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  • A Bouquet Inspired by a Richard Diebenkorn Painting
    Floral designer Lindsey Taylor translates an abstract 1955 canvas by the American artist into a bountiful fall arrangement.
  • Massimiliano Fuksas on Home Sweet Rome
    Architect Massimiliano Fuksas and his wife, Doriana, open up in their penthouse home. Take a look at how the couple achieved a blissful harmony by juxtaposing the seriousness of Modernism with the playfulness of postwar Italian art.
  • Highlights From Helsinki Design Week
    The weird and wonderful met in the Finnish capital as Helsinki Design Week turned the city into a showcase for new ideas.
  • Furniture Design: Back to Black
    Reissued in the shadiest shade, iconic chairs, lamps and more are gaining a chic new gravitas.
  • Point-and-Click Decorating
    Designer Sheila Bridges took on the challenge of furnishing a house almost entirely with online buys. Here, her top seven tips.
  • Art's New Hang-Up
    How 11 nearly identical seascapes can add up to an idiosyncratic take on the salon-style wall of art.
  • Make Your Home a Perfect Nesting Place
    The maxim 'There is no such thing as bad weather, there is only inappropriate clothing' applies just as much to the home. Textures, color, lighting and just the right amount of clutter can winter-proof any room.
  • 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.

Real Estate News Stories

  • At home in the comfort zone

    The oceanside cottage is one of the most sought-after properties on the Cape. In a sea of condos and motels on North Truro's Shore Road, this 1930 vintage cottage stands tall.

  • Student debt weighs heavily on home sales

    414,000 home sales will not happen this year because of high levels of student loan debt, according to a report released last week.

  • Cape House Hunt: Down at the harbor, three homes in one

    The outward appearance of this upside-down style Hyannis home is what piques your interest at first, but once inside the six-bedroom, five-bath home is interesting for another reason.

  • Property types are bullish on Boston

    The real estate market is booming - though concerns about affordability are sprouting up.

  • House Hunt: Sanctuary at Chatham home

    After a priest died, he left his Chatham house to Boston College, but the college didn't have much use for the home and sold it off and the then-Cape was totally redone and is now a breezy contemporary.

  • House Hunt: Home with room to live, work

    Once the residence — and workplace — of an attorney, this five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom Victorian in Dennis Port is zoned to have a commercial space to the right of the main home.

  • Home for a dollar

    Cities allow buyers to purchase homes cheap - if they're willing to fix them up and move in.

  • Median Cape property sales price jumps

    The median value of property sold on Cape Cod hit a multi-year high in August, Barnstable County Register of Deeds John Meade reported Thursday.

     

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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