ScottishSomeone ponied up more than $20 million for a private island in Connecticut, you can still buy a castle in the woods in Arkansas, and we have a Scottish island perfect for when you really, really want to get away.

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Relatively Quick Sale for Private Connecticut Island

It didn’t take long, but someone has purchased a historic 18-room mansion on Rogers Island in Connecticut — a price tag the sellers’ Realtor says is one of the largest sales in the state. (more…)

If you’ve spent any time in Arkansas the name E. Fay Jones is probably one of the first names to come to mind when someone mentions midcentury modern homes.

In fact, we may have mentioned him once before.

If you’re new to Jones’ work, the clean lines and use of natural materials will likely remind you of Frank Lloyd Wright — with good reason. Jones was an apprentice to Wright, and in fact was the only Wright apprentice to receive the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. (more…)