Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel Selling LA Home for $2.995 M


We’ve covered celebrity splits, and the harrowing custody battles over their shared real estate. Yet much like their entire relationship, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are handling the dissolution of their real estate assets (in this case, their home at 3121 Oakdell Lane in Studio City, CA) with class and dignity. They announced their split […]

Little Silver, NJ: Georgian Getty House Updated With Bold Design


Perched high atop a grassy knoll in the quaint peninsula town of Little Silver, NJ, this historic Georgian estate, christened the Getty House, is an oasis of sorts, characterized by vibrant colors and whimsical features. In almost every way, the Getty House is a reflection of its owners, retired department store executives who have infused […]

Historic Villa Maria Estate in Water Mill, NY For Sale


It wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the Hamptons, and if you missed the last Jitney for the week, we can guide you through one of Long Island’s architectural landmarks, the Villa Maria in Water Mill (a hamlet of Southampton, and the only town on Long Island with a working water mill and windmill). First […]

Franklin Lakes, NJ Home for Sale Featuring Wide Range of Designs


When custom building or renovating a home, one must decide whether it’s better to stick with one theme or to take a risk and allow several different ideas to take root. For the homeowners of 378 Hillview Terrace in Franklin Lakes, NJ – Stephen Biale of SciViz Communications, LLC and Nan K. Forte of Gnist, LLC […]

The Violin Pool

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Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools is no stranger to complicated and elaborate features when it comes to its unique swimming pools. Its one-of-a-kind pools have involved many complicated facets, such as underwater speaker systems, LEDs and fiber optic lights. Yet one project stands out as the most ambitious combination of complicated custom features. Add in a […]

6 Turntables That Offer Superior Sound and Luxurious Design


Euro Audio Team Forte S We live in a digital age- most people can easily transport their entire music library for convenient listening, and play a song with the push of a button. Cassette tapes, 8 tracks, even CDs have become obsolete- but not vinyl records. There is a fullness and richness of sound that […]

Concept Architecture for Energy Solutions: Paolo Venturella


Conceptual architecture is fascinating, and it allows for more “outside the box” thinking- which we desperately need, especially when trying to handle the energy crisis. Sometimes however, there are conceptual designs that, while they look cool and promise to deliver miraculous energy solutions, are obviously never going to come to fruition, if they even could. […]

Cardboard Pavilion for Brazilians in Tokyo During World Cup


The FIFA World Cup is the most widely followed and viewed sporting event in the entire world, even more popular than the Olympic Games (sometimes even garnering three times more viewers than the Olympics, especially during the final match). Football (fine, soccer) is the world’s most popular sport, played by over 250 million people in […]

Sculptural Glass Blends Art and Function for Home Design


High-quality glass has long been a luxury item, with recognizable names like Tiffany’s or Murano glass held up as the example of the best glass art. The use of plate-glass for practical residential, commercial, and agricultural use didn’t become prevalent until 1851, when incredible amounts of plate glass were used in the Crystal Palace in […]

I Was Duped by Live Actors at an Open House

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I’d like to think I’m an open-minded guy. But all I needed to hear was “live actors at an open house in Alpine, NJ.” That was enough to get my eyes rolling and the jokes flowing: “It means there are going to be people taking showers and sleeping in the beds,” I told a colleague. But ASPIRE […]