Last year, Israeli writer Etgar Keret commissioned Polish architect Jakub Szczesny to build what would become the world's skinniest home at only 4 feet wide. Last week, the project in Warsaw was finally completed and ready for move-in!
Small is big in Sweden, where a shortage of affordable student housing prompted the city of Lund's building commission, AF Bostäder (AFB), to offer this pint-sized flat to the student with the best social media talents.
What if you bought a house that was built by the venerable architect Frank Lloyd Wright? And what if you didn't know that when you bought it (and made plans to tear it down)? Would you care? Would you try to preserve it, or move forward with your original plans for demolition regardless?
Chateaus don't get much grander than Chateau D'Aubiry, a 32,300 square foot estate built on a marble slab in foothills of the Pyrenees. Finished in 1900, it's a perfect example of the opulent style of the Belle Époque. Another relic from the era before bathing was a daily practice, the home, listed for €21 million, has only one full bathroom and one powder room for all 13 bedrooms.
It's the American dream, on steroids. Home ownership is seen by many as a key to stability and happiness. But as homes grow larger and more elaborate, and often replace older architectural gems, some communities are fighting back, and facing some sticky issues of property rights versus historic preservation.
I fully admit being late to the K-Pop party. But, like millions of others, I was totally amused by Psy's hit video and song. I belt out "Oppan Gangnam Style!" in the car while I'm driving and have even attempted the equestrian-style dance move he's now made famous (It wasn't pretty).
Q: I informed my landlord in January 2012 that my HVAC unit was leaking and causing water damage that led to a severe mold and mildew infestation. She refused to have the unit inspected by a licensed HVAC inspector as instructed by the Code Enforcement Police in March 2012. The violations were not repaired until after I filed a claim in magistrate court on August 2012, but the HVAC unit still has not been inspected by a licensed inspector. Can I sue the landlord for money I paid towards rent while the code violation was not repaired?
This summer, a record number of my friends rented out their homes using services like Airbnb or VRBO. It seems we've reached the point in life where we can finally afford spaces that are rental-worthy, but we could still stand to make some extra cash. After an extensive poll and some crazy stories, I've compiled their suggestions into a handy guide to renting out your space. Wanna learn from their mistakes? Read on…
This past weekend I skipped out to the desert to view pre-fab up close and personal (as opposed to online or on the showroom floor). Blu Homes had, literally, unfolded three separate units to create a cozy retreat for the Disney family in Joshua Tree's rocky terrain. This was no Mickey Mouse operation, but a home that was green, energy efficient, and tricked out with the latest and greatest in gadgetry, from radiant heated floors to low flow fixtures.