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Jon Anderson

New York City High-Rises: What Goes Up Comes Down In Price

By Jon Anderson | October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

To anyone who’s visited New York City in recent years, a glut of high-rises featuring equally sky-high prices is no surprise. Every section of the city has been inundated with luxury development since the real estate market upticked in 2013. From the pencil skyscrapers jacked up over rivals to secure a Central Park view to […]

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Wright’s Last Designed Home Goes To Auction In Phoenix

By Jon Anderson | September 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Wright’s Last Designed Home Goes To Auction In Phoenix

Architect-designed homes can be a difficult sell. Frank Lloyd Wright homes are often so specific to his aesthetic that modern life isn’t easy to live in one. Often these homes were originally in the boonies but have now become engulfed in a suburbia not architecturally up to the challenge. Wrap these together and you have […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pappas Home Awaits Second Owner in St. Louis

By Jon Anderson | July 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pappas Home Awaits Second Owner in St. Louis

Imagine having the chutzpah to write to Frank Lloyd Wright asking him to design your home on a tight budget. Imaging enclosing a $300 retainer, assuming assent. That’s what Ted and Bette Pappas did in 1954 … and then waited for a reply that didn’t come. But Wright had cashed the check so they poured-on […]

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Hawaii Severely Limits Short-Term Rentals To Mostly Benefit Hotels

By Jon Anderson | July 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Hawaii Severely Limits Short-Term Rentals To Mostly Benefit Hotels

Hawaii has had a complicated relationship with the short-term vacation rental market. Back before Silicon Valley got its claws into the process, these types of arrangements were called B&Bs (bed and breakfasts). Stereotypically, older ladies with a penchant for macramé would rent rooms and provide a meal or two – hence the name. In recent […]

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Ex-Montgomery Wards Chicago Penthouse Would Make Any Winter Bearable

By Jon Anderson | March 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Ex-Montgomery Wards Chicago Penthouse Would Make Any Winter Bearable

River North is a section of Chicago that’s a little north and west of the main skyscraper areas of the city. So finding a 28th-floor penthouse gives one a perspective not easy to replicate. Of course, it helps when the ceilings are 14 feet tall with edge-to-edge glass. The building is called The Montgomery because […]

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Original Abraham Lincoln Farm Property Sold At Auction

By Jon Anderson | February 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Original Abraham Lincoln Farm Property Sold At Auction

There’s the Lincoln Property Company I typically have a beef with, and then there’s Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. We’re talking about the latter here. Back in 1841, Lincoln’s father, Thomas, wasn’t rolling in dough, and a 32-year-old Abraham helped him out by purchasing 40 acres of farmland outside Charleston in […]

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