Looking for pubs, red telephone booths, cobbled streets, and Tudor cladding? Head on over to Shanghai. At least that’s what developers hoped would happen when they launched Thames Town on the city’s outskirts in 2006. The English satellite village was ...Read More »
A trip to Davidson may qualify as a real-estate venture. That’s where you’ll find the town’s liberal stance on affordable housing mirrored in Homeless Jesus, a life-size statue of a blanket-swathed human sleeping on a public bench. Only two stigmata-bearing ...Read More »
Cardiologist Kiran Patel’s 85,000-square-foot mansion, under construction in Greater Carrollwood, Florida, will trail timeshare billionaire David Siegel’s digs (remember Queen of Versailles?) by only 5,000 square feet. According to the real estate website Curbed, Patel’s abode will feature a 15,000-square-foot ...Read More »
National apartment-search website RENTCafé.com is featuring a slide show detailing the evolution of Charlotte’s architecture since the 1860s. Included are the Victorian and Italianate home styles built by the early settlers, with an emphasis on residences in Dilworth, Myers Park ...
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Small-business owners gave Charlotte a B- for small business friendliness, with relatively higher scores for labor regulations and ease of starting a business, according to a recent survey by Thumbtack. The Queen City fared more poorly in the category of ...Read More »
Unchecked disputes over boundary lines, riparian rights and a neighbor’s odd proclivity can have unintended consequences. Take for example, the Washington homeowner who grew so heated over the height of his neighbor’s fence that he bulldozed it. Perhaps he should ...Read More »