Smart homes that nag, Saudi prince sells a triplex with bulletproof panic rooms, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 12, 2018 - 11:00AM

Someone just bought a Saudi prince’s New York triplex with three bulletproof panic rooms for $36 million (The Real Deal)                                                              

An architecture firm envisions floating towers in the Hudson River for affordable housing (Dezeen)

For one San Francisco couple, having too many smart home appliances created a house that nagged constantly (Gizmodo)

A Brooklyn family is still in a homeless shelter three years after being forced out of their apartment by a landlord's illegal construction project in the backyard (New York Times)

Turns out putting food coloring in your toilet is a helpful DIY troubleshooting method (Apartment Therapy)

A new skyscraper aims to bring downtown-style luxury lofts to uptown (Architectural Digest)



Jennifer White Karp

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Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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