This Design-Savvy $28.5 Million Manhattan Townhouse Brings Open, Airy Space Downtown

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It’s safe to say that, these days, privacy is more sought-after than ever. And while New York City seems naturally more claustrophobic than other locales in that regard, you can make your home feel much more intimate by decamping from a condo and moving to a townhouse. Which is why 14 East 11th Street in Greenwich Village is worth a look at its $28.5 million price tag.

The 7,400-square-foot home was originally built in 1852 and has an Italianate façade. Inside, it’s not even slightly stuck in the past, as the previous owners

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Jen Atkin’s Latest Ouai Launch Was Inspired By Zoom Real Estate Tours

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When you’re at someone’s house, do you ever take note of the hand soap in the bathroom? The scent, the bottle design, and whether or not it goes with the general theme of the decor? Jen Atkin does.

For OUAI’s expansion into hand care, the founder stealthy scoped out what hand soaps people were using the most via Zoom real estate tours, because in 2020, the only place anyone goes is from the bed to the couch.

“Towards the beginning of COVID, I was sneakily doing virtual house tours with real estate agents to find out the trends in

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This week Aston Martin revealed its first house design

This week on Dezeen, car brand Aston Martin revealed the first house designed as part of its Automotive Galleries and Lairs residential design service, which launched last year.

Designed as a collaboration between US studio S3 Architecture and the luxury carmaker, the angular black-cedar home is set to be built in Hudson Valley, New York.

It will be the first property built as part of the carmaker’s service that aims to design bespoke spaces for its clients to show off their most cherished motors.

Jan des Bouvrie dies aged 78
“Grandmaster of the white interior” Jan des Bouvrie dies aged 78

This week saw two high-profile

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New guidelines for replacing windows without removing exterior brick veneer

The Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA), the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have released a new document focused on replacement windows.

FMA/AAMA/WDMA 2710-20, Guidelines for the Full Frame Replacement of Windows without Removal of Exterior Brick Veneer covers windows replacement in residential and light commercial buildings of not more than three stories above grade. It pertains to structures using a membrane/drainage system, a surface barrier drainage, or a wall system without a reliable membrane drainage system.

The document is focused on the full frame replacement without removal of external brick veneer. It

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Your Guide to Handling Divorced Family Dynamics on Your Wedding Day

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Weddings bring families together in celebration, but when part of your family includes divorced parents who don’t get along, the idea of putting them in the same room may trigger visions of disaster instead of dancing. Experts agree the best way to avoid any uncomfortable situations between your parents is to be upfront and specific about expectations.

“When people are surprised, that’s when emotions tend to come out sideways,” says Karen Covy, a divorce adviser, attorney and coach in Chicago. She recommends updating each parent several times during the planning process about what’s expected during family photos, dances

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