WSJ Real Estate
MANSION Some Vintage Kit Homes Now Sell for Over $1 Million
Eli Meir Kaplan for The Wall Street Journal
A 1925 Colonial-style home in Washington, D.C., that sold last year for $1.06 million had humble beginnings. It was a Sears, Roebuck and Co. kit home, advertised in the company’s ubiquitous catalog for $3,727 in the 1920s. Today, nobody knows exactly how many kit homes remain. But real-estate agents say they’re seeing more listings emphasizing a kit-home provenance.Eisenhower’s London Headquarters Become Luxury Residences
During the Second World War, General Dwight D. Eisenhower masterminded the victory of the Allied forces from an office on London’s Grosvenor Square. The view of the tree-lined square that the future president looked out upon has changed little since the 1940s—but London’s property market certainly has. Eisenhower’s former military headquarters are now being transformed into luxury residences, with some priced above £50 million, or about $67.7 million.Lachlan Murdoch Pays $29 Million for an Aspen, Colo., Home
Media executive Lachlan Murdoch has paid $29 million for a large equestrian property in Aspen. The Colorado home was first listed for $49 million in 2015, and the price dropped to $44 million in June. The main home, a 13,500-square-foot contemporary house with six bedrooms and six full bathrooms, was recently completed. There is also a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse on the site, connected to the main house via an 1,800-foot driveway, as well as an outfitted stable, according to the listing.COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BlackRock to Sell Singapore Office Tower for Nearly $1.6 Billion
Sam Kang Li/Bloomberg News
U.S. asset manager BlackRock Inc. plans to sell an office building in the heart of Singapore’s business district to a local real-estate investment trust for 2.15 billion Singapore dollars (US$1.59 billion).
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This home near Aix-en-Provence comes with an olive orchard, a vineyard and a field of lavender.GREATER NEW YORK REAL ESTATE Ranking Says New York Is No. 1 in Museums, but Not Much Else
New York may be a museumgoer’s dream destination, according to the travel website TripAdvisor . But as for the city’s accommodations, restaurants and other attractions? Fuhgettaboutit.
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Challenged to bridge the stylistic conflict in a couple’s dining room—between a hulking iron sideboard and a refined, ’60s-style table set—designers suggest pieces that will help the two get along.