homes with origin stories

An EXCLUSIVE Before-and-After look at the former Vera Bradley Inn, now a glam $6.5M residence

Back in the 2000s, one of the most popular stays when traveling…

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The Sowden House, an architectural gem with a grim backstory and ties to the Black Dahlia case

In the hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz, in the greater Hollywood area…

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Step inside the Barbie Penthouse — where the REAL Barbie and Ken grew up

A couple of years back, a one-of-a-kind penthouse with a playful backstory…

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A Few of our Favorite Things: The von Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont

When The Sound of Music hit the big screen in March 1965,…

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Citizen Kane’s imposing Xanadu was based on this real-life castle (and you’ll find it in San Simeon, Calif.)

One of the most magnificent mansions in all of California, Hearst Castle…

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Inside Guillermo del Toro’s spine-chilling Bleak House: A treasure trove of horror memorabilia

A horned faun, an Exorcist doll, a huge Frankenstein head – these…

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin house and its three (tragic) lives

Frank Lloyd Wright is undoubtedly one of the most influential architects of…

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Spotlight On: Graceland, Elvis Presley’s House in Memphis

Ranked as the most-visited privately owned home in the United States, Graceland…

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Get to know Gracie Mansion, the official residence of NYC’s Mayor

Being mayor of New York City comes with a lot of responsibilities,…

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The Playboy Mansion: the full story of Hugh Hefner’s party palace

There are many iconic properties around the world that have stood the…

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Solving the case of 221B Baker Street, the ‘real’ home of Sherlock Holmes

There is no way that anyone reading this right now has not…

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What happened to Michael Jackson’s house, Neverland Ranch?

Highlights Many, many years after its famous owner, the King of Pop,…

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Behind the evil eyes: The (Real) story of the Amityville house

Highlights The Amityville Horror House is real, and you can find it…

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The Breakers mansion in Newport, the Vanderbilt summer estate

Gilded Age mansions are a living reminder of a time long past…

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