Jennifer Lopez Buys Encino Home

Jennifer Lopez isn’t going to let a pandemic get in the way of her real estate prowess. The superstar recently shelled out close to $1.4 million for a cozy single-story home in Encino, according to Variety, adding to her and Alex Rodriguez’s growing collection of homes spanning everywhere from Bel Air to Malibu, Miami to Manhattan.

Situated on 0.13 acres on a corner lot, the house measures 2,202 square feet and includes three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, a substantially more modest offering compared to the pair’s other properties. (It’s possible that Lopez and Rodriguez purchased the

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How Perceived Superiority and Power Derailed My Dream Home

One year ago, my husband fulfilled one of my wildest dreams in the worst possible way. He bought me a home in Baltimore City.

Bruce is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and an Eagle Scout. I am a two-time James Beard Award–winning journalist and author, known for my dedication to historic preservation. (I have rescued more than 400 Black cookbooks, many of them rare, dating to 1827.) So, when a new job called us to the Mid-Atlantic, we could not resist the allure of its lush green spaces, the Chesapeake Bay, and, of course, its affordable pockets of spectacular architecture.

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Ladies of London’ Alum Julie Montagu Shares Fears for Future of Historic Home amid Closure

As the world adjusts to a new stay-at-home lifestyle brought on by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many people’s homes have also become their workplace.

But for Ladies of London star Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke­ — who manages the historic Mapperton Estate with her husband, Luke Timothy Charles Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke and son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich — her home is her business.

“We open up our home to the public in order to keep that history alive,” the future Countess of Sandwich tells PEOPLE of managing the grounds of her family’s 500-year-old home in Dorset, England. “The visitor

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102 Black Instagram Accounts to Follow for Home Design, Crafts, Gardening, and More

It’s no secret that design and lifestyle magazines—Country Living included—need to do a better job of showcasing the wonderfully diverse makeup of our country, and the crafters, designers, quilters, and makers within our communities. And because we know many Country Living readers are looking to support Black-owned companies and Black voices—and, as always, are particularly interested in the people and the stories and the cultural influences behind the products—we’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite Black makers, crafters, designers, gardeners, musicians, and other country creatives you can follow on Instagram right now (some of whom you may

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