The Ideal Home for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Each zodiac sign gravitates to different home features, and consulting the stars can give you a fun perspective on your style.

Read on to find your ideal home, based on your horoscope. And tell us in the comments if it sounds like you!

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

A dreamer and connector, you like a home that reflects your idealistic side. This means that, yes, you may have a far-out bungalow with mystical murals and bead curtains.

But you may also want a home with a barn and a few acres of land to house your growing family of rescued animals – or even a group house or apartment to match your communal Aquarian vision.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Deep and sensitive, you like to recharge at home so you’re fresh for heart-to-heart conversations out in the world. You love being near water, and you don’t mind if anyone thinks you take being a water sign too seriously.

You may choose to live near a river or anywhere that involves a ferry commute. Of course, if you can swing it, your ideal house has a pool and an ocean view – or it might even float.

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

You’re enthusiastic and energetic, and you live for fun. When looking for a home, you think about all the ways you can thoroughly enjoy it.

As a naturally impulsive risk-taker, you need a place to blow off steam so you can be more balanced out in the world. Your ideal home has a karaoke den, a climbing wall, or a trampoline.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

You have a reputation for being structured and steady, but you’re anything but boring – you have great taste and love the finer things in life.

Since you’re an earth sign, you like being stable and comfortable, and you don’t feel pressured to go out. So it makes sense that you’d want all your favorite luxuries at home, like a custom wine cellar (or bar!) complete with comfy chairs.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

You’re the sign of the twins: friendly, talkative, and a little distracted. You’re a great communicator, so you need Wi-Fi everywhere in your home – you don’t want to miss an important tweet or Skype call. For in-person chats, you might opt for an old-school conversation pit in the living room.

The important thing for a social butterfly like you is to keep your finger on the pulse, even at home.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Empathetic and nurturing, you’re a natural caretaker. You may spend hours making jams and cookies for friends or lending a sympathetic ear whenever someone is stressed.

For you, a well-equipped kitchen is a must, especially if it has an island where visitors can sit while you bake. As a caring Cancer, you’re also protective of your own space and family, so you’ll feel more secure when you invest in a solid deadbolt and alarm service.

Leo (July 23 to August 22)

You love attention, whether you’re giving it or receiving it. As the natural leader of your group, you love nothing more than hosting a big dinner party that brings all your friends together.

You prefer a home with plenty of entertaining space, including a good-sized dining room, and guest bedrooms. Of course, you’ll also want superb bathroom lighting so you can style that mane.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

You’re naturally detail oriented, conscientious, and responsible. You love planning, organizing, and keeping your home neat as a pin. You live for a well-organized closet and pantry, where you can put everything in its place.

Another Virgo dream home feature – a central vacuum, because the only thing better than organizing is cleaning.

Libra (September 23 to October 22)

Patient, balanced, and inquisitive, you love having a beautiful home, but you don’t need to live in a mansion to be happy.

You’ll always put a home office to good use – not necessarily for working, but for designing a garden, creating a household budget, or planning vacations. As a Libra with wide-ranging interests, you tend to collect hobbies, so a craft room is a must.

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)

As a secretive Scorpio, you don’t mind a home that’s a little dark – as long as you have some privacy from the neighbors. You may even lean into your dark side and choose an old home, especially one with a secret passageway, an intriguing history, or a nearby graveyard.

Scorpios are very loyal, so once you’ve picked a home, you may not want to move for a while. Settle in, and outfit your den with sensuous fabrics and mysterious curios.

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

You’re the zodiac’s explorer and traveler, so you need a home that can accommodate your wanderlust. That might mean motorcycle parking, an Airbnb-ready suite to fund your next journey, or a portable home – like a yurt.

Sags are also spiritual seekers, so you may choose a home in a serene location, such as the desert or the mountains. At the very least, you need clean, white walls to display your souvenirs.

Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

You’re hardworking and earnest, with a not-so-secret weird side. Adaptable and unshakeable like your emblematic goat, you’re comfortable just about anywhere. This means you can make the most of a studio apartment, but you’re also willing to restore an old house back to mint condition.

You may also embrace your weirdness and go with a totally offbeat home, like a converted school bus.

 

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Pending Sale: Sting and Trudie Styler’s $56M NYC Penthouse

Rockstar Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, have been living large in their New York City pad at 15 Central Park West. Measuring 396 square feet, the terrace off their living room is bigger than some New Yorkers’ entire apartments. The penthouse interior spans an additional 5,417 square feet.

The famous couple seems ready to move on after nearly a decade of ownership. Given the home’s iconic address and spacious quarters, it’s not surprising to see a pending sale after just 8 months on the market – even with an original ask of $56 million.

The 4-bed, 5.5-bath residence is spread over two floors and connected by a spiral staircase. Views of the city and Central Park can be found from almost every room.

Photos by Andrew Kiracofe

Even for a luxury home, the penthouse offers some spectacular touches. Instead of a standard set of appliances in the kitchen, the buyer will receive two full-size refrigerators, an oversized Wolf range, four ovens and three Miele dishwashers. In the master suite, two dressing rooms and a lavish, spa-like bathroom are accompanied by a separate steam room with a rain shower.

If the posh residence and its high-end touches aren’t enough, residents of the white-glove condo building are privy a host of amenities. Between the 14,000-square-foot gym, sky-lit lap pool, wine cellars and game room, there’s something for everyone.

Deborah Kern of Corcoran holds the listing.

Photos by Andrew Kiracofe.

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Kenmore Plus Amazon and Everyone Wins

We moved a week ago and are finally starting to see our way out of the piles of boxes. Long days moving and cleaning, have left mounds of stinky clothes, towels, and sheets, in our new laundry room. But, we finally tackled this problem with the help of Amazon and their new partnership with Kenmore. 

We’ve admired the Kenmore brand for years, and found their appliances to be innovative and useful, and once we heard they would be available on Amazon we jumped at the chance to check them out. As a busy family with a 6 year old, we have found Amazon to be indispensable for keeping our household running smoothly. From reordering water filters to buying tools for around the house, we shop for nearly everything on Amazon, including a washer and dryer.

Kenmore has previously only been available through Sears sales channels, but now you can shop for Kenmore on Amazon. Yay! Because we’ve invested years of purchasing through Amazon, we’re familiar with their store and appreciate their return policy. When it comes to Kenmore appliances, Amazon not only makes the buying process easy, they also offer white-glove delivery and installation. Our installers arrived on time and took about two hours to remove the old units and setup and install a new Kenmore washer and dryer.

The Amazon/Kenmore relationship goes beyond the retailer/manufacturer partnership. The latest Kenmore Smart appliances are also Amazon Alexa enabled, which means users can control their appliances using voice activated technology. We’re living in the future!

We were in dire need of new appliances after moving in, and by ordering on Amazon we had a new Kenmore washer and dryer in our house two days later.

Kenmore Elite Washer and Dryer

The previous owner of our home left their 20 year old top loading washer and dryer. They were barely functional and used a lot of water and energy, compared to the energy-efficient models of today. It was time to upgrade.

We went with the latest Kenmore Smart 41982 5.2 cu.ft. Front Load Washer and Kenmore Smart 81982 9.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer. We also added a pedestal for the dryer and the pedestal washer. Both of these units offer the latest in Accela wash and drying technology from Kenmore. In the washer the AccelaWash Technology cleans a full size load in just 29 minutes and the steam treat option virtually eliminates the need to pre-treat stains. In the dryer, the Accela Steam technology enhances steam cycle performance and helps reduce wrinkles, odors and cling, while Wrinkle Guard further prevents wrinkles by tumbling intermittently for up to 150 minutes after the dry cycle. All of this technology adds up to a more efficient clothes washing experience and saves time and money.

We’re just learning how to maximize the functionality of our new washer and dryers as their are a number of preset modes that have been built-in to streamline washing and drying based on the garments to be cleaned. We’re digging on the kids wear and comforter mode in the washer.

The pedestals have been a revelation. We’ve used front loading units before and stooping over to load and unload can get tiring after a days worth of laundry. The pedestal puts the dryer at a more ergonomic angle and makes it much easier to reach in comparison to a top loading or traditional front loading unit. Kenmore has made use of the the pedestal space by providing handy drawers for under the dryer, and a mini pedestal washer for under the main washing machine. Essentially we can wash delicates and small items at the same time we wash towels and sheets. Which again saves more time!

Our house might be in shambles but we’ve got no excuse for not having clean clothes and sheets. We can’t wait to makeover our laundry room to match the beautiful design of the Kenmore appliances. With the washer and dryer serving as the centerpiece of our laundry room makeover, there is no doubt we’ll have a space to be proud of.

Note: Kenmore washers and dryers are only available for installation and delivery in select cities. We will update this article as availability spreads.

Kenmore provided the appliances for this review, but all opinions are 100% those of Timothy Dahl of Charles & Hudson.