Megan Johnson's Recent Articles
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These Repurposed Stuffed Animals on Etsy Will Bring Your Childhood Nightmares to Life
They’re not exactly the Care Bears of your childhood, but anything described as “disturbing, unsettling, and precisely what I hope it’d be” is certain to reel us in.
Sep 13, 2019
This Australian Mansion Is Going Viral and You Have to See the Basement
At first glance of 10 Melory Crescent, you may not understand why the listing of the the sprawling Australian mansion says “Brave people only.” But step inside Woodforde House, and you’ll soon understand why.
Sep 10, 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Reportedly House Hunting in Malibu
She may be across the pond these days, but is it possible that Meghan Markle will always be a California girl? The Duchess of Sussex is reportedly homesick for life on the West Coast.
Sep 10, 2019
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Are Selling Their Greenwich Village Home for $800K
The property can be purchased fully-furnished with a blend of vintage decor and pieces from the couple’s own collection, too.
Sep 6, 2019
Drew Barrymore’s Former Montecito Home Is on the Market for $9.95 Million
Tucked in the idyllic village of Montecito, where stars ranging from Rob Lowe to Natalie Portman have owned properties, the six-bed, eight-bath estate is a piece of architectural history.
Sep 5, 2019
The Obamas Are Reportedly Buying This Vacation Home on Martha’s Vineyard
They may no longer live in the White House, but former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama still know how to live the good life.
Aug 23, 2019
A New Contender For Worst NYC Landlords? The Ones Who Illegally Turned Two Condos into 20 Micro Units
One city councillor said it was like the room in 'Being John Malkovich.'
Aug 21, 2019
Chris Traeger Would Literally Love the Grounds at Rob Lowe’s Montecito Estate
Rob Lowe, former Brat Pack-er turned alum of shows like "The West Wing" and "Parks and Recreation," just re-listed his sprawling Montecito property known as Oakview Estate.
Aug 19, 2019
Old TVs Are Randomly Showing Up On People’s Doorsteps, and We Have Questions
Forget playing ding dong ditch. In this Virginia community, someone is leaving vintage TV sets on doorsteps.
Aug 16, 2019
It’s Not Too Late to Say Sorry For Not Buying Justin Bieber’s Old House
Could it be ours someday? In Bieber’s own words, “Never Say Never."
Aug 15, 2019
Josh Hutcherson’s Mid-Century Home Is Gorgeous and We Volunteer as Tribute
This isn’t just any Los Angeles celebrity bachelor pad—its keys have passed through enough famous hands to be considered Hollywood royalty.
Aug 14, 2019
Someone Asked Twitter for Terrible Design Photos and, Boy, Did They Come Through
"Hmm yes, design is about putting your bathtub as close to a microwave as possible"—said no one ever.
Aug 14, 2019
Don’t Let Chip and Jo Near This Untouched 1958 Waco House—Its Turquoise Kitchen Is Perfect As-Is
This stunning mid-century home just landed on the market, and it’s a beautifully-preserved three-bed, two-and-a-half bath house that’ll have any modern design enthusiast grabbing a flight to Texas before you can say “Eames chair.”
Aug 13, 2019
Someone’s a ‘Sucker’ for Nick Jonas’ Beverly Hills Bachelor Pad
Though it’s a recent build, the home embraces mid-century modern style, while possessing all the modern amenities any bona fide music star like Jonas could desire.
Aug 8, 2019
The Trader Joe's Effect: Why It Pays to Live Near TJ's
While you may think your proximity to cauliflower gnocchi and Candy Cane Joe Joe’s is draining your bank account, a new analysis says it may actually be making you money if you own a house.
Aug 8, 2019
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen List Their Massachusetts Home for $39.5 Million
The sprawling five-bed, five-and-a-half bath estate the beloved New England Patriots quarterback shares with his wife, supermodel/entrepreneur Gisele Bundchen, is officially on the market.
Aug 7, 2019
Matthew Perry’s LA Penthouse Just Hit the Market for $35 Million
Let’s just say you could multiply Chandler Bing and Joe Tribbiani’s apartment times ten, and it would still fit in there.
Aug 6, 2019
Bust Out Your Resumes: The Queen Is Hiring a Property Manager
Buckingham Palace is currently on the hunt for a Project Property Manager, and judging from the job posting, it’s the perfect gig for someone equally obsessed with HGTV and all things royal.
Aug 6, 2019
Halsey’s New Mid-Century Home Is More Dream Than Nightmare
Halsey has a new home, and we’re guessing it’s a little bit nicer than where you hung your hat as a 24 years old. The newly rainbow-haired songstress just snagged a four-bed, two-and-a-half bath spread in the sun-drenched San Fernando Valley town of Sherman Oaks.
Aug 2, 2019
Macy’s Pulled Those Body-Shaming “Mom Jeans” Plates After Twitter Rallied Against Them
Forget hot plates—Macy’s recently found itself in hot water. On Monday, the department store became embroiled in a social media firestorm after CBS correspondent Alie Ward tweeted a photo of a set of plates she spotted in their New York store.
Jul 23, 2019
Dr. Dre’s Woodland Hills Home Has a Sunken Jacuzzi—Indoors
The iconic rapper/producer/headphones tycoon is selling his Woodland Hills estate for $5.25 million—the most expensive listing in the entire town at the moment.
Jul 18, 2019
This Couple’s Legendary Reaction to a TV Show’s Home Makeover Gone Wrong Is Cringey AF
They said they wanted color, but it looks like the Geoghegans didn’t quite know what they were getting into.
Jul 10, 2019
Amazon Workers Set to Strike on Prime Day
Amazon workers at a warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota are set to hold six hours of strikes on July 15th, when Prime Day begins, over working conditions.
Jul 9, 2019
Chip and Jo or Property Bros? This Survey Ranks the Top Celebs for a Dream Home Makeover
Porch surveyed over 1,000 people about the top 5 celebrities who they would want to be on their home design “dream team,” and here are the results.
Jul 5, 2019
IKEA’s Teacher Appreciation Event Will Have Your Classroom Back to School Ready
If you’re a teacher that’s just finished out the school year, you’re probably doing all you can to avoid planning for this fall. But throughout this July and August, IKEA wants you to think about the classroom for a moment. The Swedish retailer is hosting several one-day events for educators that are filled with interactive workshops and activities like A Clean Desk Dream, Classroom Wall Art, and a raffle for an IKEA gift card.
Jul 4, 2019
Chip and Joanna Gaines Build a Playhouse for St. Jude’s Hospital—Here’s a Peek Inside
As if Chip and Joanna Gaines didn’t have enough on their plates, the “Fixer Upper” alums recently managed to squeeze in one more very important project. Along with Target, Chip and Joanna appeared in Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate children currently undergoing treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Jul 2, 2019
Kirsten Dunst Is Selling Her Toluca Lake Home, But We Really Just Want Her Huge Fiddle Leaf Fig
Kirsten Dunst is saying goodbye to her waterfront estate.
Jun 25, 2019
Chip & Joanna Gaines Are Moving a Vacant Church to Make it Part of Their Magnolia Market Expansion
In a move that will surprise no one, Chip and Joanna Gaines are expanding their Magnolia empire. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that the “Fixer-Upper” alums plan to make $10.4 million in renovations to the the Magnolia Market at the Silos by the end of the year. Anchored by their downtown silos, the renovations will bring new shops, public spaces, a whiffle ball field with tiered seating, gardens, and even a relocated historic church to be used for events at the 4.
Jun 20, 2019
The Little Shack on the Prairie from ‘Fixer Upper’ Could Be Yours
Out of Chip and Joanna Gaines’s massive home overhauls, the “Little Shack on the Prairie” certainly takes the cake for a memorable makeover. The Matsumoto family got the grand “Fixer Upper” treatment in season 4 of the show, transforming an actual wooden shack into a sprawling renovated farmhouse with an industrial flair. And now, the four-bed, two-bath home is on the market for $400,000, reports.
Jun 19, 2019
Apple’s New Mac Looks Like a Cheese Grater and IKEA’s Got Jokes
Highly specialized computer or… cheese grater? That’s the joke that IKEA Bulgaria made recently upon the unveiling of Apple’s new $6000 Mac Pro. The luxe electronic, which debuted at the 2019 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference last week, has prompted jokes galore due to its unique design, especially from the folks at IKEA, who noticed that it kind of resembles a cheese grater.
Jun 18, 2019
Make an Offer They Can’t Refuse and You Could Own This House From ‘The Godfather’
Michael Corleone may have been a deeply flawed man, but there’s one thing for sure: he had great taste in real estate. The iconic lead character of 1972’s “The Godfather,” played by Al Pacino, lived in a sprawling Tudor-style home set in Long Island. Now, the stunning property is on the market for  $1.375 million.
Jun 18, 2019
How Many Iconic Pieces Can You Spot in the Design Within Reach CEO’s Home?
John Edelman, who recently stepped down from his role as CEO of Design Within Reach, is also stepping away from his longtime home. Edelman’s luxurious home in the Connecticut suburb of Ridgefield just hit the market for the first time ever, but it’s not the price tag of your usual starter home. This modern beauty will cost you a whopping $3.395 million.
Jun 17, 2019
This Home from Season 2 of ‘Fixer Upper’ Is for Sale
The Waco property is listed for $739,900.
Jun 13, 2019
Vacation Like the Royal Family at This Jamaican Villa for Sale
Sure, the royal family may not be the sort you imagine letting their hair down and frolicking around a Jamaican resort. But if any spot could get the Queen Mother (also Queen Elizabeth, the current monarch’s mother) to relax and live their best life, we understand why it’s this one. The Little Hill Villa at The Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where she has luxuriated in Caribbean splendor, is officially on the market for $6.5 million.
Jun 13, 2019
The Ideal Distance Between You And Your In-Laws Is Closer Than You Might Think
Having your family nearby can be be great. But as anyone who’s seen an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond” knows, there’s a difference between being “nearby” and being too close for comfort. According to a new survey of more than 2,000 US adults from Ally Home, a digital financial-services company, the majority of respondents say there should be a 15-45 minute buffer zone between themselves and parents or in-laws.
Jun 12, 2019
You Can Get a Year’s Supply of Avocado Toast When You Buy a Home
In the eyes of real estate developers, avocado toast is like a Millennial mating call. So it’s no surprise that the purchase of a condo at one development comes with a year’s supply of the breakfast staple. According to The Globe and Mail, Woodbridge Homes Ltd. in Vancouver offered anyone who purchases a unit in its West Coquitlam development, Kira, a year’s supply of avocado toast, an incentive that amounts to a $500 gift card to a local eatery.
Jun 12, 2019
The Top 10 Most Affordable U.S. Cities for Renters
If you’re willing to say goodbye to a major city, you can find some lovely towns where rent prices won’t leave you picking change out of the couch cushions.
Jun 11, 2019
Rosie O’Donnell Is Selling a Pair of Houses and We Love the View
Rosie O’Donnell knows a thing or two about real estate. The former TV chat host has amassed a series of properties up and down the eastern seaboard, and two of those recently hit the market. Both located in a prime riverside enclave of Nyack, New York, just about an hour outside of the city, the homes are currently listed for $1,800,000 and $1,600,000 with Christie’s International Real Estate.
Jun 7, 2019
People on Twitter Are Sharing the One Thing They’d Ban to Make Their City Better
When Vancouver city planner Brent Toderian posted an interesting question on Twitter on Sunday, he probably had no idea the massive amount of replies he’d receive. But the question struck a chord with the Twitterverse, which had plenty of opinions to share. “If you had the power to ban just one thing from cities in order to make them MUCH better, OTHAN THAN CARS (too easy), what would that one thing be?” Roderick wrote in a tweet on Sunday.
Jun 4, 2019
Cindy Crawford’s Malibu Home Has Dreamy Ocean Views
Barbie may have had her Malibu Dream House first, but supermodel Cindy Crawford’s draws a close second. Now, the sprawling four-bed, three-bath beach home Crawford shared with her husband Rande Gerber is on the market for $7.495 million, and it’s officially giving us a fresh dose of summer inspiration.“International supermodel Cindy Crawford has called it quits on Malibu. Well, sorta,” Erik Gunther, realtor.
Jun 4, 2019
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s Former House Is for Sale for $49 Million
While they’ve both moved on to greener pastures, their exquisite taste in real estate still holds strong.
Jun 3, 2019
‘Pitch Perfect’ stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Are Selling Their Former Love Nest
Aca-scuse us while we shed a few tears. “Pitch Perfect” stars Skyler Astin and Anna Camp, who announced their divorce earlier this year, are selling their former home in the stylish Los Angeles enclave of Los Feliz. Listed at $2.45 million, the four-bed, three-and-a-half bath property served as the couple’s home since they were living in newlywed harmony, just over three years ago.
May 28, 2019
You Can Buy the Toll House Cookie Inventor’s House, But You’ll Need a Lot of Dough
Just call it the house that chocolate chip cookies built.
May 24, 2019
Marie Kondo Is Sparking Joy with Her New Children’s Book
You don’t have to be an adult to spark some joy. Marie Kondo, founder of the KonMari Method and star of “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix, has written a children’s book that will debut later this year. “Kiki & Jax: The life-changing magic of friendship,” a 40-page book written for ages three to seven, tells the story of Kiki, a collector, and Jax, a sorter.
May 22, 2019
Jeff Bridges Is Selling His Montecito Home, and the Rugs Really Tie the Rooms Together
If there ever was a home that was filled with good vibes, we’re guessing it’s one that belongs to Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges. The beloved actor, known for films like “Crazy Heart” and “The Big Lebowski,” just listed his sprawling Montecito compound for $7.995 million, reports.
May 22, 2019
This Famous Playwright’s NYC Loft Is an Exposed Brick Oasis
Here’s your chance to own a piece of New York dramatic history. The expansive Tribeca loft previously owned by playwright Edward Albee is currently on the market for $7.5 million, after undergoing a $1.5 million price cut. But if you’re a fan of Albee’s iconic works like “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” then you’re well aware this property is priceless.
May 21, 2019
Michael Strahan Lists His Luxe Beverly Hills Condo for $4.4 Million
Michael Strahan is most often associated with New York, thanks to his years on the field with the Giants and several turns on ABC morning shows like his current gig, “Strahan and Sara.” But when the football-star-turned-morning-TV-titan heads west, he rests his head at this luxe Beverly Hills condo, which just hit the market for $4.4 million, reports. Measuring 2,670 square feet, the sprawling condo has a prime location smack-dab in the middle of 90210.
May 20, 2019