Editor’s note:  Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home?  After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have their appeal, but what about buying your sweetheart (or yourself!) a rose bush that will provide endless blooms? And if you’re celebrating solo, there’s no…

An iconic American estate just came on the market in the Hamptons, and the opportunity to snoop through the listing photos is so rich that you almost expect Big Edie and Little Edie Beale — the reclusive subjects of the cult ’70s documentary “Grey Gardens,” named for this very estate — to step out and offer a tour. The Edies would be thrilled at how beautifully their environs have been maintained — or really, vastly improved. Grey Gardens was in squalid disrepair…

Editor’s note:  Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home?  After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have their appeal, but what about buying your sweetheart (or yourself!) a rose bush that will provide endless blooms? And if you’re celebrating solo, there’s no…

Photo: ShutterStock Fresh off the renewal of his latest television series, “The Librarians,” actor John Larroquette has listed his home near the Marina Del Rey Harbor for $3.75 million. The 5-bedroom, 6-bath stunner is set along the Silver Strand, an exclusive stretch of homes along an inlet just south of Venice Beach. Surrounded by water, the community has shades of both Venice, Italy, and Larroquette’s native New Orleans. A multiple Emmy winner who picked up a Tony Award for his work in “How…

Editor’s note:  Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home?  After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have their appeal, but what about buying your sweetheart (or yourself!) a rose bush that will provide endless blooms? And if you’re celebrating solo, there’s no…

Remember the big red “Pending” sticker you used to see across “For Sale” yard signs? Before the Internet and online listings, that sign was the consumer’s only indication that a home had a deal. Today’s consumers discover the words “contingent” or “pending” online, and they don’t always know what it means. Many buyers assume that “sale pending” means the property is no longer available. But that’s not always the case. If you’ve fallen in love with a home that shows…

Photo: ShutterStock Mandy Moore, the celebrated star of NBC’s hot new series “This Is Us,” just found a new home in Pasadena. Well, not really new. It’s a mid-century modern home built in 1950 by well-known architect Harold Zook. Like any self-respecting mid-century modern, this 3,551-square-foot home invites the outdoors in. The walls of windows, in this case, welcome in a sumptuous garden and panoramic mountain vistas. Moore sold her home in Los Feliz last year and paid $2.56 million for…

Love is in the air – and in some places, it’s especially potent. Boston, New Orleans, and Indianapolis top the list of the best U.S. metros for finding love, thanks to their high percentage of singles and number of date spots per capita. This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with a 1-bedroom rental in one of the top 10 metro areas with the largest population of singles. Boston, MA 300 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA For rent: $2,785/month Photo from Zillow listing.…

Photo: ShutterStock “Miss Congeniality” is offering up her 3-bed, 3-bath estate in Los Angeles as a rental – for a tidy $15,000 a month. The furnished Sunset Strip home boasts 3,153 square feet of indoor space, as well as a spacious backyard. One of the bedrooms contains a modern spiral staircase leading up to a loft area. The master bed and bath comes with its own modern amenities: a soaking tub and a luxurious steam shower. A huge office with a built-in…

Editor’s note:  Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home?  After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have their appeal, but what about buying your sweetheart (or yourself!) a rose bush that will provide endless blooms? And if you’re celebrating solo, there’s no…