$1.3 Million Homes in South Carolina, Colorado and Oregon

Charleston, S.C. | $1.295 Million A 2017 house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot This concrete-and-glass home was designed as a showplace for art and entertaining, with local artisans contributing decorative painting, metalwork and woodwork. The Frank Gehry-inspired roof is made of metal tiles imported from Canada that overlap like fish scales. The house is in …

House Hunting in Japan: A Modern Ski Cabin in the Woods

A Three-Bedroom House Outside Nagano, Japan $2.55 MILLION (280 MILLION JAPANESE YEN) This contemporary three-bedroom villa sits on a wooded lot in the world-renowned ski village of Hakuba, outside the city of Nagano, in central Japan. The 2,817-square-foot wood house, known as Villa El Cielo, was finished in 2018 with a multi-angled roof accommodating a vaulted 17-foot ceiling in the …

Setting Up Your New Space

Choosing a color is hard, and there’s no expert who can give us the universal piece of advice we need to convince our roommates that a tasteful, muted green, is the way to go for the living room, but it can help to think about the lighting and furniture that each room is going to have. Discuss potential color options …

Isamu Noguchi Artwork in Midtown Building Is in Peril

The Museum of Modern Art collects and prizes the sculpture and designs of Isamu Noguchi, a towering figure in 20th-century American art. But just across West 53rd Street, the developer of 666 Fifth Avenue, Brookfield Properties, is planning the opposite: dismantling one of Noguchi’s largest sculptural installations, one that he called “a landscape of clouds” that he designed in 1957 …

A New Way to Lure Luxury Buyers: Celebrity Chefs on Site

“Some buyers will live there permanently,’’ he added, “others will use it for just part of the year or two or three days a week, but having service of that quality on tap makes it very easy and flexible.” The project is to be completed in March with prices starting at 4.25 million pounds, or $5.5 million, and units ranging …

$3.5 Million Homes in California

Marina del Rey | $3.495 Million A 1923 beach house with four bedrooms and four full and one half bathrooms, on a 0.07-acre lot Four miles south of Santa Monica and 25 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, Marina del Rey is a small beach community centered around a man-made harbor, one of the largest in the country. Boats are …

What’s Better Than One Family Home in New Zealand? Three of Them

Julian Robertson’s three new homes on New Zealand’s North Island are a matter of practicality. The co-founder, chairman and chief executive of the investment firm Tiger Management needs the residences for his growing family, which now includes his three sons, their wives and his nine grandchildren. When Mr. Robertson first built a vacation house on North Island more than a …

How to Bring the Vision of an Instagram Decor Influencer Into Your Home

Ms. Merhi is not widely known in the interior design world, with no profiles in magazines like Architectural Digest or Better Homes & Gardens. Yet her Instagram following dwarfs those of better-known designers with large social media platforms like Justina Blakeney’s Jungalow, with 1.3 million followers or Bobby Berk of “Queer Eye,” with 2.6 million followers. She doesn’t see herself …

Encinitas, Calif.: A Beach Town Where Prices Rise With the Tide

Earlier this month, the city opened an overnight parking facility for homeless residents living in their cars on the grounds of Leichtag Commons, a property of the Leichtag Foundation, a Jewish nonprofit organization. The Safe Parking Program, led by the city of Encinitas, hosted by the Leichtag Foundation and operated by the Jewish Family Service of San Diego, is the …

Thinking of Moving Abroad? Here Are Five Things to Know Before You Go

With technology and online resources at your fingertips, and with similarly minded modern expatriates communicating and collaborating all over the world, it’s never been easier to live in a foreign land. But packing it in entails more than packing your bags. From tax codes to residency restrictions to health care systems, each country offers a slightly different introduction to expatriate …