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Today's Real Estate News

  • Back to Nature in the Australian Countryside
    This five-building property sits on more than 100 acres and includes fruit orchards, a river, a timber plantation and a rainforest.
  • The Beauty in London's Beast
    Long regarded as one of the city's greatest eyesores, the sprawling Barbican complex is now attracting a new following—and is commanding price premiums to match.
  • Plots & Ploys: News Summary
    MediaNews Group is putting its real estate on the block; Investors are pouring money into health-care properties; Swedish construction giant Skanska invests in more public-infrastructure projects.
  • U.S. Construction Shifts to Second Tier
    Construction projects in cities across the country that stalled during the economic downturn now are getting the green light, an indication that the real-estate recovery is spreading beyond a handful of urban areas.
  • A Nature-Lover's Home in Taiwan
    This suburban Taipei house with an American-style interior sits next to a national park and is minutes away from Taiwan's most important museum.
  • Casinos Chase New York City Proximity
    With three failing Atlantic City casinos slated to close their doors within the next month, officials near New York City are pushing shiny new gaming facilities harder than ever.
  • Many Visitors but Few Tenants
    Governors Island attracts many seasonal visitors but also faces many stumbling blocks in luring year-round tenants to the 172-acre off the southern tip of Manhattan.
  • Unions, Activists Align on Affordable Housing
    A group of New York City construction unions have forged a coalition with affordable housing activists to ratchet up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to require organized labor in the building of 80,000 lower-cost apartment units over the next decade.
     

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Home & Garden

  • Furniture Design: Back to Black
    Reissued in the shadiest shade, iconic chairs, lamps and more are gaining a chic new gravitas.
  • Jasper Morrison on Beautiful Basics
    The British maestro of stripped-down everyday design explains why he's wary of "luxury" and how Hergé's comic-book character shaped his taste.
  • Entertain With Sea-Urchin Lights
    These lamps and votives, modeled after ocean creatures, are the perfect accessory for beachy summer fêtes.
  • Inside Ilse Crawford's Design Firm
    The shelter industry icon and her design firm Studioilse, became a household name by eschewing the spectacular and embracing the normal.
  • Inside Linda Dresner's Minimalist Home
    Linda Dresner, whose Manhattan boutique became a showcase for avant-garde fashion in the '80s, built a minimalist concrete home in the Detroit suburbs where her singular aesthetic reigns supreme.
  • Art's New Hang-Up
    How 11 nearly identical seascapes can add up to an idiosyncratic take on the salon-style wall of art.
  • A Cozy Time-Capsule of a Guesthouse
    This soothingly austere 18th-century abode offers a stylistic getaway from the opulence of a Connecticut estate's main dwelling.
  • In Praise of the Mundane Marigold
    Esteemed gardeners are revisiting the flower best known as gas-station landscaping—and revealing its long-obscured charms.

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Second Homes News

  • A Canadian Country Chalet
    This chalet on 8.3 acres in the "cottage country" region north of Toronto is asking 842,000 Canadian dollars.
  • Home Swede Home
    From the spectacular setting of a seaside estate to remote clearings in the middle of the forest, Gotland has become a prime destination for high-end second-home buyers who want to personalize their vacation homes.
  • Ever Stylish Sunburst Mirror
    With bleak winter days settling in, one means of brightening the corners of a home's rooms, entryways and stairwells—while adding distinction and a sense of playfulness—is with a sunburst mirror.
  • Gourmets Down the Road
    Homes near some fine-dining spots in California, Texas and New York.
  • Fun and Games
    Homes sporting game rooms with pool tables and other amusements in New Mexico, Nevada, Florida.
  • My Not-So-Exotic Garden
    After 10 seasons spent "futzing" with his garden, columnist Bart Ziegler feels a growing insecurity.
  • Club Life
    This week's column looks at homes in Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Boca Raton, Fla., that overlook golf courses.
  • Sell to Renter or Short Sale?
    Underwater on the mortgage to their second home, a California couple debates a short sale, possibly to the home's current renter. June Fletcher offers tips.
     

OnCape Dining

  • Acapulcos spices up family dining

    Acapulcos in West Yarmouth offers fun, festive and affordable family dining with impeccable service and a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Palio Pizzeria covers the basics

    No matter how creative your toppings are, pizza starts and ends with the crust and while most crust made in a brick oven has a nice bite to it, Palio's has mastered the art of balance.

  • Yarmouth House a real deal

    This time of year local restaurants offer some of their best deals and the Yarmouth House Restaurant currently has a different special every night.

  • Wok-n-Roll follows simple beat

    Wok-n-Roll has a large menu of Cantonese and Szechwan specialties, priced from $4 to $9, with a dinner special for two at $16 75.

  • Diners feeling underwhelmed at Rosina's Cafe

    Sometimes you want to like a restaurant more than you actually do, and that was my experience with Rosina's Cafe in Orleans - I love Italian food enough that I could eat it every night of the week, so my expectations were high — perhaps too high.

  • A taste of Jamaica at The Jerk Cafe

    During my visit to The Jerk Cafe, which opened four months ago in a South Yarmouth storefront adjacent to the Chinese restaurant Wok-n-Roll (more about that next month), I learned two important lessons.

  • Big portions, big flavor at Carbo's Grille

    We left Carbo's with full stomachs and happy hearts and the resolve to return the next time we're on that end of the Cape.

  • Naked Oyster takes fresh approach

    The Cape has plenty of nautical-themed family dining seafood restaurants and Naked Oyster - romantic, citified and sophisticated - provides an appealing alternative.

 

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