Black Ice: Are You Responsible for Keeping It Off Your Property?

Black ice is a scary sounding term, and for good reason: It leads to car accidents, injuries, and a fear of walking outside in the winter. But are you responsible to clear this invisible menace if it's on your property? If someone gets injured slipping in front of your house or on your property, the short answer is: You are... Continue Reading »

'Princess Cottage,' Home That Became Hurricane Sandy Symbol, Might Yet Be Saved

You may recognize the above image as one of the many iconic photos of devastation by Hurricane Sandy. (It was featured on a Newsweek cover.) But Jon Zois, who had lived in the home for the past six months, recently told NBC 4 NewYork that there's hope that the 150-year-old house, known as the Princess Cottage, might be... Continue Reading »

'Spaceship' House in Lake Quivira, Kansas (House of the Day)

Much like beauty, the likeness of a home to that of a spaceship is in the eye of the beholder. First we brought you the house inspired by "Star Trek's" USS Enterprise, which 80 percent of our commenters thought didn't even look like the fictional space cruiser. Then we found a house in Russia that looked like... Continue Reading »

'The Wire' Actor Richard Burton Faces Foreclosure Over Unpaid Water Bill

Actor and singer Richard Burton, who played a gangster in HBO's "The Wire," might get hosed for not paying a water bill. Burton, a Baltimore resident, refused to pay a $1,037.42 water bill because he thought it was higher than it should have been, the actor told ABC News. Baltimore officials filed a lien against his... Continue Reading »

One Museum Mile: Great Views Near High Culture (House of the Day)

If it seems like we can't get enough of these new, sleek New York City apartments with killer views, you might be on to something: We can't! This combination apartment in Manhattan's Upper East Side offers sweeping vistas of world famous Central Park and the Big Apple skyline. With 3,600 square feet of floor space,... Continue Reading »

Stranded Hurricane Sandy Survivor Leaves Farewell Message in Evacuated Home

A young man who was swept from his Jersey Shore home by Hurricane Sandy managed to find refuge in an evacuated house, then scrawled a heart-rending message to his father there in the hope that it would be found in case he died. The note by the man, identified only as Mike, has made waves across social media and... Continue Reading »

'Zorro' Cabin Where the Hit Show Was Filmed (House of the Day)

What makes a House of the Day? Well, we usually require it to be huge, unique, a celebrity crib or just plain weird. Of course, this unassuming cabin in the hills of Simi Valley, Calif., doesn't seem to fit any of those categories. Don't worry, there's a method to our madness. What makes this home special isn't... Continue Reading »

The Carolwood Estate, a Home That Replaced Walt Disney's Spread (House of the Day)

A mega-mansion built on the former estate of Walt Disney has hit the market for a mind-numbing $90 million. The Carolwood Estate, built in 2001 and owned by investor Gabriel Brener, is located in the affluent neighborhood of Beverly Glen in Los Angeles. And even in an area where the median house price is around... Continue Reading »

The Narrowest 'House' in the World Is Unveiled in Warsaw, Poland

Talk about feeling walled in. A house wedged into a 5-foot wide alley between two buildings in Warsaw, Poland, was unveiled by architect Jakub Szczesny last week. The two-story aluminum and plastic house, which is only 4 feet wide (and actually narrows to 2 feet wide toward the back), comes with a bedroom, kitchen,... Continue Reading »

Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick Angers Hamptons Neighbors With Hedge Blocking Views

A "revenge hedge" is turning heads in the Hamptons. Or at least, that's what some residents of the exclusive Long Island enclave are calling it. Howard Lutnick (pictured below), CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, has allegedly planted a 10-foot hedge that blocks his neighbors' views of his protected agricultural preserve. ... Continue Reading »

Former NFL Star Rod Kush's Huge Mansion to Be Burned Down in Firefighter Training

In its heyday, this seemingly luxurious estate in Gretna, Neb., was described as the "finest mansion in all of Sarpy County." But soon it will be burned to the ground, set on fire room-by-room as part of firefighter training for the Gretna Volunteer Fire Department, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The... Continue Reading »

Woolworth Mansion in New York City Asking $90 Million (House of the Day)

The famed Woolworth Mansion in New York City has marched its way back onto the market, and if it sells at its current asking price, it could be a record breaker. The palatial estate has a history dating back to 1916, when retail mogul Frank Woolworth built it for his daughter, Helena McCann. It is surrounded by... Continue Reading »

Chris Whited's 'Hobbit House' on Bainbridge Island, Washington, Is Fit for Middle Earth

Washington state's sleepy Bainbridge Island probably isn't what J.R.R. Tolkien had in mind when he dreamed up the Hobbit territory of Middle Earth. But it seems to suit resident Chris Whited just fine, since that's where he's building a man-size "Hobbit house" (pictured above). White has built a chicken coop and a... Continue Reading »

Ed Sullivan's Former Connecticut Country Home (House of the Day)

This unassuming country house in Southbury, Conn., has a big name behind it: It was once owned by the late, great Ed Sullivan. And the home's pool has even bigger names attached to it: The Beatles, who made their debut in the U.S. on "The Ed Sullivan Show," supposedly took a dip there. Built in 1920, the... Continue Reading »

50 Cats Found in Sioux City Home and Police Seek Owner-of-Record Mark J. Lanning

Animal control officers in Sioux City, Iowa, had to don hazmat suits this week to enter a home that apparently had been abandoned along with about 50 cats inside it, some of them dead. "The conditions were unbelievable, that's all I can tell you, that they were absolutely unbearable," Cindy Rarrat, head of the Sioux... Continue Reading »

South Carolina Homeowner Says Facebook Photos Show Teens Broke Into Home, Threw Party

A homeowner alerted police when he reportedly found pictures posted on Facebook of his daughter's teenage classmates partying in his house. The 39-year-old homeowner in Tega Cay, S.C., who wished to remain anonymous as to not embarrass his children, told WCNC-TV in nearby Charlotte that the party happened when his... Continue Reading »

Truck Theft Suspect Travis Rose Sentenced for Camping on the Roof of a Florida Shoe Store

A 20-year-old man who was arrested when he was found camping on the roof of a store in Ocala, Fla., is now spending his days in the county jail. Travis Rose (pictured below) said that he and a friend had been living a three-room tent on the roof of Shoe Carnival, concealed by a sign, for about three weeks. Rose... Continue Reading »

California Law Bans Landlords From Requiring Declawed, 'Devoiced' Pets

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that prevents landlords from requiring tenants to have their pets' claws removed or vocal cords silenced. Landlords cannot reject tenants who refuse the surgeries to declaw or "devoice," and can't advertise in a way that discourages people whose pets have claws or vocal... Continue Reading »

J.K. Rowling Lists Farmhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, for $3.7 Million (House of the Day)

J.K. Rowling's farmhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, may have been the place where she found inspiration to write many of her wildly popular "Harry Potter" novels, but since that chapter of her life is over, she won't be needing the house anymore. Rowling has put the monstrous eight-bedroom Victorian estate on the... Continue Reading »

Korean War Veteran John Ramsey of Clover, S.C., Faces Jail Time for Junk in His Yard

A 79-year-old Korean War veteran could land himself behind bars for up to 30 days if he doesn't clean up the junk in his yard. John Ramsey of Clover, S.C., was fined $500 by the town for collecting everything from washing machines, decorative horses and building materials, and keeping them on his lawn. In Clover, it... Continue Reading »

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