Month: August 2013

300 Year Old Home Remoleded To Unite Old World To Modern

This is what we call breathing room! A room in which one can breathe. Where the sea breeze moves freely. Where the scent of the ocean is ever-present. And the best part? It is not in a deserted island far, far away, but in…

A Menage Of The Most Expensive Homes Sales of The Year

An Upper East Side mansion sold for $47 million. After rumors that the billionaire Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheik Hamad  bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani, had purchased several blockbuster properties in  Manhattan, The New York Post reported that the Sheikh had actually purchased a 71st  Street townhouse in June…

Understanding Real Estate Closing Costs

Real estate closing costs often take buyers by surprise because they are uninformed regarding the extent and source of these costs.  Generally, closing costs are around or under ½ of a percent of the total purchase price, excluding any points the buyer may be paying on their loan.  Thus,…

Best New Buildings Of This Year

It has been a phenomenal year in the world of architecture, with architects and  engineers pushing the boundaries of innovation and design. Absolute World Towers Location: Mississauga, Canada Architect: MAD Located in a suburb near Toronto, the Absolute Towers are nicknamed “Marilyn  Monroe” for their…

Enjoy 25 Spots In Italy Where You can experience Local Flavor

  It may be possible to spend an entire lifetime discovering Italy and still many stones would be left  unturned. It is a place where authentic experiences are abound, So Luxury Italian Tours shared some of their  favorites. This guide holds some of the coolest…

Photos to Inspire New Designs For Your Entry Way/Foyer

  Sure the front entryway or foyer is always the star, grabbing all of the attention and more of the interior design budget. After all, that’s the first space guests see when they arrive and it sets the tone for your entire house. However, for…

How To Choose The Perfect Deck For Your House

  Before you choose between plastic and wood for your decking, ask  yourself one question: Where is your deck? If your deck is in  the sun or in the shade for the majority of the day — particularly in summer,  when it will be used…