Martha Stewart has struck a deal with builder KB Home that extends the lifestyle expert's housewares brand into the houses themselves.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. and KB Home said on Wednesday that the first model homes imprinted with Stewart's style sense will be completed in 2006. The first group to go on sale will include 650 houses in Cary, N.C., under the name "KB Home Twin Lakes: Homes Created with Martha Stewart," the companies said in a statement.

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