New York’s Once And Future Mansions [New York Times] Former Gilded Age mansions that later became schools or embassies are now being bought by the super-wealthy and turned back into mansions. In other news, there was almost a riot in front of my house when I posted a “curb alert” in the “Free” section of Craigslist for a $15 IKEA bookshelf.
Fascinating Infographic Explains The Appeal Of Tiny Houses [KCET] One of the more fascinating tidbits is how/why ceiling heights in the average home have dramatically increased since the 1980s. I mean, you literally do nothing with that extra space!
The Most Expensive Home To Hit The Market In Petworth (So Far) [Urban Turf DC] Whoa, a newly-renovated five bedroom for barely more than a million – no wonder Petworth’s stock is rising faster than [name of cutting-edge tech startup I won’t hear about until it’s six months too late to invest in it]’s.
Buying A Home Is Easier If You Come From A Rich, Generous Family [Washington Post] This is a real story! Literally everything in life is easier if you come from a rich, generous family.
The Smallest House In The World Hits The Market [The Real Deal] Pros: Exquisite design, in London. Cons: Single room, costs half a mil. Verdict: Depends On How Rich, Generous Your Family Is.