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Friday July 25th, 2014

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Friday July 25th, 2014

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A Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Houston

Built in 1955, this home designed by the noted architect was restored and expanded by the current owner; the property includes a courtyard with a pool.

The Friendliest Place in the House

After decades in decline, the porch is making a comeback as an outdoor room for dining, lounging and connecting with neighbors. Just don't call it a deck.

A Panda, an Orb and Farrah's Footprints

New York art curator Doreen Remen tears through walls and windows to get her artwork into the right spaces in her apartment.

Leroy Schecter's Florida Home Sells for $28 Million

The steel-manufacturing magnate's Indian Creek home had been on the market for several years.

Hogs or Condos?

A look at how the commodities markets for hogs, crude oil, coffee and gold have performed when compared to returns on an investment in a New York City condo.

Hamptons Houses for the Masses

An uptick in deals for lower-priced homes along the storied South Fork of Long Island—mostly by bargain-hunting second-home buyers—has pushed up sales there to the highest point since 2005.

More Are Taking Shape in Flatiron District

The Flatiron District between Madison Square Park and Union Square has become a booming fitness enclave for exercise classes and retailers selling workout apparel.

J.P. Morgan's 'Camp' Is for Sale

The financier's longtime Adirondack retreat hits the market for $3.25 million.

Jerry Leiber's House Hits the Market

The songwriting legend's home in Venice, Calif., is listed for $10.85 million.

Director Ron Howard Sells Lakeside House for $27.5 Million

Director Ron Howard has sold his home in Armonk, N.Y., for the asking price of $27.5 million.

A Jackson Hole Ranch, Now More than 50% Off---for $48.7 Million

The Walton Ranch, once priced at $100 million, has been deeply discounted and is now available for $48.7 million.

Zillow in Talks to Buy Rival Trulia

Zillow is in advanced talks to buy rival online real-estate information service Trulia, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that could give their fast-growing websites more power.

Home Buyers Bullish on Istanbul

Luxury-home buyers are pouring into Istanbul from the Middle East and Europe, attracted by the city's rising yet comparatively affordable prices, and by Turkey's relative stability compared with neighbors.

Northern Exposure: Montreal Retreats

For those looking for a slightly cooler change of pace for summer, three homes with views of the city.

Architect Antonio Cruz's Cool, Collected Home

The Seville home of architect Antonio Cruz is a Modernist's dream, 20 years in the making.

A Bouquet Inspired by a Joan Mitchell Canvas

In a loose arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor recreates the feeling of a poetically chaotic canvas by the abstract expressionist painter.

Decorating Fabrics Inspired by Matisse

With a major show of Henri Matisse's cut-outs opening stateside this fall, designers are busily creating patterns inspired by the textile-obsessed painter's art.

Condo Builders Fuel Land Rush in Miami

Cash-paying buyers from abroad are moving to snap up what remains of the city's dwindling supply of prime unbuilt sites, driving values of undeveloped plots to record levels.

Maine Hotel Raises the Bar

From the 15th floor of the new Westin hotel in Portland, Maine, the highest point in the city, the view looks pretty good for a pair of hotel investors who completely remade the nearly century-old property.

A Power Surge in the Rust Belt

General Electric cut a deal with county and city officials to move a number of operations—including human resources and finance—to a new $90 million facility in downtown Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River.

New Lenders Enter Property Market and Think Small

As the economy improves, lenders see loans for smaller properties as less risky. And with less competition, interest rates and potential profit can be higher.

Plots & Ploys

Money from China has been a top driver of some housing markets, especially in coastal cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. But that spigot may soon tighten.

Queens Project Stirs Worry That Residents Will Be Priced Out

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable-housing ambitions are being tested by the first major project he has shaped from its early stages, a 2.2-million-square-foot development on the Queens waterfront that is raising fears of Brooklyn-style skyrocketing rents.