| Jun 24, 2010
| 4:45 PM
They are the Rodney Dangerfields of new housing; they get no respect. Often misnamed and misunderstood, they are the exception to the rule. But for homebuyers like Jamie and Andrew Kach, they make sense.
Collectively called factory-built homes, they...
| Jun 23, 2011
Actor Ed Begley Jr. doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to environmental activism.
Begley, the star of Plant Green network's "Living With Ed" and author of "Living Like Ed," is in the process of building a LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Like so many skeletons of Baltimore's industrial past, the brick and steel bones of sturdy buildings — devoid of innards — are found all along the harbor. Or maybe it should be said they were found along the harbor, since more and more of...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 12:05 PM
In life, you don't always get exactly what you want. But once in a while, when you do, it turns out to be something wonderful. Such is the case with Marlene Koeppel's dream home.
"I had always wanted this condo," she said, her petite frame, wide eyes and...
| Aug 24, 2010
The winds of change are blowing, and if you are lucky you might get ahead of the next trend by taking your grandmother to tea and smiling sweetly. Mark my words, chintz, brown furniture and handmade pieces are back.
We have been on a midcentury bender....
| Sep 9, 2010
| 12:47 PM
Pennsylvania-born quipster and all-around funny-man, Jamie Kennedy knows inspiration when he sees it. In August of 2007, while searching for his perfect home, his realtor Burt Bakman suggested a modern/contemporary dwelling nestled in the hills of Los...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:20 AM
For homebuyers who need to finance their purchase using a mortgage, a cash buyer can be their worst enemy.
That's because when a buyer makes a cash offer, the seller knows it's a solid deal and that financing hiccups won't delay a closing. Sometimes...
| May 4, 2010
| 11:35 AM
NEW YORK -- The former CBS television producer who tried to shake down David Letterman over the comic icon's office affairs started a six-month jail term Tuesday, closing a case that opened Letterman's behind-the-scenes behavior to public scrutiny....
| Apr 26, 2010
Every collection starts small.
Think back to that very first dusty 45-rpm single you found in your uncle's attic, now flanked by scores of vintage vinyl neatly shelved in the living room. Collecting spirits is no different. A road trip through Bourbon...
| May 10, 2010
Taking a cue from the Japanese, who for centuries have heralded the healing powers of a good soak in a wooden tub, Italian design firm Rapsel this year launched an all-wood bathtub with the eye-popping price of $28,000.
The Ofuro tub is "more than just a...
| Apr 2, 2010
Rachel Lehmann-Haupt was 37 when she froze her eggs, a process technically known as oocyte cryopreservation. She knew it wouldn't guarantee her fertility. But the San Francisco-based writer had just ended a relationship and knew she wanted kids.