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Outdoor living doesn’t have to end just because there is a chill in the air.
11/24/2020
Outdoor Design Ideas for Cold Weather Living

Outdoor living doesn’t have to end just because there is a chill in the air.

Homeowners hunkering down during coronavirus are figuring out ways to extend their time outside.

Becoming a professional actor at a young age came with a lot of pressure for Alex Winter. “I had to balance school, frie...
11/24/2020
Alex Winter’s Most Excellent and Bogus Journey

Becoming a professional actor at a young age came with a lot of pressure for Alex Winter. “I had to balance school, friends, performing, memorization, rejection, not missing a line and so on. I compartmentalized my life to get it all done at a high level.”

The ‘Bill & Ted’ actor hit the stage early, but being a professional performer came with a lot of pressure.

Hoping to install a fence? So’s everybody else. Here’s how to get your project off the ground during the pandemic while ...
11/17/2020
Demand For New Fences Meets a Nationwide Lumber Shortage

Hoping to install a fence? So’s everybody else. Here’s how to get your project off the ground during the pandemic while keeping the peace with your neighbors.

With more people hunkering down at home, fencing contractors say they’ve never been busier.

Rachel Bloom was picked on relentlessly growing up. “You want to talk bullying? In seventh grade the popular girls paid ...
11/17/2020
Rachel Bloom: ‘In Middle School, I Was Bully Meat’

Rachel Bloom was picked on relentlessly growing up. “You want to talk bullying? In seventh grade the popular girls paid the most popular guy to ask me out as a prank.”

The actress, comedian and singer-songwriter on the potential origin of her OCD, getting picked on by the popular kids and how ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ was conceived.

Members of the Sacklers, Purdue Pharma’s founding family, have a personal property portfolio that extends from Greenwich...
11/12/2020
A Real-Estate Empire Tied to Purdue Pharma

Members of the Sacklers, Purdue Pharma’s founding family, have a personal property portfolio that extends from Greenwich, Conn., to Bel-Air.

A look at the most notable U.S. homes owned by members of the Sackler family.

Occupancy at assisted-living facilities and independent-living centers is slipping because of Covid, and real-estate dev...
11/12/2020
Covid-19 is Giving the Multigenerational Home Business a Big Boost

Occupancy at assisted-living facilities and independent-living centers is slipping because of Covid, and real-estate developers are seizing the opportunity.

Reluctant to send their elderly parents to senior-living facilities, some homeowners are building properties equipped to house extended family.

The question you must ask yourself before you buy that beach house: Do you have the right stuff to own a vacation home?
11/12/2020
Buying a Vacation Home is Easy. Owning It Is Hard.

The question you must ask yourself before you buy that beach house: Do you have the right stuff to own a vacation home?

Do you have what it takes to master second-home ownership? Take this quiz to find out.

The owners wanted to ensure their historic Connecticut property, which they spent $150,000 renovating, was in good spiri...
11/11/2020
Who Needs a Home Inspector When You Can Hire an Energy Healer?

The owners wanted to ensure their historic Connecticut property, which they spent $150,000 renovating, was in good spirits.

The owners of this Litchfield, Conn., house have a spiritual side. So they hired someone to ensure they were among good spirits.

George Benson’s stepfather told him not to touch his acoustic guitar when he left the room. “I began strumming it. Tom r...
11/10/2020
George Benson Started Out on a $16 Acoustic Guitar

George Benson’s stepfather told him not to touch his acoustic guitar when he left the room. “I began strumming it. Tom raced back, smiled and said since I’d touched it, I had to learn to play it.”

The singer-guitarist was performing on a Pittsburgh street corner when he was first discovered.

Period antiques meet yard-sale finds inside Champ Soleil, a 13,400-square-foot Newport, R.I., estate that’s hitting the ...
11/05/2020
Inside Champ Soleil, a Newport Mansion That Doesn’t Take Itself Too Seriously

Period antiques meet yard-sale finds inside Champ Soleil, a 13,400-square-foot Newport, R.I., estate that’s hitting the market for $14.8 million.

These homeowners spent roughly $10 million putting their stamp on this historic Rhode Island estate. Now, following years of epic parties, they’re listing it for $14.8 million.

In 2018, Bill Nicholson drove 45 minutes to pick up a display case he bought on e-Bay. He left with the case, and the in...
11/05/2020
How eBay—Not Zillow or Trulia—Led One Indiana Couple to Their New Home

In 2018, Bill Nicholson drove 45 minutes to pick up a display case he bought on e-Bay. He left with the case, and the intent on purchasing the grand, 120-year-old Victorian where the seller was living.

Bill and Jess Nicholson discovered the historic home in Shelbyville after a chance encounter in 2018.

The designer, who spent several years furnishing the home’s interiors, considers the 1854 Federal-style home “a real lov...
11/04/2020
In Savannah, a Federal-Style Mansion Goes From Rundown to Remarkable

The designer, who spent several years furnishing the home’s interiors, considers the 1854 Federal-style home “a real love letter to Savannah.”

Following a six-year architectural restoration, the homeowners spent several years and roughly $300,000 furnishing the historic home.

Matthew McConaughey’s mother prepared him for acting from a young age. “She’d say, ‘You don’t walk into a room like you ...
11/04/2020
Matthew McConaughey: From Little Mr. Texas to Big Hollywood Star

Matthew McConaughey’s mother prepared him for acting from a young age. “She’d say, ‘You don’t walk into a room like you want to buy the place. You walk in like you own it.’”

The Oscar-winning actor recalls his first ‘sink or swim’ moment, what his parents taught him and becoming famous before he perfected acting.

We asked a pair of real-estate agents: Have you ever had to referee a tug of war between buyer and seller?
11/03/2020
When Closing a Home Becomes a Fight to the Finish

We asked a pair of real-estate agents: Have you ever had to referee a tug of war between buyer and seller?

These two real-estate agents got caught in the middle of brawling buyers and sellers.

A Palm Beach, Fla., real-estate developer is planning to tear down the waterfront estate of late disgraced financier and...
11/02/2020
WSJ News Exclusive | Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach Mansion to Be Demolished

A Palm Beach, Fla., real-estate developer is planning to tear down the waterfront estate of late disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and build a new home.

A local real-estate developer, who says he’s in contract to buy the waterfront estate, is planning to knock it down and build a new home.

10/30/2020

At #WSJFuture, British designer Thomas Heatherwick said the pandemic is reshaping the future of office work—potentially for the better.

10/29/2020

The 2020 Buyer’s Guide: How to navigate buying a home in the country’s top seller’s and buyer’s markets, plus the hottest migration destinations following the coronavirus outbreak.

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