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Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Mark Wahlberg's Los Angeles mansion has a putting green. Tech billionaire Bill Gates' Medina, Washington, abode includes rooms where guests can customize the music, lighting and climate. Actress Shirley MacLaine's on-the-market New Mexico ranch includes a stone labyrinth.

December 23, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, Mark Wahlberg attends "The Gambler" premiere in New York. Besides a putting green, Wahlberg’s newly built 30,000-square-foot mansion, designed by celebrity architect Richard Landry and located in the tony gated neighborhood of Beverly Park,…

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Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

FILE - In this March 13, 2014 file photo, Bill Gates participates in a media availability on agricultural research, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gates’ estate near Seattle is estimated by the real-estate website Zillow to be more than 50,000 square feet and worth roughly $145 million. The …

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Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, honoree Barbra Streisand attends the 23rd Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall in New York. The ultimate quirky celebrity home add-on could be Streisand’s. An architecture buff and collector, Streisand co…

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Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

FILE - This April 18, 2006 file photo shows, an outside deck at the home of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates in the Seattle suburb of Medina, Wash., where a dinner was held inside in honor of visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao. Gates’ estate near Seattle is estimated by the real-estate websit…

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Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes

FILE - In this April 18, 2006 file photo, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and her husband Mike Gregoire, left, visit with Melinda Gates, center, as Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith, right, looks on as they stand in the entryway to Gates' home and wait for the arrival of Microsoft Chairman…

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Rosie on the House: Cooling off hot garage

Rosie on the House: Cooling off hot garage

Consider a mini-split air conditioner to help cool your garage.

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Recycled bottles help rebuild reservation, one man's life

Recycled bottles help rebuild reservation, one man's life

Research project to create cement is helping rid desert of glass bottles. 

October 20, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Garage Door Springs Are Not a DIY Job

Garage Door Springs Are Not a DIY Job

Replacing a garage door spring can be very dangerous, be sure to call an expert.

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Can I still use an AC that has been dormant for 3 years?

Can I still use an AC that has been dormant for 3 years?

Tucson reader hasn't used home's air conditioner for three years. 

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How Do I Cover and Repair the Surface of My Foam Block House?

How Do I Cover and Repair the Surface of My Foam Block House?

When planting a tree, consider a vertical root barrier.

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Corky Poster: UA's 'sun' preserved for future generations

Corky Poster: UA's 'sun' preserved for future generations

Old Main rehabilitation honors architect's foresight, ensures usefulness for years to come.

August 09, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Fixing a leaky dishwasher requires appliance repair company

Fixing a leaky dishwasher requires appliance repair company

Rosie tackles a leaking dishwasher and more this week.

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Chris Evans: Solar installations must integrate with surroundings

Chris Evans: Solar installations must integrate with surroundings

Solar installations could become aesthetic equivalent of power lines or cell towers.

July 17, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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My favorite place: The Chicago Music Store

My favorite place: The Chicago Music Store

Historic downtown building has storied past, future potential.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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On the house: What's the easiest way to get hot water faster?

On the house: What's the easiest way to get hot water faster?

Rosie answers three water-related questions.

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Treat house for termites, but never let your guard down

Treat house for termites, but never let your guard down

Watch for signs of infestation along walls and even in ceilings.

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My Favorite Place: Bold blue house near Arizona Inn evokes musings of dining with Frida Kahlo

My Favorite Place: Bold blue house near Arizona Inn evokes musings of dining with Frida Kahlo

In the latest in a new series, a local architect shares his or her favorite building. This week, John Messina wonders about life inside a blue house.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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My favorite place: Simple charm of 1950s building takes effort to uncover

My favorite place: Simple charm of 1950s building takes effort to uncover

In the first of a regular series, a local architect shares his or her favorite building. This week, Frank Mascia chooses a Tucson office building that’s easy to miss.

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South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

Owner of 'super-marketing' firm says spillover from Congress Street revitalization will invigorate nearby neighborhoods.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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