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Inside Montecito’s Villa Bencistà

Most dreams of living “la dolce vita” involve an escape to the Italian countryside, but this magnificent 12,247-square-foot villa in Southern California affords a more approachable stateside version of the sweet life. The centerpiece of the 4.18-...

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5 Properties for Gathering at a Distance

As we continue to keep our social gatherings small and spaced out, homeowners are looking for safe and inventive ways to come together through the winter holidays. The change in seasons also means outdoor socials are not as easily orchestrated as the...

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Bon Appétit! 5 Homes with La Cornue Ranges

In Paris in 1908, Albert Dupuy revolutionized cooking with his invention of the La Cornue oven. The tradition of excellence and elegance continues today, in ranges made by hand, in labor-intensive processes undertaken by specialist craftspeople. The ...

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Inside a Stately Home in Houston’s Tanglewood

A classicism more typical of a handsome English manor characterizes this 10,203-square-foot home on a half-acre corner lot in Houston’s exclusive Tanglewood neighborhood. Stately stonework, elegant arches, precisely pitched rooflines, and manicured...

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