist at Canadian asset manager Gluskin Sheff told clients Thursday: "The high-en...

My Takeaway From the Metropolitan Opera's New Rheingold

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

The Metropolitan Opera's season-opening performances last week of Wagner's Das Rheingold got lots of media attention, and with good reason.

One's Man's Hubris Is Another Man's Flood

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Tina Traster

I know. No one likes a snitch. But I've learned other people's mistakes are costly.

Welcome to Bubble Boy Nation

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

Welcome to Bubble Boy Nation, a place inhabited by overprotective parents, delicate, overindulged children, and two major political parties that routinely capitulate to legions of lobbyists.

PHOTOS: Britney Spears Takes A Hit Selling Beverly Hills Mansion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Real Estalker, the always unpredictable pop princess Britney Spears has once again chopped the price of her 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom Beverly Hills Vi...

Backstreet Boy Howie D. Hocks his $2.5 Million Sunset Strip Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Real Estalker, Howie Dorough, more commonly known as Howie D. of the recently reunited Backstreet Boys, has placed his Mid-Century Sunset Strip re...

PHOTOS: Kelly Wearstler and Brad Korzen List Malibu Beach House for $21.9M

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Sniffed out by Real Estalker, property developer Brad Korzen and his superstar interior decorator wife Kelly Wearstler have put their Beige Malibu beh...

PHOTOS: Funny Person Judd Apatow Sells Palisades Home For $6.5M

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Found via Real Estalker, Funny man Judd Apatow and wife Leslie Mann have listed their palatial Palisades property for $6.495M. The 5 bedroom, 5.5 bat...

Diane Keaton Re-lists Beverly Hills Home for $10.95M

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Found via LA Observed, "Annie Hall" actress Diane Keaton has re-listed her Beverly Hills mansion for 16% under last year's $13M price tag. Built by ...