| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:23 PM
It is not often that a piece of Maryland architectural history goes on the market, which is one of myriad reasons that the Springfield Estate (also known as Peerce's Plantation) in northern Baltimore County is such a treasure.
At a selling price of $1....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The defense in the perjury and voter fraud trial of Richard Alarcon rested its case Tuesday with neither the former Los Angeles city councilman nor his wife taking the witness stand on their own behalf.
Alarcon and his wife have been accused of...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As hard as it may be to imagine, there was a time not so long ago when few Americans had ever heard the expression "man cave."
In 1994, PBS' trusty "This Old House" was the best known of a handful of home-improvement programs on the airwaves. The idea...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Greg and Jerilyn Chun found their ideal home 20 years ago while still engaged. "I know we said we'd wait, but I think I found the one," Jerilyn recalls telling her soon-to-be husband. Her find was a 918-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1960 kit...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:12 AM
For people who have chosen to be gentle to Mother Earth, being green is a way of life.
The same is true for eco-responsible homebuilders. Being green is their philosophy.
"What we preach is process," says Adam Segal, vice president, Segal & Morel Inc....
| Jun 21, 2014
Once you sign a contract, there's no clean way out — unless that contract is covered by a state or federal "cooling off" rule that allows consumers to cancel within three days.
What's covered by the cooling-off rule follows no apparent logic or...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:10 AM
When "This Old House" premiered on the Boston PBS station WGBH in 1979, few could have predicted it would spawn an entirely new television genre: the home-improvement show. The series that made Bob Vila a household star and inspired the top-rated sitcom...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Plans to resurface 96 blocks of residential streets in Burbank are underway, with the Burbank City Council last week unanimously approving a contract to start the $2.7-million project.
The project, part of the city's residential-street-improvement...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This renovated 1920s house in Hollywood Hills retains an "Old Hollywood" vibe from its beamed ceilings with plaster scroll work to the hardwood floors of the step-down living room. The original decorative iron gate stands in the arched entryway to the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Lehigh County commissioners Wednesday lambasted the county administration's plan for turning around Cedarbrook nursing home as weak and undeveloped.
The criticism came as commissioners were asked to approve a new contract with the nursing home's union...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Mariah Riley was beaming.
The 11-year-old had just finished touring her family's home, newly renovated in a construction blitz spearheaded by the LeBron James Family Foundation and the TV show Rehab Addict.
What did she like best?
Her bedroom, of...