Seeing the Light in Waterfront Brooklyn

the hunt Tired of the “dark, shoebox-style walk-ups” in their old neighborhood, a couple of young Manhattanites find a home in a factory conversion in Dumbo. THE RENTERS | Gaj Manamperi and Emma Sisti wanted more space and sunlight than they could afford in the East Village or the Lower East Side.CreditKatherine Marks for The New York Times For three years, Emma Sisti and Gaj Manamperi lived in convenient proximity, 10 minutes apart. She was in the East Village and he on the Lower East Side, each sharing a rental…

House Hunting in … Hungary

A Five-Bedroom Villa in Budapest $2.9 MILLION (2.5 MILLION EUROS) This five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home is in the residential second district of Budapest, Hungary’s capital, on the western side of the Danube River, which bisects the city. The 4,090-square-foot house, which was completed in 2017, has an alarm system and various smart features, including heating and air-conditioning. It also has a generous lot of 13,175 square feet — which includes a terrace with areas for dining and lounging, an outdoor pizza oven, a pool and a sauna — making it an…

$250,000 Homes in Vermont, Virginia and New York

What you Get An 1850 Greek Revival in Danby, a Sears kit house near the Blue Ridge Mountains and an 1890 Victorian in Margaretville. Danby, Vt. | $249,500 An 1850 house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an extensive use of marble This Greek Revival home is in a marble-exporting town about 20 minutes north of Manchester, Vt., and 30 minutes south of Rutland, Vt. Marble is found throughout the property, including the foundation, where the builders’ signatures can be seen with notations of how many slabs they used. The…

Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Quiet and Neat as a Pin

But Upper Saddle River also has several antique buildings flagging its Colonial heritage. The Saddle River Reformed Church, better known as the Old Stone Church, whose current structure was completed in 1819, was the last church in New Jersey to have a minister sermonizing in Dutch. (The practice ended in 1837.) Kay Yeomans, 73, the curator of the Upper Saddle River Historical Society, the museum Ms. Minichetti referred to in her email, lives with her husband, Bill, in a circa-1800 gristmill that her in-laws remodeled as a private residence in…

A Shipshape House in the Hamptons

on location It was designed to be efficient, with room for multiple generations, and to survive a hurricane — which struck before it was even completed. When Larry Shields and Claire Cardone began dreaming of building a beach house in the Hamptons, they envisioned the home not just as their personal escape, but as a magnet for family. “We have three children and eight grandchildren,” said Ms. Cardone, 72, a health care management consultant. “We thought it would be an opportunity for them to come and see us, and to…