Hamilton Nolan · 06/22/16 03:40PM

While the median size of new U.S. homes has risen to an all-time high, a study says the average size of new apartments has fallen by 8% in the past decade. You can have a tiny apartment in a cool place, a huge house in a boring place, or, more likely, the backseat of a 1982 VW Rabbit in the Walmart parking lot.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/03/16 12:45PM

The median size of a new American house is 11% larger than it was a decade ago, and 61% larger than it was 40 years ago—because of all that junk we have in the garage!! Also decadence.

Brendan O'Connor · 08/01/15 10:30AM

“Some people wouldn’t feel comfortable putting such a big decision in the hands of a teenager, Mr. Schroeder, 62, acknowledged. But ‘being type-A parents,’ he said, ‘we thought maybe it would be an experience for him to work with architects and be intrinsically involved in building a house.’” Haha, sure.

Hamilton Nolan · 07/25/13 11:05AM

George McDonald, who is considered a "fringe" candidate for New York City mayor because he spent his time housing the homeless rather than taking pictures of his own dick, has a cool house.

The Master Bedroom Is No More

Maggie Lange · 04/17/13 10:45AM

Looking for a home in the DC area? It's likely you will be unable to locate a Master Bedroom. Not because it's the newest architectural trend to hide these rooms behind a discreet bookshelf door or to shrink these suites to the size of a pantry. No—the phrase Master Bedroom is being wiped from the blueprints.

Romney: My House Is Only Being Doubled, Not Quadrupled

Jim Newell · 08/29/11 01:08PM

Last week our nation's crack political investigators broke some big news: Mitt Romney was quadrupling the size of his La Jolla, California beach house. Quadrupling means "times four," did you know? Oh, campaign news is so cute. Without this story, we never would have known, or been able to determine from his mannerisms, that Mitt Romney was a rich person.

The Horror of Homeowners' Associations

Lauri Apple · 08/13/11 09:45AM

Homeowners' associations were supposedly created by Real Estate God to fundraise for and oversee neighborhood maintenance, and to help developers to efficiently manage and market their properties. But it often seems that their true purpose in life is to drive homeowners insane.

Behold the Horror of Snake House

Richard Lawson · 06/16/11 04:12PM

In 2009 Rexburg, Idaho couple Ben and Amber Sessions purchased a house in the country thinking it would be the perfect spot to raise a family. That is until they noticed the snakes. The hundreds and hundreds of garter snakes that lived under the house.

Damaged House Magically Calls 911 for Help

Max Read · 04/30/11 11:03AM

An empty house in Marblehead, Mass. seems to have called 911 on its own after months of enduring a leaky pipe that covered the walls with toxic mold. And you thought that dog that called the police was smart.

The 10 Best Musical Christmas Light Houses Ever

Sarah Prial · 12/20/10 07:30PM

You may have thought you had the best Christmas lights in town, but unless you coordinated it to music, you're wrong. From High School Musical to Gustav Holst to death metal, these houses have you beat. Better luck next year!