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Hot New Homes: Super-Narrow Houses

There are a few things in life that just shouldn't be slim—wallets, for one. But floorplans? For these chic pads, we'll make an exception. You wish you lived here. Location: Chelsea townhouse in Manhattan, New York Price: $9,985,000 Size: 6,624 square feet Key selling points: This renovated pre-war townhouse makes up for what it lacks in width with six stories of high-ceilinged suites, hardwood floors, and over-sized windows that let in natural light from both the north and south. Listing: Urban Compass see more
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We Want It: This Colorblocked Pillow From TRNK's Brand New Store

Frankly it's hard to get excited about a pillow, especially if it's not one you sleep on. But the selection of feather-stuffed fabric squares in TRNK's online store, which set sail on its e-commerce maiden voyage this week, are worth talking about. see more
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Hot New Homes: Amazing Spaces For Dog Owners

Even the most pet-friendly buildings and neighborhoods fall pretty flat when it comes to actually caring for your dog. These luxury listings, however, go the extra mile, with pup-specific perks like on-call vet services, grooming rooms, and plenty of space to horse around. Your dog wished he lived here. Location: Modern smart home with a dedicated dog run in North Tustin, California Price: $2,175,000 Size: 4,303 square feet Key selling points: This modern Lemon Heights home has a dedicated wine room, a master suite with an adjoining executive office, and a great room with cathedral ceilings and a dual fireplace, see more
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Hot New Homes: Hipster Havens in Williamsburg, Portland, San Francisco, and more

Nobody really likes the word hipster anymore. And, yes, it certainly means different things to different people. Nonetheless, there are regions in the United States that have an undeniably cooler-than-you reputation, for better or worse, like Portland, San Francisco, Austin, and Williamsburg. Below we present the nicest spaces on the market in these spots. You wish you lived here. see more
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The Wallpaper Makes a Comeback

"Ten years ago," says Paul Simmons, who launched Timorous Beasties, a Glasgow design firm that makes fabrics and wallpapers, in 1990, "digital wallpaper was not nonexistent. But it was bad quality—even five years ago. Now the quality is amazing, so everyone's using it." That's only slightly hyperbolic: A confluence of artistry, computing power, and sturdier paper is transforming wallpaper into a much more interesting alternative to paint. Here, three designers talk about the inspiration for—and production of—their gallery-worthy work. see more
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Hot New Homes: Minimalist Masterpieces

The elemental appeal of minimalism is far from cookie cutter, finding expression in spaces as different as a pied-à-terre in Paris' fifth arrondissement to a sprawling rancher's estate in the hinterlands of Australia. You wish you lived here. see more
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We Want It: Tai Ping Carpets' Chroma Collection

If you're tired of the Moroccan-rug craze that took root right around the time we all started bragging about our furniture being made from reclaimed wood, look to Hong Kong–based Tai Ping Carpets and its Chroma Collection. These room-sweeping pieces (like the one pictured) double as artwork and are a welcome relief from the devotion to red. "They're not trying to be too perfect and pretty," says Yasmina Benazzou, Tai Ping's global design director. Achieving these imperfections is deceptively involved, however. The bleeding effect looks like a freehand watercolor painting, but it's actually created by weavers following a computer-traced pattern, see more
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Hot New Homes: A Snapshot of the Astronomical Price-Per-Square-Foot in London, New York, and Paris

You can get a lot of bang for your buck—in the middle of nowhere anyone wants to be. In the world's most influential urban centers, however, the price per square foot is steep. Below are some of the most valuable pieces of property put on the market recently in London, Hong Kong, New York, and Paris. You wish you lived here. Location: Refurbished maisonette in London, England Price: $5,040,517 Size: 1,088 square feet Price per square foot: $4,633 Key selling points: Though it's short on space, this ground floor 2-bedroom maisonette in Chelsea has a killer conservatory, private garden, and see more
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You'd Be More Likely to Travel By Trains If They Looked Like This

It's no secret that trains lost their sex appeal decades ago. But Japanese rail company JR East threw a middle finger to the status quo by tapping former automobile designer Ken Okuyama (the man behind some amazing Ferrari, Maserati, Pininfarina, and Porsche designs) to create an exclusive 34-passenger sleeper train with decidedly high-end furnishings. see more
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Hot New Homes: Contemporary American Farmhouses

These luxe farmhouses and barns are hardly the homespun affairs of yore. In an age where a roomy balcony is considered "open space," those snapping up acreage in the country may be onto something--but see for yourself. You wish you lived here. Location: Modern barn in East Hampton, New York Price: $4,495,000 Size: 6,200 square feet Key selling points: This home's vaulted, beamed ceilings, stone fireplace, and sliding barn doors were inspired by utilitarian barns, but the rest of the house is utterly refined, with a 750+ bottle wine tasting room, floating staircase, a three-dimensional projection media room, a spa-like see more
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