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Jane's Addiction Guitarist Lists Hollywood Bachelor Pad

ZillowNavarro bought the studio apartment as a bachelor pad after his 2006 split with Carmen Electra. APDave Navarro By Emily Heffter Jane's Addiction founder Dave Navarro is selling his fifth floor condo at 1645 Vine Street in Los Angeles in the historic Broadway Hollywood building for $949,000, and he's including... Continue Reading »

Timothy Hutton Lists Homey, Historic Estate for $1.85 Million

Zillow AP By Mary Boone Timothy Hutton starred in the popular TNT series "Leverage" and now, it seems, he's going to try to leverage the real estate market. The Academy Award winner is asking $1.895 million for this upstate New York getaway, located at 75 Cushman Road in Patterson, N.Y. The historic property... Continue Reading »

For Sale: Colonial-Era Home Rebuilt With Modern Comforts

Zillow 1246 Province Road, Gilmanton, N.H. For sale: $1.495 million By Catherine Sherman For Doug Towle, restoring old homes is second nature. He fixed up his first Colonial in 1969 and has been preserving historical properties ever since. But it wasn't until house No. 14 that Towle could say he saved what is believed... Continue Reading »

Homes to Be Thankful For

Zillow By Erika Riggs It's always a good thing to consider what you're grateful for, and this time of year we're counting our blessings - in terms of real estate. From big homes with more amenities than a deluxe hotel to simple, beachside retreats, here's a roundup of real estate we're thankful... Continue Reading »

For Sale: Calvin Coolidge's Temporary White House

By Erika Riggs When the roof leaks, you're going to have to do some repairs. And when it's the roof of the White House, it's even more imperative that water doesn't seep through the building. President Calvin Coolidge discovered just how leaky the ceiling of the White House was during a rainstorm in 1927, and as 1600... Continue Reading »

Churchill Home Shows World War II Leader's Gentler Side

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Oswald Slept Here: See the Tiny Dallas Room Rented by JFK's Killer

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-27366{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-27366, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-27366{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;} The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination is only four months away, but interest in the event... Continue Reading »

House That Grieving Family Left Stuck in Time, Now a Museum

Like something out of a Dickens novel, 81 years ago a loss left a family so bereft that they essentially tried to freeze time. Grocer William Straw Sr. lived for about 10 years with his wife and youngest son in a semi-detached home in the Sheffield suburb of Worksop, in northern England. The family lived an unremarkable... Continue Reading »

Delaware's Only Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $1.35 Million

http://curbed.com/archives/2013/05/16/delawares-only-frank-lloyd-wright-house-listed-for-135m.php By Rob Bear Location: Wilmington, Del. Price: $1,350,000 The Skinny: The one and only Delaware house designed by iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Dudley Spencer House, completed in 1958, was listed last... Continue Reading »

Sydenham House, New York-Area's Oldest Private Home, Hits Market

By Laura Vecsey Forget the War of 1812. How about a home whose historic foundation dates back a full century earlier that has just been listed for sale in Newark, N.J.? The Sydenham House was built in 1712 as a two-room saltbox over a root cellar and was later expanded in 1826. It's now a five-bedroom, two-bathroom... Continue Reading »

White House Gutted: See What It Looked Like Ripped Up From Head to Toe (PHOTOS)

Now here's something hard to believe: The White House, one of the most historically significant buildings in the world -- and the most valuable home in America -- once came close to being a teardown. When Harry Truman took office in 1945, the grand home of the POTUS was falling apart. It was 150 years old at the time,... Continue Reading »

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Historic Home for Sale in Baltimore

Bookworms will love the latest listing to catch our eye. Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's Baltimore home is up for sale -- and owning a slice of American literary history comes at a surprisingly reasonable price. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home where Fitzgerald wrote some of his greatest works is going for only... Continue Reading »

Historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia Offers a Home for the Ages (House of the Day)

Congrats to @GBRSportingClub for submitting this week's #housepornthurs winner! And a shout-out to runner-up @cbrci (Coldwell Banker RCI) for throwing their hat in the ring as well! One of a cluster of luxury homes at Greenbrier Resort, this mountain home faces the third-hole fairway of The Greenbrier golf course. The... Continue Reading »

13 Historic Homes From the 13 Original Colonies

By Erika Riggs How well do you know your U.S. history? It might have been awhile since your eighth-grade civics class, so we're giving you a brush-up on Colonial events with a real estate twist this Independence Day. From homes of Declaration signers to estates near Revolutionary War battlefields, we're touring 13... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Rich and Thin -- NYC's Skinniest Home

The skinniest house in New York City has already served its prior tenants well, since it was at 75.5 Bedford St. where the great American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote the poem that won her the Pulitzer Prize. Maybe form is more than function, it's inspirational -- given the way the skinny house appears to have... Continue Reading »

First-Class Home Conversion: Live in a Post Office (Gallery)

With the announcement that some 3,700 U.S. Post Offices are at risk of being closed for good, a little slice of Americana fades with every shuttered storefront. But we're not the only ones choked up about the closures. While many may fall by the wayside, some decommissioned post offices are being restored and repurposed... Continue Reading »

Bill Clinton's Home Declared National Historic Site

Former President Bill Clinton attended an honorary ceremony in Hope, Ark. on Saturday to mark his boyhood home a national historical site. Accompanied by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, the erstwhile commander-in-chief regaled the crowd with memories of growing up in rural Arkansas. "The one... Continue Reading »

'The Jungle' Author's Literary Home Gets Discounted

The historic home of The Jungle author Upton Sinclair, originally on the market in Monrovia, Calif., for $1.5 million has been reduced to $1.3 million. Built in 1923, it has 2,380 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. In 1971, it became a Registered National Historic Landmark. National Historic Landmarks are nationally... Continue Reading »

Forbes Family Selling 300-Year-Old London Mansion

The Forbes family has decided to unload their historic London home, Old Battersea House, which Malcolm Forbes purchased in the early 1970s. (See our photo gallery of the Old Battersea House.) Situated along the Thames river, just on the other side of Chelsea, the 10-bedroom mansion with five reception rooms is listed by... Continue Reading »

Own a Historic Plantation for $695K

For the reasonable sum of $695,000, you could make like Scarlett O'Hara on your very own plantation, complete with formal gardens, several servants' cottages, even a peach orchard. The catch, for some, might be the Eutaw, Ala., location. Listing agent Vanessa Lockhart says she envisions three types of people being drawn... Continue Reading »

San Francisco's Contender for Oldest Home Hits Market for $3.8M

With its colorful cast of owners and near-miraculous longevity, the house on 31 Alta St. may be the oldest -- and at least the most interesting -- home in all of San Francisco. And if the price is right -- the home just went on the market -- you can add your name to a list of bootleggers and seafarers who once called it... Continue Reading »

What's Hot on HousingWatch This Week

Be a smarter shopper with our tips on what you need to know before entering a home lottery, whether to buy a $1 house, and how to protect yourself against real estate scammers. See what else was hot on HousingWatch this week: 1. Eleanor Roosevelt's $14M NYC Townhouse Perfect for Bush Twin Though its decor may recall its... Continue Reading »

Do Historic-Home Tax Credits Create New Jobs?

Historic tax credits are the hot topic in Missouri where Gov. Jay Nixon is pushing to shrink the state's program in the waning days before the state legislature adjourns. Missouri's program is the country's largest, but the state's offer to assist developers rehabbing historic properties cost the state $186 million... Continue Reading »

Obama Budget Would Kill Historic Preservation Programs

President Obama warned the nation that we would have to sacrifice like a family on a budget in order to get the economy moving. Still, he's shocked historic preservationists by recommending in his latest budget to flat out kill the Preserve America and Save America's Treasures programs. Both help local communities preserve... Continue Reading »

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