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Mortgages for Millennials

When Jeff and Zizi Patmont, both 30, found a house they could afford in the competitive suburban markets outside San Francisco, they had very little time to make an offer. As first-time home buyers, they needed proof of financing fast. So, like most people of their generation, they turned to the …

Mortgages

$650,000 Homes in Philadelphia, Florida and Tennessee

VERO BEACH, FLA.

WHAT: A house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms

HOW MUCH: $624,900

SIZE: Approximately 2,593 square feet

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $241

SETTING: This house is on Orchid Island, a thin barrier island encompassed by the city of Vero Beach and separated from the mainland by the Indian …

Philadelphia

When Your Teenager Picks the Architect

Glenn Schroeder and Janet Wong had spent months searching in vain for a modernist house around Princeton, N.J., in 2007, and were nearly ready to give up. Why not just buy one of the colonial homes that were everywhere, they asked themselves. How bad could that be?

It was their 14-year-old son who …

Architecture

New York City Starts Moving Tenants From ‘Three-Quarter’ Homes, but Others Are Left Behind

The Sleep Inn in Brooklyn is newly built, featuring rooms with tasteful flower pictures, mini-refrigerators and fresh towels. Many of its first patrons have never stayed in such a nice place. One said he felt as if he was in the sitcom “The Jeffersons,” “movin’ on up,” as the show’s theme song …

New York City

Ways to Reduce Cost When Building a House

A house is a huge investment. Saving money on initial construction costs allows you to build a better home for less money. Solid designs, efficient …

Architecture

Home - Arckit

Apply Realistic Detail

Complete a finished ARCKIT model by applying detailed finishes such as wood flooring, terracotta tiles, stone walls and shingle …

Architecture

AV House

You'd think that a series of concrete boxes set in the middle of a coastal forest would stick out. Instead, the AV House by BAK Architects looks …

Architecture

A Slack Lifeline for Drowning Homeowners

After Lucy Circe became disabled and could no longer work, she applied to Bank of America for a mortgage loan modification on her Vermont home. Over more than two years, starting in 2012, the bank repeatedly requested copies of documents that had already been provided, asked for proof that she was …

Home Ownership

Assessing the Value of $300 Million on Reviving a Neighborhood

Photo by Bas Slabbers for Newsworks

In 2000, areas like the 100 block of West Berks Street in Strawberry Mansion, north of Girard Avenue near the …

Philadelphia

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.

If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

Tiny House Movement

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers

The Soviet military mapped the entire world, but few have seen the actual, physical maps—until now.The post Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold …

Maps

On Tap: Fresh & Locally Sourced (Pop-Up Activity)

July 18, 2015 10:00AM – 12:00PM
What goes into a simple glass of water? How much does it really cost? Where does it come from?Discover for yourself at …

Pedestrian-Friendly Upgrades Abound on East Passyunk Avenue | Property

Alternative 1 design | Image courtesy of Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation

“This intersection is a pedestrian nightmare,” Sam Sherman …

Intersection

Escape Traveler

Able to be hauled with most standard pickups, the Escape Traveler lets you take sophisticated accommodations with you wherever you go. Designed by …

Bathrooms

31 Genius Ways To Organize Your Tiny Kitchen

Many of us don’t have the luxury of own big homes with spacious kitchens. But that doesn’t mean you’re tiny kitchen is lacking in anything, with a …

Kitchens

It’s Only 160 Square Feet But The Inside Is Mind-Blowing!

This shipping container home by the Costa Rican firm, Cubica is only 160 square feet.

Yet, it can sleep up to four people and is available as a rental …

Longwood Gardens’ ‘Nightscape’ is trippy as hell

It’s dark. We’re waiting inside the glass-paned Palm House at Longwood Gardens, leaning over the railing of the walkway that wraps around a display of …

Breuer Cabin

Made up of castaway materials from several other projects, the Breuer Cabin by Lundberg Design is nothing short of a masterpiece in forest-getaway …

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Fence Being Built Around Center City for Pope's Visit: Sources

Philadelphia officials plan to construct an 8-foot tall fence to enclose a more than 4 mile stretch of Center City for Pope Francis' visit in …

Pope Francis

Black Stick Shelving System

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Steel

Step Inside the Debonair Wood Interiors of this Italian Escape

All Photos via Architizer

We've noticed something of a vogue for gorgeous wood-lined interiors and this gorgeous Italian pad follows suit. Designed by …

A House Designed For A Small Plot On The Outskirts Of Munich

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Urbanism

What’s Inside Fireworks: Glitter, Starch, and Gunpowder

Along with burgers, brats, and BBQ, fireworks are a Fourth of July staple in the US. And they always have been. Founding father John Adams wanted …

July 4th

12 Homes with Curved Ceilings and Walls

Architecture

6 Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

6 Ways to Save Money at the Grocery StoreIt seems like the hardest place to try and save money is the grocery store. Prices keep going up and as your …

Money

Five things to check out this July First Friday in Philly

Phantom Hand is a “loose collective” of young Philly illustrators. For First Friday, its members make up LMNL’s first group show. “Small Talk,” as …

Spotted: A poolside pop-up in Francisville

Built-in wooden deck loungers and palm trees overlook clear blue water, and patio sets grace the lawn. These are not the view of amenities at a …

Biking Is On the Rise Again in Philly

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Yo, bikers: Our legions are yet again increasing, according to a newly released study by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater …