Real Estate

Spring plant sales have sprung

For many horticulture enthusiasts, the summer gardening season doesn't officially take root without a trip to a favorite May market or plant sale. The annual ...

Living Smart: How to get a lush, green lawn your neighbors will envy

Many homeowners strive for the perfect emerald green lawn, but it takes more than regular mowing. Lawn care requires a dedicated effort consisting of fertilization, regular ...

Phipps has fun with summer exhibits

Everyone has a chance to be a kid again at "PlayGardens," Phipps Conservatory's summer flower show. Even young-at-heart grandmas and grandpas can get in on the ...

Homework: Soergel event celebrates rock gardens

The annual Rock Garden Plant Show and Sale, presented by the Allegheny Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, will be May 1 at ...

Home gardeners can learn ways to conserve water

Over the years, we've seen dry seasons, but rarely a prolonged drought. Occasionally, watering will be restricted, but fall and winter bring enough moisture to ...

Highland Park tour features diverse architecture

The May 7 Highland Park House Tour will feature 12 homes in a variety of architectural styles, including Victorian, midcentury modern and craftsman. Scheduled for 10 ...

5 tips for first-time homebuyers

The experience of buying your first home often brings up a lot of emotions. With so many new considerations and complicated processes to navigate, it's ...

Celebrity Homes: Mike Tyson's Nevada house for sale

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has made his home in the wealthy bedroom community of Henderson, Nev., outside of Las Vegas, since 2008. Retired ...

Homework: Phipps celebrates butterflies, Earth Day

To mark Earth Day and the annual opening April 22 of its Butterfly Forest, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden has a weekend of activities planned. ...

Design Direction: 'Easy luxury' style injects feeling into home spaces

To Darren Palmer, "nice" is a bad word. Palmer, an Australia-based designer and TV personality, loathes hearing the word when it's used to describe a home's ...

Hardware knowledge, know-how have no gender-based boundaries

Thirty years ago when I was a teenager cleaning floors, emptying ashtrays and stocking shelves in my family's hardware store, the customer base was primarily ...

Earth Day celebrations mark advances

Pittsburgh's gritty reputation as a city has given way to clean-and-green innovators in health care, education and technology. So profound is the city's transformation that the ...

4 tips for painting over wallpaper

While painting over wallpaper isn't the best option, sometimes it's the only option. Forget what you've heard: It's possible to paint over all wallpaper — ...

De Marne: Options abound for concrete repair

Question: As a faithful reader of your column every week, I was disappointed with your answer to a question about garage floor pitting. You have ...

Modern highlights: Contemporary chandeliers hang loose with tradition

Think "chandelier," and you might imagine a delicate, expensive, crystal thing that's too fussy for your modern needs. The truth is, though, that what we ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — April 17

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $20,032,864 ...

Real Estate Notes: Approval sought for Beltzhoover child care

• Tiffanie Elizabeth Dickson will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to use the first floor of 85 Lafferty ...

Hot Property: Moby buys a house that's already in his neighborhood

LOS ANGELES — Electronic-music pioneer, vegan restaurant owner and trophy-home connoisseur Moby has added a new piece to his real estate collection, buying property in ...

Western Pa. garden symposium to explore new ways to landscape

Some horticulture and landscaping experts agree: It's time to rethink the garden. For Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, aesthetics isn't the most important reason for taking ...

Celebrity Homes: Julia Roberts puts Hawaiian hideaway on the market

In 2011, "Pretty Woman" star Julia Roberts purchased beachfront property on Hanalei Bay, Kauai, that was originally owned by the family of sugar plantation manager ...