Real Estate

Go below the surface: Cost of kitchen countertops affected by extras

While looking for new countertops, you find an amazing deal on granite for $29.99 per square foot. Yes, score! That sounds super-affordable, and once you measure your ...

Old Allegheny tour features wine tastings

California Dreamin': A Tour and Tasting in the Homes and Gardens of Old Allegheny will begin at the Renaissance Revival-style Holmes House opposite Allegheny Commons ...

Celebrity Homes: Jennifer Lopez reduces price on California home

Jennifer Lopez recently started a Las Vegas residency at the AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, just re-signed with Epic ...

Farmhouse makeover in Upper St. Clair a labor of love

Growing up in Upper St. Clair, Leanne Ford often would admire the idyllic farmhouse on Johnston Road and wonder what it looked like inside. Today, the ...

Outside in style: Options abound to create a great space

There used to be a shortage of options for outdoor furnishings, especially when it came to smaller spaces. Now, it seems there are just about ...

DeMarne: Using wrong copper tube could cause water woes

Question: I always read your column in the Sunday edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and wanted some more detail to your answer to an earlier ...

Hot Property: Jean-Claude Van Damme knocks out a sale on LA's Westside

LOS ANGELES — In a celebrity connection straight outta the Westside, actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme sold his home in Marina del Rey ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — May 22

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $1,264,152 Property: 1380 ...

Green fences spruce up your outdoor living space

Landscapers and their clients are thinking outside the fence and going green. Green fences use trees, bushes and a mixture of plants to create a privacy ...

Every home, big or small, should have a mudroom

Given the volatile weather of spring, we all need to be prepared for all conditions, all of the time. Boots, umbrellas, coats and hats pile ...

Celebrity Homes: Winner of HGTV home in N.C. decides to sell

Fans who faithfully entered the HGTV 2015 Urban Oasis Sweepstakes daily and dreamed of being the winner of the home but lost now have a ...

Design Direction: Choose colors for your home by feelings they evoke

Will Taylor wants people to know embracing color does not have to mean hot-pink walls or lime-green floors. "I would describe my design philosophy as colorful, ...

Homework: Phipps kicks off environmental film series

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will kick off its new Environmental Film Series from 7 to 9 p.m. May 20 with the documentary "Fossil ...

Alyssum attracts beneficial insects that will control aphid problems

Q uestion: We have several rose bushes in our garden. All were birthday gifts given to me by my children. They get me a new ...

Mexican style suits Murrysville home

Mimi Pottinger, her husband, Jim, and their three children live on a hill above Sardis Road in Murrysville, but their home looks more like something ...

De Marne: Mossy roof doesn't need to be replaced

Q uestion: The asphalt shingles on our house were replaced with fiberglass shingles (CertainTeed 40-year) in 1999. Moss is now growing on the roof to ...

Online sales feature different types of art

Bidders will want to stay close to their computers, tablets or smart phones as two auctioneers conduct online-only sales during the next couple of weeks. ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — May 15

A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $1,275,000 Property: 9070 St. ...

Raising the ceiling can dramatically alter a room

Architects tend to look skyward: The ancient Greeks built coffered ceilings in their temples. Romans introduced the barrel vault. Medieval builders constructed Gothic arches and ...

Hot Property: Celebrity architect unveils colorful Malibu creation

LOS ANGELES — Architect to the stars Richard Landry has put his traffic-stopping beach house in Malibu on the market at $11.995 million. The three-story ...