What's in a home? Our housing choices and the environment
March 21, 2013, 3:49 p.m. by Guest Columnist
Clara Fang ponders the United States' obsession with big houses and the general lack of concern of what impact that has on the community.
Decreased risk of default a boon for energy-efficient homeowners
March 19, 2013, 6:29 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Zeroing in on a sample of 71,000 loans taken out over a 10-year period on both traditional and Energy Star-rated homes, a new study finds that owners of the latter are 32 percent less likely to default on a mortgage.
Corned beef, cabbage and an ample side of links [Friday news clump]
March 15, 2013, 2:49 p.m. by Matt Hickman
This St. Patrick's Day weekend: Mother Nature strikes again at the Farnsworth House, the case against tree-festooned skyscrapers and a bunch of lovely contemporary homes from the Emerald Isle.
A razing, a retrofit and a glam remodeling prospect [Friday news clump]
March 8, 2013, 6:12 p.m. by Matt Hickman
This week in DST delights: Zsa Zsa Gabor unloads the ultimate Bel Air remodel job, a 'Real Housewife' gets permission to raze a historic Star Island estate and a Westport abode receives a Passivhaus retrofit.
Igloo has sofa and TV
February 21, 2013, 10:14 a.m.
Video: A man in Worcester, Mass., built his own frigid 'man cave' in his backyard, complete with electricity.
In your dreams: 'Nightmare on Elm Street' house selling for $2.1M
February 6, 2013, 10:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
After gutting a neglected home with a nightmarish cinematic legacy, an L.A. homeowner has decided to sell the place where Freddy Krueger met his match for the first — but certainly not the last — time.
Chicken coops get a high-end makeover
January 30, 2013, 11:32 a.m.
Video: What would posesses a person to buy a $1,200 chicken coop, or a $45 white-enamel pail? Outdoorsy activities are getting a high-end makeover and consumers are flocking to the trend.
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