Title: WSJ.com: Real Estate
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A Home Where the Manatees Swim
The waterfront Florida house, asking $4.4 million, includes an art studio, a saltwater pool and a quirky sauna
Architect Homes: Streamlined Yet Sophisticated
Many luxury buyers seek homes with complicated floor plans, high-end finishes and the latest technology. But architects? homes are often simple, sophisticated structures that merely look expensive.
Top Spots for Luxury Getaway Homes
Buyers looking to buy or build a luxury vacation home can start the house-hunt at these five popular destinations.
Vacation Equation: Financing a Second Home
Behind the surge in vacation-home purchases: a rebounding real-estate market?and baby boomers looking for a retirement destination.
Miami Beach Home Once Owned by Lenny Kravitz Asks $7.995 Million
The house?s rock star features include a wall for security and ?sexy? mood lighting.
Forced Sellers Could Get More in Florida
Florida lawmakers are considering closing a legal loophole that allowed real-estate investors to force some condominium owners to sell their units for less than they paid for them.
Manhattan's New Stalagmite Architecture
Space constraints and structural technologies produce precarious-looking high-rises.
Some Pick at Math in New York City Affordable-Housing Strategy
Housing experts say the mayor?s plan won?t work in cheaper areas without subsidies.
Time to Bring Palette of Spring Indoors
Ellen O?Neill, creative director for Benjamin Moore, on how a fresh coat of paint can be an easy way to add oomph to a home.
5 Vases That Evoke Gilded-Age Glamour
So long, dreary winter bouquets of twigs and berries. These opulent gold and metallic vases go better with unrestrained floral statements.
Neo-Memphis Design: It Came From the '80s
The campy 1980s furniture, known for wild colors, crazy patterns and exaggerated shapes, gets a reverent reboot from next-gen designers.
Reinventing the Torchière Lamp
How Parisian sculptor Philippe Anthonioz has upgraded that dorm-room cliché?the torchière lamp?in bronze.
Sculptural Rugs That Artfully Stand Out
The latest way to distinguish your floors? Rugs that have been carved and crafted into layered and stylish low-relief designs.
REITs Find It Easy to Raise Money
Real-estate investment trusts are scrambling to take advantage of investor demand for their high dividends by raising money in financial markets.
Good Brokers Make Good Neighbors
Proximity to your real-estate agent?s office can translate to a faster sale, a study finds.
A Wright House Rubs the Wrong Way
A fight over construction of a Frank Lloyd Wright has divided a peaceful British village.
A Creative Couple's New York Townhouse Is Listing for $38 Million
Measuring about 12,500 square feet, the house belonged to the late composer Mitch Leigh, who wrote the score to ?Man of La Mancha,? and his wife, artist Abby Leigh
Commanding Vacation Compounds
Grandkids coming to visit? Three oversize vacation retreats in Florida, California and New Mexico with plenty of room for the family
'Sonny and Cher' Producer's Beverly Hills Estate Listing for $25 Million
Owned by the late Nick Vanoff, the home is about 8,800 square feet with nine bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.
How Victoria Clark Learned to Be Fearless
The Tony-winning actress recalls a lively childhood home in Dallas.
The Race to the $100 Million Spec House
More developers and investors are racing to build increasingly lavish homes on spec. Built on prime lots, many of these homes are also attempting to break new price records.
Zombie Apocalypse? Where to Hide
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a statistical model for simulating the spread of a fictional zombie epidemic.
Market Day in London's Covent Garden
A former fruit market-turned-tourist spot is drawing a new wave of high-end real-estate development.
Bahamas Resort's Delay Hurts China's Construction Plans
The opening of a $3.5 billion Bahamas resort was delayed again as a state-owned Chinese construction company and the local developer feuded over who is to blame for mismanaging the project.
Companies Split Off Real-Estate Assets
Rising real-estate values are driving more retail companies to consider splitting off their real-estate assets to generate cash.
New York's Latest Medical Facilities May Simplify Seeing the Doctor
New projects aim to put more of the specialists patients need to see under one roof.
When It Makes Sense to Outsource Leasing
In New York, RFR?s hiring of JLL shows the tradeoff between market reach and commissions.