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Friday October 24th, 2014

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Friday October 24th, 2014

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Private Island Home Asks $30 Million

The home on Jumby Bay, a private island near Antigua, features beach access, outdoor games and two guest cottages.

Business Pardners on the Mega-Ranch

In a modern-day stampede, billionaire execs are buying ranches for the cattle operations, game-hunting—and to entertain clients and guests.

Donna Karan Lists in Turks and Caicos for $39 Million

The fashion designer is selling a portion of her longtime family retreat on Parrot Cay, adding to the number of high-profile properties to come to market on the small island recently.

A Big Hamptons Spread Quickly Sells

Listed for nearly $35 million, an oceanfront estate in Sagaponack has sold two months after going on the market.

In Rural Idaho, a Modern Home

A couple asked for a traditional, Tuscan-style house for their 290-acre farm. They got a contemporary vision of glass, concrete and rammed earth—and they love it

Architect Michael Graves on Design Hits and Misses

The Post-Modernism master loves open-air hotels, hates cheap trophies and has forgiven his mother for worrying that he would become a starving artist.

A Flower Arrangement Inspired by a Helen Frankenthaler Painting

Floral designer Lindsey Taylor emulates the look of a 1963 canvas by the iconoclastic Abstract Expressionist painter.

'New Urbanism' Hits the Suburbs

Long Island is seeing a boomlet in alternatives to the long-treasured single-family home, from rental buildings near transit hubs for young people to multistory condo developments often aimed at empty nesters.

San Francisco Puts a Price on Eviction

Landlords and tenants in San Francisco are battling in court over an ordinance that would sharply boost the size of payments to those evicted from rent-controlled apartments.

Jason Kidd Lists Hamptons Home for $7.995 Million

The retired NBA star is selling to be closer to his new coaching position in Milwaukee, according to the listing agent

Newmark's Grand Leasing Assignment

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has landed the high-profile leasing assignment for Grand Central Terminal’s retail space, a coup for the company which has made retail a priority in its global expansion.

Preservationists Stymie a Developer's Comeback

Georgia developer Ben Carter, who is rebounding from a high-profile loss of a $400 million Atlanta project during the downturn, has run into a different kind of headache with his current plan to overhaul one of Savannah’s major commercial corridors: preservationists.

Jodi Picoult on Building Her Dream Home

The bestselling author recalls her suburban childhood in a development called Storybook development and the house she and her husband built in Hanover, N.H.

Workaround for Wealthy People

Some lenders bypass tightened mortgage rules when dealing with wealthy clients who, on paper, don’t meet government standards.

Wine Cellars Rise Up

After centuries underground, wine storage is moving to the upper floors with LED lights and glass walls. Now, how to keep the vino cold?

Own a Private Winery

After a career in business, some former execs are buying hobby vineyards. While they can savor the fruits of their labor, hungry caterpillars and foul weather loom.

John Legend Lists in Los Angeles for $1.995 Million

The Hollywood Hills house has three bedrooms, one of which Mr. Legend uses as a studio where he wrote and recorded several of the songs on his current album, “Love in the Future.”

A Fido-Friendly Caribbean Estate Lists for $48 Million

Dallas investor Robert Haas and his wife Candice named the home they built “Oliver’s Cove,” after the first of their many rescue dogs

At Banfi Winery, Tuscan Meets Tudor

The Mariani family business makes its home in a restored Long Island manor.

Elle Macpherson Sells Manhattan Apartment for $2.4 million

The model had owned the fifth-floor pied-à-terre since the 1990s.

Antwerp Needs Its Space

The Belgian city’s lofts edge out historic townhouses as the most sought-after real estate.

Coconut Grove House To List for $65 Million

On nearly 7 acres, the house will be one of the priciest on the market in the Miami area

Big New York Townhouse Asks $48 Million

The unusual, roughly 65-foot-wide structure was created out of two older buildings.

Ruling Clears a Path for NYU Expansion

New York University has scored a court victory that could allow it to move forward with its plans to build about 2 million square feet of new facilities in Greenwich Village.

High Court Considers Rent-Regulated Leases

The state’s highest court weighed in Tuesday on a dispute over a plan by a bankruptcy trustee to sell the rent-stabilized apartment of an 80-year-old East Village woman to her landlord.

Mortgage Rates Below 4%

Mortgage rates this week fell to their lowest level since June 2013, mortgage-finance company Freddie Mac said Thursday, as the jitters being felt in the stock and bond markets ripple throughout the economy.

Many on Renwick Street Embrace Development

Renwick Street, one of a few, largely hidden one-block streets in Manhattan, is coming out from the shadows with a burst of new development construction.