House of the Week: A 216-Year-Old Bridgehampton Estate

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Affectionately known as the Whale House, this classic Bridgehampton treasure offers a great deal of history and an elegant summer home or year-round escape. Originally built in 1800, the updated and expanded estate sits on just under three acres and encompasses 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 4,559 square feet — all for a listing price of $7.995 million . Clad in wood … Read More

House of the Week: A Peaceful Seaside Mansion in Santa Barbara

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Upping the ante for what it means to remain in awe of your surroundings, this palatial Santa Barbara estate provides an ethereal residence where nature serves as the ongoing inspiration. Previously owned by Fred Kavli, the late philanthropist, famed physicist and creator of the Kavli Foundation- a close rival to the Nobel prize, the home is filled with mahogany wood … Read More

House of the Week: An Austin Estate That Tech Built

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In the hills west of Austin sits this luxury estate with enough housing – and parking spaces – for the extended family, plus views to spare. The 3.5-acre property backs up to a 400-acre protected canyon, on the edge of which is a perfectly flat backyard built to order for tech entrepreneur Ross Garber so he could play catch with his … Read More

House of the Week: Decadence by the Sea in Malibu

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[youtube] Along the coveted Malibu coastline are some of the country’s most glamorous homes, with walls of glass and swimming pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean. New mansions like this nearly 14,000-square-foot modern home are rare, however, because so many homes have already been built along the sand in Malibu, and because of Los Angeles County building restrictions. Venture a … Read More

House of the Week: A California Mansion as Abstract Art

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Taking quirky to the next level, this is a California mansion with the soul of an abstract artist. The breakfast nook is like a fanciful Dali dream, enclosed in black subway tile with absurdist plates hanging on the wall and graffitied chairs situated around a vibrantly colorful table. Nearby are a jungle of a dining room — wallpapered with leaves … Read More

Vote for Your Favorite Homes of the Year (So Far)

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Each week we shine a spotlight on a home with unusual features, outstanding architecture or a spectacular locale. Take a look at the homes we’ve shared so far this year, and cast your vote for the best House of the Week from each month. January We kicked off the year with ski homes both modern and rustic, a 1920s Hollywood … Read More

House of the Week: An Aspen Retreat With Great Views Any Time of Year

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Soaked in history, steeped in the Aspen sunlight and set on a lake, this Aspen Mountain home is the perfect year-round retreat. With a property deed that was originally signed by President Taft, the stunning property continues to live a notable life. It’s on the market for $25 million . “There’s a lot of great history here,” said listing agent … Read More

House of the Week: A Farmhouse Retreat With a Theater Pedigree

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The longtime home of Linda Rodgers, daughter of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical powerhouse Richard Rodgers, is on the market  for $3.25 million — a luxurious farmhouse that was immaculately kept, according to her son, Peter Melnick. All three generations were composers, and the illustrious musical theater family enjoyed the home for decades. It’s listed with Angela Kessel of Houlihan Lawrence . “My mother … Read More

House of the Week: An Authentic Spanish Revival Home in Brentwood

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With the surrounding streets a “who’s who” of Los Angeles life, this Spanish Revival home in Brentwood could not be more central: Just north of Sunset Boulevard, the property is minutes from The Getty Center, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica State Beach and the University of California, Los Angeles. On the market for $8.75 million , the 4 bed, 5.5 bath home was built … Read More