What’s it like to live in a penthouse?

Apart from the breathtaking views, stunning detail and luxurious breadth of amenities, what’s the big deal about penthouses? Property expert Nicola Venning takes a look at why these homes are still so sought after

Your very own ski chalet

After years of visiting your favourite ski resort, have you ever considered buying a chalet of your own? We look at the opportunities for mountain living by the slopes

The real story behind a grand design

Dominic Lutyens talks to the judges, architects and homeowners of this year’s Grand Designs: House of the Year to find out how they turned construction compromises into architectural opportunities

What do architects think of home extensions?

The home extension can say as much about the architect as it does the owner – from bold artistic statement to environmental complement. Four architecture firms reveal the thinking behind their glorious designs to Dominic Lutyens