Real Estate

Drainage solution expensive but sound

Question: I want to thank you for the earlier advice you gave us by email. I also saw your answer published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. ...

Auction watch: Smalls might draw big bids at upcoming sales

Online-only sales offer a range of goods from more-recent vintage collectible smalls to museum-quality art. Which means that a couple of mouse clicks will open ...

Living Smart: 5 appliance-buying tips to know before you shop

Who wouldn't want a bigger refrigerator, a quieter dishwasher or a new gas stove? Before you indulge in some retail therapy, check out what appliance ...

Turn to Scandinavian design for lean, clean beauty

Kivik. Hemnes. Ektorp. Even if you aren't sure what these funny-sounding words mean, they're probably familiar to you. That's because they're the names of sofas ...

Kitchen renovations go above and beyond food preparation, study reveals

Are you spending three hours or more in your kitchen every day? According to the 2016 Houzz Kitchen Trends Survey, nearly two-thirds of homeowners spent more ...

Stale air a drawback of heaters, conditioners

Dear Jim: During winter when we heat or summer when we air condition, the indoor becomes stale. How can we get fresh air into the ...

Late Williams' estate sells for $18.1M

LOS ANGELES — Four years after it first listed for sale, the Napa estate of late actor and comedian Robin Williams has sold for $18.1 ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Feb. 7

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $1.9 million ...

Real Estate Notes: Signs sought for Bar Louie on North Shore, CVS in Squirrel Hill

• North Shore Developers 2013 LP will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to place two 26-square-foot canopy signs ...

Design Direction: It's possible to make opposite styles work, the Beekman Boys say

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell have taken on everything from goat-raising to sauce-making. Now, the pair known as the Beekman Boys for the historic farmhouse they ...

Homework: Garden expert Kerry Ann Mendez to give talk, sign books

Nationally renowned garden author and speaker Kerry Ann Mendez will lecture at the Convocation Center at California University of Pennsylvania at 10 a.m. March 4, ...

Celebrity Homes: French winemakers purchase Robin Williams' villa

After being on the market for almost four years, Robin Williams' Villa Sorriso (Villa of Smiles) in the Napa Valley recently sold for $18.1 million ...

How to cut the clutter

As an organizer, I've helped clients conquer many challenges. But there are some questions I'm asked over and over again, and the solution is usually ...

Rubber membrane can cap leaky deck

Question: I read your columns every week in the Tribune-Review and find them to be very helpful. Here is my issue: I own a ...

Singer, model wife buy home fit for family

LOS ANGELES — Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, have bought a familiar home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Jan. 31

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $1.77 million ...

The Good Earth: Blueberries demand proper pruning

It's hard to believe, but with February's pending arrival, it's almost time to prune your blueberry bushes. Best performed while the plants are dormant, blueberry ...

Heated debate: Various options on market to warm up home's cold spots

Central heating systems are designed to maintain a warm and comfortable temperature in your home — even when the weather outside is exceptionally cold and ...

Celebrity Homes: Calvin Klein puts Miami Beach home on the market

From his meager beginnings as an apprentice to a suit manufacturer to opening his own company in 1968, Calvin Klein's fame as a fashion designer ...

Design Direction: For a fresh look, try using what you have

Jacinda Boneau and Jaime Morrison Curtis know investing in one's home isn't really about money. The best friends behind the popular design and lifestyle blog ...