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A drawing room of a dollhouse created by Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers. Luxury miniature homes can sell for up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Dollhouse Real-Estate: Inside the Elite Market for Miniature Homes

A drawing room of a dollhouse created by Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers. Luxury miniature homes can sell for up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A bocce court in a Santa Barbara County home. Benches at either end provide seats for players. The court is also lit to allow nighttime play.

Score! Old-Timey Lawn Games Pop Up in High-End Homes

A bocce court in a Santa Barbara County home. Benches at either end provide seats for players. The court is also lit to allow nighttime play.

A 537-square-foot studio in San Francisco. The space has a steel-and-concrete loft structure for the Murphy bed. Underneath, an office area has built-in benches, a stand-up desk, white board and a dining table.

The Designer Shoebox: Studio Apartments That Use Every Inch

Some buyers shut out of pricey neighborhoods opt for tiny apartments and splurge on high-end finishes. Developers are responding to demand by adding more studios to their buildings.​

In chef Mike Lata's kitchen on James Island, S.C., the extra-deep custom cabinetry was painted in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy. He also added a window above the sink.

Charleston Chef Mike Lata Creates a Kitchen in a 1740s Dutch Colonial

In chef Mike Lata's kitchen on James Island, S.C., the extra-deep custom cabinetry was painted in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy. He also added a window above the sink.

A five-burner Lacanche range, in French Blue, is a showpiece of this Tribeca kitchen.

Italian Jobs: The Kitchen as Art

A five-burner Lacanche range, in French Blue, is a showpiece of this Tribeca kitchen.

The home’s formal living room was converted into a large master bathroom and dressing room for the couple. The console includes an oversized sink on one side and a vanity on the other.

Charleston Chef Mike Lata Creates a Kitchen in a 1740s Dutch Colonial

The home’s formal living room was converted into a large master bathroom and dressing room for the couple. The console includes an oversized sink on one side and a vanity on the other.

Mimi Thorisson grows some of the vegetables she uses in her cooking on her property. Here, tomatoes from her garden.

Food Blogger Mimi Thorisson’s Home Is a Feast for the Eyes

Mimi Thorisson grows some of the vegetables she uses in her cooking on her property. Here, tomatoes from her garden.

In this industrial-style home in Healdsburg, Calif., the master bathroom has a sunken tub and an aesthetic similar to a Japanese bath house.

A Modern Home With Massive Walls of Glass

A venture capitalist’s $5 million house in Healdsburg, Calif., built to blend indoors and outdoors.

This bespoke kitchen designed by Copenhagen’s Garde Hvalsøe incorporates natural oak.

A Retirement Retreat With a New Identity

This bespoke kitchen designed by Copenhagen’s Garde Hvalsøe incorporates natural oak.

Mimi Thorisson's home is located in the center of town, just off a well-known road that winds through vineyards in the region. The 11,840-square-foot house is a stately, L-shaped structure that cost around $620,000 when the Thorissons bought it in 2014.

Food Blogger Mimi Thorisson’s Home Is a Feast for the Eyes

Mimi Thorisson's home is located in the center of town, just off a well-known road that winds through vineyards in the region. The 11,840-square-foot house is a stately, L-shaped structure that cost around $620,000 when the Thorissons bought it in 2014.

The dining room of a San Francisco home. The back wall was treated with Trove wallpaper of an opera scene.

The Home Renovation That Never Ends

A look at homeowners—both procrastinators and perfectionists—who take years and spend buckets of money on home improvements

There is plenty of storage space in this 330-square-foot studio. A storage cabinet divides the sleeping and kitchen areas.

The Designer Shoebox: Studio Apartments That Use Every Inch

Some buyers shut out of pricey neighborhoods opt for tiny apartments and splurge on high-end finishes. Developers are responding to demand by adding more studios to their buildings.​

Manor Hall, an English country house in the Cotswolds, has leaded, stained-glass windows.

A Jet-Setting Millionaire Updates a Medieval Manor

The 12,595-square-foot English country house called Manor Hall is on the market for about $10.2 million.

In 2004, Denise and Stephen Adams bought Château Fonplegade, a vineyard in Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion grand cru appellation, and have worked hard to create a strong winemaking team. Here is a space where they often hold events.

You Bought a Vineyard. Now, Meet Your Staff

Wine lovers who follow their dreams of owning a French château often find an unexpected amenity included: its staff

A model kitchen for 1 Great Jones Alley shows off the marble from Cave Michelangelo, a marble quarry widely recognized as the source for the Renaissance artist’s ‘Pietà.’

Developers Scour the Earth for Rare Condo Finishes

A model kitchen for 1 Great Jones Alley shows off the marble from Cave Michelangelo, a marble quarry widely recognized as the source for the Renaissance artist’s ‘Pietà.’

In the den of a San Francisco home, a blue chair, floral pillow, built-in cabinetry and wooden wall treatments.

Home Improvements That Were Worth the Wait

A look at three major home renovations—in San Francisco, Houston and Chicago—that were years in the making.