Ornate Stuy Heights Limestone With Wood-Filled Interior, Working Dumbwaiter Asks $2.75 Million

Adelicia Caree

Practically bursting at the seams with details, this 1890s Stuyvesant Heights beauty is sure to appeal to lovers of Gilded Age interiors. Elaborate woodwork, pier mirrors, a columned divider with stained glass, mantels, pocket doors, built-ins and a working dumbwaiter are just a few of the details to be found inside.

Designed by 19th century Swedish architect Magnus Dahlander, the limestone at 242 Decatur Street in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District is one of row of houses that contain some of the most lush interiors in the neighborhood. Constructed by developer Eli H. Bishop between 1894 and 1897, the 25

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Luxury condominium boasts “open concept bathroom” with no walls or doors

Adelicia Caree

In college, my friends lived in a dodgy apartment where the bathtub was in the kitchen. But that’s nothing compared to this newly-renovated luxury condominium in Boston that features an “open concept” first floor bathroom with no walls and no privacy, except for a narrow piece of frosted glass beside the toilet. You could move right in for $899,000. From Boston magazine:

The first time he saw it, listing agent Robert Nichols’ jaw dropped. He’d seen open-concept showers before, sure, but a toilet? “I was like, ‘Man, was this designed for an exhibitionist?’ That literally was my first

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10 Home Improvement Tips That Will Transform Where You Live

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By Jane Lucas

If you have just purchased a house and have all the excitement of a complete home renovation project ahead of you, or have recently been looking over your outdated home wondering what you could do to spruce it up, then read on. Here is a run-through of ten home improvements tips that could transform where you live for the better.

1. Reface The Exterior

Excellent curb appeal instantly elevates a house to the next level, and if you can afford to, refacing your home is a brilliant way to achieve this. Recladding or rendering the exterior brickwork

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The Venice Real-Estate Market Is Unstoppable No More

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The property Jordan Mazer bought in December is the classic Venice beach house in more ways than one.

The $2.225 million clapboard house is close enough to a local surf break that Mr. Mazer, a 33-year-old human-resources executive for a videogame company, can run to it with his surfboard tucked under his arm. Another thing that makes his property emblematic of the neighborhood: He paid $213,000 less than the buyer in 2018, and $450,000 less than the buyer in 2016. The home, for which he paid over $1,000 a square foot, is near the beach but also near the Venice … Read More

Take a peek at our Japanese interiors moodboard on Pinterest

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‘To build a Japanese home, we first open an umbrella to create shade over the location, and in the dim light of that shadow we construct our house,’ Jun’ichirō Tanizaki writes in his seminal collection, In Praise of Shadows.

Ruminating on the character of the Japanese aesthetic, Tanizaki reasons that if the Japanese house is an umbrella (shunning sunlight and embracing the warmth of shadows with its deep eaves) then the Western house is a hat – one with ‘as small a visor as possible to permit the sunlight to reach far beneath the eaves.’

Tanizaki was writing in

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NYC woman discovers hidden room behind bathroom mirror

Adelicia Caree

Please note some graphic language appears in the media used in the following article.

At least there weren’t any bees.

In a twist that appears to be straight out of the 1992 horror flick, “Candyman,” a woman living in NYC discovered a secret room hidden behind the bathroom mirror of her apartment.

The woman—known by her TikTok username “samanthaartsoe”—uploaded her journey leading up to this startling find onto the social media platform. In the first part, she describes how, upon feeling cold, she notices that a strange breeze is coming from her bathroom.

“So, I start searching,” she tells viewers.

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