What Is a Half-Bath? Or a Quarter Bath or Three-Quarter Bath, for That Matter?

What Is a Half-Bath? Or a Quarter Bath or Three-Quarter Bath, for That Matter?

Jodi Jacobson/iStock What is a half-bath? Next to the number of bedrooms, the number of bathrooms in a house is a huge selling point. But when perusing home listings, you’ll quickly realize that bathroom math isn’t so simple. For example, you may see that a particular place may be listed as having two full bathrooms and one half-bath. But…

Diane Ladd Doesn’t Intend to Live Here Anymore—Will She Finally Wave Goodby to Ojai?

Diane Ladd Doesn’t Intend to Live Here Anymore—Will She Finally Wave Goodby to Ojai?

Greg Doherty/WireImage Good thing she’s not in a rush! The charming home of actress Diane Ladd has been bouncing on and off the market in Ojai, CA, for nearly a dozen years. The abode came back on just a few days ago, listed for $4,150,000. Ladd, probably best known for her Golden Globe–winning performance in…

The Property Brothers Reveal Two Words That Spell Major Trouble for a Home

The Property Brothers Reveal Two Words That Spell Major Trouble for a Home

HGTV “Property Brothers” stars Jonathan and Drew Scott have had plenty of run-ins with difficult buyers and challenging homes—but how about both in one real estate deal? Talk about double the trouble. In the episode titled “Hometown Vegas,” Nevada natives Lauren and Jeremy need a home for their family, which includes a toddler and a…

What Is a Co-op? A Home You Don’t Technically Own

What Is a Co-op? A Home You Don’t Technically Own

dessy levinson/iStock What is a co-op? Short for cooperative housing, these housing units will have a member living in a place with other residents, but instead of owning your unit, you own shares in the whole complex. No, it’s not something from a teen novel’s dystopia. For some home buyers, particularly in New York and parts…

How to Remove Wallpaper Without Going Bonkers

How to Remove Wallpaper Without Going Bonkers

Gary Houlder/iStock Knowing how to remove wallpaper from drywall is a skill you may suddenly find you need when you buy a house. Once upon a time, when your grandmother was in her prime and decorating her first home, wallpaper was all the rage. Wallpaper everywhere! It’s made the occasional resurgence since then, so perhaps…

Former Lake Arrowhead Retreat of ‘Mannix’ Star Mike Connors Is Listed for $2.2M

Former Lake Arrowhead Retreat of ‘Mannix’ Star Mike Connors Is Listed for $2.2M

realtor.com; CBS via Getty Images Actor Mike Connors—best known for playing private detective Joe Mannix on the CBS drama series that ran from 1967 to 1975—is gone, but not forgotten. “Mannix” pops up in Quentin Tarantino‘s 1969-set “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” as Brad Pitt‘s character settles in to watch an episode of the…

Christina Anstead Is Back—With a New Backyard That Boggles the Mind

Christina Anstead Is Back—With a New Backyard That Boggles the Mind

HGTV If you loved the first season of “Christina on the Coast” and were sad to see it end, we’ve got good news: There’s a new bonus episode! That’s right, designer Christina Anstead returned for one last hurrah where you can watch her and her husband, Ant, make over yet another feature of their new…

Actor Paul Dooley Selling His Sweet Malibu Beach House for $7.5M

Actor Paul Dooley Selling His Sweet Malibu Beach House for $7.5M

Araya Diaz/Getty Images Although you’ve seen the character actor Paul Dooley in movies like “Sixteen Candles” and “Runaway Bride,” and TV shows like “ER” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” you won’t be seeing him as much in Malibu anymore. He’s put his lovely La Costa Beach cottage on the market for $7.5 million. Dooley and his…

What Is a Duplex? Potentially, 2 Homes for the Price of 1

What Is a Duplex? Potentially, 2 Homes for the Price of 1

Jerry Moorman/Getty Images What is a duplex? Homes come in many shapes and configurations, and one type that’s popular with extended families or budding landlords is a duplex. It’s not just one home, but two. The units or apartments may be stacked one atop the other on separate floors, or they may be side by side…

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Frankie Goes to House of Pliner — Best Assignment Ever!

Shoe mogul Donald Pliner knows a fellow dog lover when he meets one. He invited Hollywood Hound Frankie Feldman over for a playdate, and I tagged along to tour his elegant home. So I’m doing a phone interview with luxury shoe magnate  Donald Pliner and his wife Lisa Pliner about the gorgeous Bel Air Crest home…

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