Tag: Chill

  • The year of the ‘mansion tax’: Hundreds of millions raised, but a chill to L.A.’s luxury market

    The year of the ‘mansion tax’: Hundreds of millions raised, but a chill to L.A.’s luxury market

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    One year ago, Los Angeles’ “mansion tax” took effect. It has either been a godsend or an absolute disaster, depending on who you ask. The transfer tax, formally known as Measure ULA, levies a 4% charge on all property sales above $5 million and a 5.5% charge on sales above $10 million, with proceeds funding…

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  • Chill in the Housing Market Seeps Into Other Industries

    Chill in the Housing Market Seeps Into Other Industries

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    John Matheson, a home inspector in Alameda, Calif., kept busy during the pandemic when the housing market was red hot. But as interest rates started to rise about halfway through 2022, he noticed that his workload began to drop. Last year, the number of jobs plummeted. “My business is about 50 percent of what it…

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  • X11 Design Studio “connects nature with daily activities” at De Chill House in Vietnam

    X11 Design Studio “connects nature with daily activities” at De Chill House in Vietnam

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    Balconies shaded by trailing plants front this slender concrete home in Vietnam, which has been designed by local architecture practice X11 Design Studio to “promote a connection between nature and people”. Designed for a three-generation family in Quang Ninh the home is called De Chill House. It features planted yards at either end, a central…

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  • Oyster Tempo is the Most Chill Outdoor Cooler Ever Designed

    Oyster Tempo is the Most Chill Outdoor Cooler Ever Designed

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    If names like Yeti, Tundra, and RTIC strike a chord, you’ve likely gone through the sticker shock associated with deliberating between very large rectangular blocks of insulated plastic. Ice coolers fall under the product category of “you wouldn’t believe how much these things cost,” at least when considering options amongst a top performing tier of…

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  • A Chill Hotel in Every Way But One

    A Chill Hotel in Every Way But One

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    This article is part of our Design special section about making the environment a creative partner in the design of beautiful homes. When representatives of Grupo Habita asked the architect Alberto Kalach to design an earth-friendly, energy-efficient hotel along the jungle coast of Oaxaca, he knew he would need a few things in return. The…

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