Ariel Winter sells Sherman Oaks home for $1.6M

From LLNYC: “Modern Family” ABC star Ariel Winter sold her commodious Sherman Oaks home for $1.6 million last month, according to the New York Post. Originally priced at $1.75 million in May, the property includes a 14-foot entry leading up to shiny wide-plank wood floors, sparkling quartz countertops, four and a half marble bathrooms, a large[…]

Tired of the Ritz? Try a cliffside cocoon villa perched above a volcano in Rwanda

Caribbean resorts? Tasteful Hamptons country houses? Cocoons dangling from the side of cliff? Now, that’s more like it. Designer Garreth Kriel from South African firm Nicholas Plewman Architects is hoping his extreme version of vacation housing will offers those yearning for adventure the perfect escape. Dubbed, “Bisate Lodge,” the development consists of six luxury, woven, cocoon-like dwellings near a[…]

Canada’s housing market is bananas

Canadian home sales fell the most in five years last month. That didn’t stop an increase in prices, which were up 18 percent nationwide from a year earlier. When you consider that most houses are leveraged assets, this represents huge gains for homeowners. While leverage can help boost performance on the way up, it becomes very[…]

A look at some of the Manhattan streets named after women: MAP

From LLNYC: In an overwhelmingly male-dominated universe, a handful of women have taken to the streets in New York City — literally. While the majority of eponymous streets in Manhattan honor accomplished men in U.S. history, a few boulevards and alleyways were saved just for the ladies. The New York Times points to author Henry Moscow’s “The Street Book:[…]

Warhol protégée “Baby Jane” suing neighbor over mansion renovation

Andy Warhol’s protégée “Baby Jane” Holzer isn’t taking her neighbor’s disruptive home renovation lying down. Holzer recently filed a lawsuit against investment giant KKR president Joseph Bae, in which she claims that his mansion rehab almost knocked her townhouse down. In 2006, Holzer — a Palm Beach real estate heiress discovered by Warhol — paid a whopping $16 million[…]