The most Earth-like planet in the solar system, Mars has always looked like an obvious choice for future human colonization. But what would houses on Mars actually look like? A NASA-sponsored contest, called the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, seeks to answer that question. Launched in 2015, the contest’s third and final phase is set to wrap up next month. Though the premise is literally out of this world, technology developed for outer-space living often has more […]
A stark, dark style of home design is trending for both the interior and exterior of houses in Southern California. More homeowners are choosing to paint their houses black, the Los Angeles Times reported. Since 2017, the design firm Benjamin Moore Paints has seen almost a 30% jump in the usage of black for interior and exterior, their experts say. The appeals lies both in the ability for hues like “Midnight Oil” “Black Beauty,” and […]
An opportunity to live like royalty is now up for grabs for under $10 million. Princess Maha bint Mishari Abdulaziz Alsaud has listed her Asian-inspired mansion in the Mulholland Estates for sale, Variety reported. The 7,650-square-foot home — Alsaud’s part-time residence — has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There’s also a wood-paneled library, media room and wet bar. (Alsaud’s primary home is a 25-bedroom mansion in Riyadh.) Outside, manicured gardens and a swimming pool complete […]
The former home of a woman saved from the Titanic is now on the market for $1.795 million. The property known as Overledge — at 159 River Road in Nyack — dates back to 1916, Inman reported. Margaret Welles Swift, of the Swift Meatpacking Company, built the home after the Titanic sank in April 1912. Welles Swift was among the first women to graduate from New York University Law and planned to build her perfect […]
One of the most famous churches in Las Vegas is on the market for $12 million. A Little White Chapel, the small venue on the Strip famous for its drive-through weddings, Elvis impersonators, and numerous celebrity weddings, is for sale for the first time in nearly 70 years, according to the New York Post. Its long-time owner Charlotte Richards told Fox 5 Vegas that it’s time “to slow down and let someone else” run the […]
Landlords who rake in rents from medical marijuana dispensaries may put their commercial bank accounts and title insurance at risk, according to cannabis real estate experts. Meanwhile, cannabis retailers are baking early termination clauses into leases in the event municipalities deny permits to open dispensaries. Dan Deitz, manager of real estate acquisitions for GrowHealthy, a Florida medical marijuana company founded in 2014, said his firm retained SRS Realty Advisors, a commercial brokerage based in Orlando, […]
The City Council’s recent move to update Chicago’s building code for the first time in 70 years could be a boon for the real estate industry, which long has pushed for changes to make development cheaper and easier. The new code adopts a lot of the standards in the 2018 International Building Code, which architects and designers are billing as a huge win for the industry. For one, architects will have to spend less time […]
In this week’s celebrity real estate, two big-name musicians have listed their equally big-ticket homes. Fleetwood Mac lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine are now sellers. Levine and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, led the way with their $47.5 million listing in Beverly Hills, bought just a little less than a year ago. Levine and Prinsloo’s asking price on their home is nearly $10 million more than what they paid for it […]
Construction has finished on 1 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at the crossroads of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street, the 210-foot-tall building was designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Slate Property Group and Meadow Partners, with Whitehall Interiors responsible for the interior design.
Beam Architects has revealed its first renderings for 85 Rutledge Street, a five-story apartment building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. New construction permits filed in 2018 name Yesh Properties as responsible for the development, while J Goldman Design, a Brooklyn-based design firm, will oversee the design of the project's interiors.