Close your eyes and imagine paradise. Perhaps you see a deserted tropical island or even a snowy peak, but what about an over-water bungalow? Elevated over the ocean, these hotel rooms on stilts are most often found in the Maldives and the South Pacific, but they also crop up in unexpected places such as Switzerland, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Some of the world’s best overwater bungalows come with huge wraparound decks, private plunge pools, glass-paneled floors,... [more] continue reading
New York City artists are used to losing their studio space to the forces of gentrification, whether it be in Soho or Greenpoint. But with the redevelopment of Industry City in Sunset Park — an unglamorous Brooklyn factory, turned artists’ studio complex, turned Brooklyn Nets training facility – many displaced artists say that they can no longer find affordable studio space. “All I can see is going further out, then having to move again,” Richard... [more] continue reading
Thanks to soaring prices and foreign buyers, apartments above shops in London’s city center – once stigmatized as second-rate housing – are becoming increasingly popular. “Historically there has always been a premium for living in an entirely residential building,” Peter Wetherell, managing director of the Mayfair-based real-estate agency Wetherell, told the Wall Street Journal. “Apartments over shops had a slightly inferior feel. But now retail areas in Mayfair are becoming more exclusive. With two-thirds of... [more] continue reading
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A 2.8-acre parcel in East Hampton’s Lily Pond with an asking price of $19.45 million is in contract. The property includes a 4500-square-foot, five-bedroom and five-bathroom home in addition to a two-bedroom guesthouse and a pool house. However, those structures will most likely be demolished for new development, according to Curbed. The property sold in November 2007 for $17.5 million, and with neighboring properties selling for around $20 million, the sellers probably took a loss... [more] continue reading
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