Real Estate

    Shingle-Style Architecture, Long Island Touches
    A Peconic home that took inspiration from a Maine house designed for Frederick Law Olmsted sits on more than 12 acres about 45 feet above Long Island Sound. It is on the market for $7.5 million.

    Former Tobacco Hub Clears the Air
    Preservationists have long staked a claim to rescuing architecturally important train stations and government buildings. Many now are shifting their focus to saving vestiges of America's industrial past.

    Housing Trouble Grows in China
    Overbuilding by Chinese real-estate developers has left many of the country's smaller cities with a glut of apartments for sale, driving down prices and posing an economic threat.

    Building a School That Replaces Its Used Energy
    When P.S. 62 has its opening scheduled for the fall of 2015, it will be billed as a "net zero" school, producing at least as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year.

    Nasdaq Is Bullish on Times Square Backdrop
    Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is renovating its high-wattage building in Times Square as it leverages its growing New York City presence to attract more corporate clients and recruit more high-tech talent.

    Alex Rodriguez Sells Miami Beach Condominium
    Embattled Yankees third baseman gets $2.575 million for a unit he purchased last year

    Buy, Sell and Start Over
    A high-end resort developer swaps out houses on Lake Michigan and in the British Virgin Islands.

    A Man Between Two Gardens
    Italian landscape designer Gianfranco Giustina dedicates his life's work to islands of Bella and Madre in Lake Maggiore.

    In Europe, New Lenders Don't Look Like Banks
    A new breed of lender is playing a more important role in Europe, as the rebound in the commercial-real-estate market begins to expand from traditional areas of strength, like London and Frankfurt, to other markets.

    Historic Mediterranean in Florida
    Built for a member of the Carnegie family, this 1920s waterfront home features many of its original architectural details.

    The 'Starter' Jumbo Steps Up
    Lending is on the rise for jumbo loans below the $1 million mark, boosted by the housing rebound and increased competition among banks

    Homes That Go Out on a Limb
    Three high-design perches in the trees, including a redwood treehouse duplex.

    Times Square Hotel Nears a Break From Its Seedy Past
    The dilapidated Hotel Carter has attracted offers of as much as $170 million from developers and investors since it was put up for sale late last year. A winner may be selected as early as this week.

    The Renovation Redo
    To compete against a flood of high-end new developments, sellers are remodeling spaces that were done just a few years earlier.

    The Brave New World of Talking Plants
    Some people talk to their plants. One of my plants has started talking to me. Electronically, that is, via a new gadget called the Parrot Flower Power that I stuck into one of my flower pots.

    Little House, Long History
    This Federal-style home in the Palisades, built around 1820, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and played host to prominent artists such as folk singer Woody Guthrie and writer Carl Sandburg.

    An Artist's Home in Colorado
    An Illinois barn finds a new life as a home and studio in Basalt.

    New York REIT Starts Fast
    Shares of Nicholas Schorsch's latest real-estate investment trust closed trading at $10.75 a share, rising close to 3.8% in the last hour of trading. Before Tuesday, the shares were valued at $10 each.

    Plots & Ploys
    Google made a limited number of its Google Glass products available to the general public for the first time, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts wants in.