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Magnolia Mansion

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Magnolia Mansion

Mardi Gras landmark, haunted New Orleans mansion for sale

New Orleans’ Magnolia Mansion, a purportedly haunted bed and breakfast, is on the market at a reduced price, $4.9 million. By Eileen McEleney Woods

my first home

// The home that helped me rebuild my life

It’s still the only place I’ve ever lived that speaks to my soul.

// French winemakers buy Robin Williams’s Napa Valley estate

Williams had named it Villa Sorriso, which means Villa of Smiles.

// Want a shortcut to the White House? Buy this replica.

Someone should tell Rand Paul or Martin O’Malley that their quest for the White House doesn’t have to be over.

home of the week

// Easton home offers 21st-century comfort

With its farmer’s porch and peaked roof, a passerby could easily mistake this 10-year-old home as a New England farmhouse from another time.

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Should you hire a contractor or a handyman?

Contractor Rob Robillard lays out what contractors, subcontractors, and handymen do.

// What to expect in this year’s housing market

The number of closed and pending sales are up, realtor Anthony Lamacchia reports, and mortgage guideline changes will help bring more buyers into the market.

// What your money buys in Abington

A sampling of homes on the market in Abington includes a renovated bungalow and a Colonial with a third-floor bonus room.

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Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


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Design New England

Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.