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A drawing room of a dollhouse created by Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers. Luxury miniature homes can sell for up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Dollhouse Real-Estate: Inside the Elite Market for Miniature Homes

A drawing room of a dollhouse created by Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers. Luxury miniature homes can sell for up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A bocce court in a Santa Barbara County home. Benches at either end provide seats for players. The court is also lit to allow nighttime play.

Score! Old-Timey Lawn Games Pop Up in High-End Homes

A bocce court in a Santa Barbara County home. Benches at either end provide seats for players. The court is also lit to allow nighttime play.

A 537-square-foot studio in San Francisco. The space has a steel-and-concrete loft structure for the Murphy bed. Underneath, an office area has built-in benches, a stand-up desk, white board and a dining table.

The Designer Shoebox: Studio Apartments That Use Every Inch

Some buyers shut out of pricey neighborhoods opt for tiny apartments and splurge on high-end finishes. Developers are responding to demand by adding more studios to their buildings.​

In chef Mike Lata's kitchen on James Island, S.C., the extra-deep custom cabinetry was painted in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy. He also added a window above the sink.

Charleston Chef Mike Lata Creates a Kitchen in a 1740s Dutch Colonial

In chef Mike Lata's kitchen on James Island, S.C., the extra-deep custom cabinetry was painted in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy. He also added a window above the sink.

The home’s formal living room was converted into a large master bathroom and dressing room for the couple. The console includes an oversized sink on one side and a vanity on the other.

Charleston Chef Mike Lata Creates a Kitchen in a 1740s Dutch Colonial

The home’s formal living room was converted into a large master bathroom and dressing room for the couple. The console includes an oversized sink on one side and a vanity on the other.

A five-burner Lacanche range, in French Blue, is a showpiece of this Tribeca kitchen.

Italian Jobs: The Kitchen as Art

A five-burner Lacanche range, in French Blue, is a showpiece of this Tribeca kitchen.

In this industrial-style home in Healdsburg, Calif., the master bathroom has a sunken tub and an aesthetic similar to a Japanese bath house.

A Modern Home With Massive Walls of Glass

A venture capitalist’s $5 million house in Healdsburg, Calif., built to blend indoors and outdoors.

Mimi Thorisson grows some of the vegetables she uses in her cooking on her property. Here, tomatoes from her garden.
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Food Blogger Mimi Thorisson’s Home Is a Feast for the Eyes

Mimi Thorisson grows some of the vegetables she uses in her cooking on her property. Here, tomatoes from her garden.

Mimi Thorisson's home is located in the center of town, just off a well-known road that winds through vineyards in the region. The 11,840-square-foot house is a stately, L-shaped structure that cost around $620,000 when the Thorissons bought it in 2014.

Food Blogger Mimi Thorisson’s Home Is a Feast for the Eyes

Mimi Thorisson's home is located in the center of town, just off a well-known road that winds through vineyards in the region. The 11,840-square-foot house is a stately, L-shaped structure that cost around $620,000 when the Thorissons bought it in 2014.

This bespoke kitchen designed by Copenhagen’s Garde Hvalsøe incorporates natural oak.

A Retirement Retreat With a New Identity

This bespoke kitchen designed by Copenhagen’s Garde Hvalsøe incorporates natural oak.

The dining room of a San Francisco home. The back wall was treated with Trove wallpaper of an opera scene.

The Home Renovation That Never Ends

A look at homeowners—both procrastinators and perfectionists—who take years and spend buckets of money on home improvements

There is plenty of storage space in this 330-square-foot studio. A storage cabinet divides the sleeping and kitchen areas.

The Designer Shoebox: Studio Apartments That Use Every Inch

Some buyers shut out of pricey neighborhoods opt for tiny apartments and splurge on high-end finishes. Developers are responding to demand by adding more studios to their buildings.​

Manor Hall, an English country house in the Cotswolds, has leaded, stained-glass windows.

A Jet-Setting Millionaire Updates a Medieval Manor

The 12,595-square-foot English country house called Manor Hall is on the market for about $10.2 million.

In 2004, Denise and Stephen Adams bought Château Fonplegade, a vineyard in Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion grand cru appellation, and have worked hard to create a strong winemaking team. Here is a space where they often hold events.

You Bought a Vineyard. Now, Meet Your Staff

Wine lovers who follow their dreams of owning a French château often find an unexpected amenity included: its staff

A model kitchen for 1 Great Jones Alley shows off the marble from Cave Michelangelo, a marble quarry widely recognized as the source for the Renaissance artist’s ‘Pietà.’

Developers Scour the Earth for Rare Condo Finishes

A model kitchen for 1 Great Jones Alley shows off the marble from Cave Michelangelo, a marble quarry widely recognized as the source for the Renaissance artist’s ‘Pietà.’

In the den of a San Francisco home, a blue chair, floral pillow, built-in cabinetry and wooden wall treatments.

Home Improvements That Were Worth the Wait

A look at three major home renovations—in San Francisco, Houston and Chicago—that were years in the making.