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  • 8 strategies to get the most from your homeowners insurance after a hurricane

    Judith Rubin was the first to hear the odd noise coming from the basement garage as she and her husband, Justin, waited out Superstorm Sandy in their Long Beach, N.Y., home in October 2012. Justin went …

    Judith Rubin was the first to hear the odd noise coming from the basement garage as she and her husband, Justin, waited out Superstorm Sandy in their Long Beach, N.Y., home in October 2012. Justin went to investigate. But like Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “Titanic,” Justin suddenly found himself waist-deep in chilly …

  • Eames and Saarinen Should've Decorated the Star Trek Set

    Watch one episode of the original Star Trek—heck, watch one minute of the show—and it's clear how much the 1960s Space Age aesthetic, one marked by Googie architecture and post-war car culture, inspired …

    Watch one episode of the original Star Trek—heck, watch one minute of the show—and it's clear how much the 1960s Space Age aesthetic, one marked by Googie architecture and post-war car culture, inspired its set designers. Still, the midcentury...

  • Beachfront Stunner By a High-Society Standby Wants $45M

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Though some Florida homes by upper-upper-crust society architect Maurice Fatio have been torn down and replaced with huge new contemporaries, many are still receiving …

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Though some Florida homes by upper-upper-crust society architect Maurice Fatio have been torn down and replaced with huge new contemporaries, many are still receiving ritzy renovations and commanding astronomical asks. The latest...

  • Motorola's New HQ Could Not Be Pinker or Sparklier

    Photo via Curbed Chicago Created by the Global Gensler firm—with maybe a few design pointers taken from some very girly middle schools—the extremely pretty new Motorola HQ is a vision of bright pink, sparkling …

    Photo via Curbed Chicago Created by the Global Gensler firm—with maybe a few design pointers taken from some very girly middle schools—the extremely pretty new Motorola HQ is a vision of bright pink, sparkling neon signs, and quirky, interactive hangout...

  • Catherine Deneuve Lists Resplendent French Chateau for $5.5M

    Click here to view the full photogallery. For the past few decades, when Catherine Deneuve wasn't hanging out with princes and spending time at her L.A. mansion (which, fun fact, later housed multiple …

    Click here to view the full photogallery. For the past few decades, when Catherine Deneuve wasn't hanging out with princes and spending time at her L.A. mansion (which, fun fact, later housed multiple ABBA members and a hippie cult),...

  • The 2-foot-by-2-foot kitchen

    This tower takes up floor space of about 70 centimeters squared and contains virtually everything you'd expect a kitchen to contain — plus a few bonuses, like a small herb garden.

    This tower takes up floor space of about 70 centimeters squared and contains virtually everything you'd expect a kitchen to contain — plus a few bonuses, like a small herb garden.

  • Eco-Friendly Prefab House Fits Together Like a 3D Puzzle

    In It's Not Easy Being Green, Curbed pulls back the curtain on cutting-edge, environmentally friendly design, from urban passive houses to green tweaks on suburban living. Have a suggestion for an …

    In It's Not Easy Being Green, Curbed pulls back the curtain on cutting-edge, environmentally friendly design, from urban passive houses to green tweaks on suburban living. Have a suggestion for an upcoming column? Pass it along. Photo via Remodelista Despite...

  • 65 Shots of Concrete Houses Not at All Like Parking Garages

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Raw concrete buildings have come a long way since Brutalist architects started rattling them out in the '50s. No longer reserved for government pseudo-fortresses …

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Raw concrete buildings have come a long way since Brutalist architects started rattling them out in the '50s. No longer reserved for government pseudo-fortresses and parking structures, architects from Chile to Japan...

  • Vivien Leigh's European retreat for sale for $5.9M

    The former country home of one of Hollywood's most famous actresses, Vivien Leigh, has hit the market for about $5.9 million, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

    Vivien Leigh's European retreat for sale for $5.9M

    The former country home of one of Hollywood's most famous actresses, Vivien Leigh, has hit the market for about $5.9 million, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

  • $2.8M Carolina 'Villa' Boasts Taxidermy and a Chicken Coop

    Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Click here to …

    Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Click here to view the full...

  • Clocking in With Stylist Gregory Bissonnette: Go Behind the Scenes on House Beautiful's May 2014 Cover Shoot

    Welcome back to Clocking In, a video series in which Curbed explores one individual's artistic contributions to the great, wide "wheel" of design; in other words, cool stuff cool people create. …

    Welcome back to Clocking In, a video series in which Curbed explores one individual's artistic contributions to the great, wide "wheel" of design; in other words, cool stuff cool people create. Care to nominate someone noteworthy? Do send a...

  • How America's Oldest Baseball Fields Prepare for the Future

    The smell of freshly cut grass, the warm burst of the summer sun, and Cracker Jacks: baseball is here. We like our baseball drenched in nostalgic Americana. We call franchises "storied." We remember …

    The smell of freshly cut grass, the warm burst of the summer sun, and Cracker Jacks: baseball is here. We like our baseball drenched in nostalgic Americana. We call franchises "storied." We remember lineups and stats from our favorite...

  • Live Out Your Retro-Future Dreams in a Prefab Bubble House

    Photo via Gizmodo Dreamed up by architect and urban design theorist Jean Maneval and presented in theoretical model to France's Salon Des Arts Ménagers in 1956, the Maison Bulle à Six Coques (which …

    Photo via Gizmodo Dreamed up by architect and urban design theorist Jean Maneval and presented in theoretical model to France's Salon Des Arts Ménagers in 1956, the Maison Bulle à Six Coques (which literally translates to "Six-Shell Bubble House") could...

  • $4.5 Wine Country Estate Offers a 'Personal Form of Heaven'

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Inspired by a client's relatively open-ended request for "an easy-living space that incorporated the color blue," Calif.-based architect Juan Carlos …

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Inspired by a client's relatively open-ended request for "an easy-living space that incorporated the color blue," Calif.-based architect Juan Carlos Fernandez built this modern Casa Cielo Azul (or the Blue Sky Home)...

  • Don't be fooled by housing-finance reform lies

    Hedge funds and other groups are spreading bad information about the reform of Fannie and Freddie, says the Mortgage Bankers Association president.

    Don't be fooled by housing-finance reform lies

    Hedge funds and other groups are spreading bad information about the reform of Fannie and Freddie, says the Mortgage Bankers Association president.

  • Beach Cottages For Sale; Austria's Stunning Mountain Villas

    Photo via Automatism · A Kansas city energy plant converted into performance hall. · Look inside the Bronx's crumbling 'Castle on the Concourse'. · How much for this Montauk oceanview house? …

    Photo via Automatism · A Kansas city energy plant converted into performance hall. · Look inside the Bronx's crumbling 'Castle on the Concourse'. · How much for this Montauk oceanview house? · A seductive abstraction: architecture & photography's tacit pact....

  • Mortgage activity drops, but average loan at record

    Despite warmer weather, relatively stable interest rates and more homes coming on the market for sale, mortgage applications fell last week.

    Mortgage activity drops, but average loan at record

    Despite warmer weather, relatively stable interest rates and more homes coming on the market for sale, mortgage applications fell last week.

  • Neglected Scottish Farmstead Gets a Rad Steel-Clad Redo

    Photos by Andrew Meredith/Dwell When Angelique Robb and her husband Gavin first toured the hardscrabble cluster of semi-derelict Scottish farmstead buildings that they would eventually call home, their …

    Photos by Andrew Meredith/Dwell When Angelique Robb and her husband Gavin first toured the hardscrabble cluster of semi-derelict Scottish farmstead buildings that they would eventually call home, their original idea was to do the renovation themselves. "Now I wonder what...

  • Soak Up the Eccentric History of Britain's Craftiest Home

    Photo via Wikimedia Commons When England's A La Ronde first came into the hands of the National Trust, its caretakers found a cache of 476 keys that it took them four years to match to all the doors, …

    Photo via Wikimedia Commons When England's A La Ronde first came into the hands of the National Trust, its caretakers found a cache of 476 keys that it took them four years to match to all the doors, cupboards, secret...

  • Shipping Container Co. Turns its Product into Coolest HQ Ever

    Photo via Inhabitat Serving as quite the effective advertisement, this sleek HQ built for shipping container company Royal Wolf just might be the coolest office ever to be made entirely from cargo containers. …

    Photo via Inhabitat Serving as quite the effective advertisement, this sleek HQ built for shipping container company Royal Wolf just might be the coolest office ever to be made entirely from cargo containers. While other workplaces might feature the odd...

  • 'Masterpiece of Human Creation' in Oregon Asks $15.9M

    Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Click here to …

    Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Click here to view the full...

  • On its 50th Birthday, a Look at the Starchitecture of the '64 World's Fair

    Photo via Wikipedia Commons On this day 50 years ago, on a 646-acre swatch of Queens, the 1964 New York World's Fair unveiled the future. Here architects built a world The Jetsons (which debuted in …

    Photo via Wikipedia Commons On this day 50 years ago, on a 646-acre swatch of Queens, the 1964 New York World's Fair unveiled the future. Here architects built a world The Jetsons (which debuted in '62) might have encountered: disk-shaped...

  • World's Most Ovular Treehouse Invites Alone Time on a Pond

    Photo via Arch Daily Built by German design firm Baumraum—no strangers to the world of avant-garde arboreal architecture—this 398-square-foot treehouse in the forests of Uslar, Germany is just about as …

    Photo via Arch Daily Built by German design firm Baumraum—no strangers to the world of avant-garde arboreal architecture—this 398-square-foot treehouse in the forests of Uslar, Germany is just about as secluded as they come. Surrounded on all sides by natural...

  • Virginia Farm with George Washington Ties Heads to Auction

    Click here to view the full photogallery. While JFK's vacation home waits for a buyer at $7.95M, another Virginia property with a presidential seal of approval is looking to change hands, this one …

    Click here to view the full photogallery. While JFK's vacation home waits for a buyer at $7.95M, another Virginia property with a presidential seal of approval is looking to change hands, this one part of Fairfield, an estate once...

  • The tale of one woman's radically simplified 'built-it-myself' life

    Dee Williams lives in an 84-square-foot house with no running water and no Wi-Fi. But it's the streamlined life she chose after learning of a heart condition a decade ago -- and as she writes in her just-released …

    Dee Williams lives in an 84-square-foot house with no running water and no Wi-Fi. But it's the streamlined life she chose after learning of a heart condition a decade ago -- and as she writes in her just-released memoir, she doesn't regret it.

  • Former Tenement Comes Back to Life as a '60s-Inspired Pad

    Photo via Contemporist Located in an old tenement building, this charmingly eccentric little home in Warsaw, Poland recently received a cheerful makeover at the hands of Polish firm Widawscy Studio Architektury. …

    Photo via Contemporist Located in an old tenement building, this charmingly eccentric little home in Warsaw, Poland recently received a cheerful makeover at the hands of Polish firm Widawscy Studio Architektury. Due to its petite size and rather narrow build,...

  • Legendary Paul Rudolph Home is Getting a Touring Replica

    Photo via Arch Daily Modernism fans dismayed by the abnormally short lifespans of homes by late legend Paul Rudolph finally have a recent Rudolph-related development worth celebrating. The Sarasota Architectural …

    Photo via Arch Daily Modernism fans dismayed by the abnormally short lifespans of homes by late legend Paul Rudolph finally have a recent Rudolph-related development worth celebrating. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation recently announced that Rudolph's iconic Walker Guest House will...

  • Spaceship Cabins; Designer Tables for Cats; More!

    Photo via Inhabitat · Architect John Mills' Winnetka mansion is back on the market. · Innovative school proposes lush vegetation on its roof. · For $1.9M, here's the mirrored bathroom of your dreams. …

    Photo via Inhabitat · Architect John Mills' Winnetka mansion is back on the market. · Innovative school proposes lush vegetation on its roof. · For $1.9M, here's the mirrored bathroom of your dreams. · This sleek table is hiding a...

  • Higher prices 'choke' housing

    Forget the harsh winter. Higher home prices are stifling sales around the country, and low inventories aren't helping.

    Higher prices 'choke' housing

    Forget the harsh winter. Higher home prices are stifling sales around the country, and low inventories aren't helping.

  • This 'Aviator's Villa' Takes Reclamation to Wacky New Heights

    Rendering via Design Boom Most often, when a home is built from salvaged plane parts—from wings, to engines, to entire cabins; as one enthusiast once put it, "like the Native Americans use every part …

    Rendering via Design Boom Most often, when a home is built from salvaged plane parts—from wings, to engines, to entire cabins; as one enthusiast once put it, "like the Native Americans use every part of the bufallo"—that's the oddest and...

 
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