Unusual house rented by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck while they were writing their hit screenplay is offered for $779,000. The 'French cum Nordic' abode needs some work.
The tropical getaway is in coastal Brazil, in a location not quite as remote as the fictional Isle Esme. The home's interior was re-created on a U.S. sound stage.
An architect with a sense of whimsy festooned the outside of a 1960s home with 1,200 amber glass ashtrays. The seller is former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
Lawsuit says sellers of lakefront estate failed to disclose problems with water intrusion, rats and remodeling done without permits. The sellers disagree.
Populist documentary filmmaker comes under fire for his luxury, lakefront vacation property. He lives most of the time in Manhattan.
Radio host and his son turned Swedish settlers' cabins into modern-day homes. The Wisconsin woods helped the writer appreciate winter.
People of all ages pay $2,500 a night to sleep where Snooki and the gang do their reality TV show. 'It's like you are buying 15 minutes of fame,' one says.
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.