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House of the Week: A Glimmering Castle in Vermont

September 16, 2016 5:12 am

Towering over the hills of Vermont, this modern-day castle shimmers with a mica-filled granite that’s known locally as glimmerstone. The sparkle carries indoors with hundreds of windows that cause the sun to “play almost like music on the walls,” said owner Michael Graham. Graham and his wife, Elizabeth, designed and built this castle, which they and […]

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Live Like Jackie and JFK at Their Former Country Estate

September 16, 2016 5:12 am

While John F. Kennedy’s family had its beloved compound in Hyannis Port, MA, the president’s wife wanted something more private — and Jackie got it, in this country estate outside Washington, D.C. The First Lady dubbed it Wexford, and she loved the place. “You have done the most fantastic job and everyone agrees that house is really […]

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Vacation Rental Owners and Cities Seek Alternatives To A Lockout

September 15, 2016 7:33 pm

The vacation rental market seems to be going through a bit of a challenge as of late, with many cities opting to just shut down or limit the options for…

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Important Things To Know About Home Inspections

September 15, 2016 7:33 pm

If you're hiring someone to inspect the home you want to buy, or you're a seller trying to find out if there are any hidden problems that need fixing before…

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Condo Owners Can Speak Freely

September 14, 2016 7:18 pm

Question: We live in a large condominium project, and a number of us are quite concerned about our Board of Directors. We are not permitted to attend their Board meetings,…

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Why The "Best Place To Raise A Family" May Be All Wrong For You

September 14, 2016 7:18 pm

For those who are looking to relocate, the idea of starting over in a new city can be exciting. But deciding exactly where to do it isn't always easy. If…

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Apple also released watchOS 3 today and here’s what’s new

September 14, 2016 11:12 am

Today has been a massive Apple update day. The company released iOS 10, tvOS 10 and also watchOS 3. After announcing it at WWDC, it’s finally here — and it’s a huge update. I won’t mention all the changes with watchOS 3. Instead, I’ll focus on three topics — speed, app switching and watch face […]

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Comma.ai will ship a $999 autonomous driving add-on by the end of this year

September 14, 2016 11:12 am

At TechCrunch Disrupt SF this year, famed iPhone and PlayStation hacker George Hotz unveiled the first official product of his automotive AI startup, Comma.ai. The Comma One is a $999 add-on shipping before the end of the year, with a $24 monthly subscription for its software, which Hotz says will be able to drive your […]

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My Houzz: Modern Mountain House in a Utah Canyon (15 photos)

September 14, 2016 11:12 am

Architects John Sparano and Anne Mooney of Sparano + Mooney Architecture set out to build a new home that “was designed to touch lightly on the earth with a compact footprint and almost camouflaged insertion into the natural canyon surroundings,” Mooney says. She describes the modern house as being as… Houzz Galleries

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An Old Condo Kitchen Rises Again With a Fiery Orange Backsplash (7 photos)

September 14, 2016 11:12 am

When it was time to do an almost full-gut remodel of an older condo in the Center City area of Philadelphia, these homeowners put a contemporary kitchen high on their wish list. To get the job done, they hired architect Anthony Miksitz and design-build firm Greenable to create a kitchen that fits their… Houzz Galleries

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