This Was Considered a “Huge House” 50 Years Ago

Throwback Thursday

If it seems like the houses in your neighborhood are getting bigger by the year, you’re not imagining things. Over the past half-century, the size of the average American home has grown by more than 1,000 square feet—with a price tag to match. In 2018, the average new construction single-family home spanned more than 2,600 […]

Jodie Foster's Beverly Hills Home Just Hit the Market for $15.9 Million

Fantasy Friday

Actress Jodie Foster is saying goodbye to her Beverly Hills home. The Oscar winner reportedly paid $11.75 million for the five-bedroom house in 2011, and now she’s asking $15.9 million for it. Scroll down for a look inside.  Continued…

Nearly 5 Million Homeowners Can Now Save Money On Their Mortgages

Mortgage Monday

A sharp drop in interest rates last week suddenly made millions more borrowers eligible to refinance their mortgages.  With the average rate on the 30-year fixed now close to 4 percent, 4.9 million borrowers could likely qualify for a refinance that could reduce their interest rates by at least three quarters of a percentage point, […]

Mel Gibson Lists Malibu Home for $14.5 Million

Fantasy Friday

Academy Award winner Mel Gibson just listed his Malibu, California estate for $14.5 million. The impressive estate features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a French country kitchen, a pool house, and more. Here’s a look inside the 6,500-square-foot property, which is listed with Sandro Dazzan of The Agency and Hilton & Hyland’s Branden Williams.  Continued…

Kitchen of the Week: History Rebuilt After a Devastating Fire

Transformation Tuesday

From the looks of this Minneapolis kitchen, you might think that it has barely changed since the home was built in 1928. But after a recent fire did extensive damage to the historic Mediterranean-style house, a thoughtful reconstruction recaptured its original feeling while creating a bigger and more functional kitchen. “This home had beautiful historic […]

New Looks for Kitchen and Bath Faucets in 2019

Fantasy Friday

New products and styles of fixtures and hardware were showcased at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the industry’s biggest event, held in Las Vegas from Feb. 19 to 21, 2019. We noticed an expansion of offerings in gold finishes as well as in matte black finishes, along with a new take on the […]

Before and After: Stylish and Streamlined Small Bathroom

Transformation Tuesday

After moving in to their two-bedroom prewar co-op apartment in Queens, New York, Eric Alarcon and Niurka Maldonado desperately wanted to renovate the two bathrooms. The decades-old black-and-white tile with depictions of birds and vines were a particular pain point, as were the ancient toilets. But cost, inconvenience and the fact that they planned to […]

Eleanor Roosevelt's New York City Townhouse Is On the Market for $13.5 Million

Fantasy Friday

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s Upper East Side townhouse recently hit the market Thursday with an asking price of $13.5 million. Scroll down for a look inside the five-floor home, which was built in 1873 by architect M.C. Merritt.  Continued…

Muhammad Ali's Former Los Angeles Estate Hits the Market for $17 Million

Wow Wednesday

The nine-bedroom Los Angeles mansion the late Muhammad Ali called home has just hit the market for $17 million. Situated on six acres in a gated community called Fremont Place, the property was built in 1916. It was designed by renowned architect John C. Austin, who was responsible for iconic Los Angeles edifices such as […]

13 Before and After Backyard Makeovers You Can Do in a Weekend

Transformation Tuesday

This home’s existing decking and railing was in bad condition, but the pressure-treated structure was still sound. There’s no need to tear down an rebuild, when a simple decking and railing update will suffice. And the results of this makeover will surprise you.  Continued…