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  • $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...

  • See Bjarke's Lego Museum Done in (What Else?!) Real Lego

    Photo via Arch Daily In a bit of wonderfully meta news, Lego's newest, limited-edition set is none other than The LEGO® House, a museum proposed by BIG, Bjarke Ingels' Copenhagen-based firm. Currently …

    Photo via Arch Daily In a bit of wonderfully meta news, Lego's newest, limited-edition set is none other than The LEGO® House, a museum proposed by BIG, Bjarke Ingels' Copenhagen-based firm. Currently only available in Lego's hometown of Billund, Denmark,...

  • Myron Goldfinger's 'Temple in the Dunes' Wants $32.5M

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Architect Myron Goldfinger is always a good bet for contemporary Hamptons homes that eschew the glassy and cottage-y looks that so dominate the area without appearing …

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Architect Myron Goldfinger is always a good bet for contemporary Hamptons homes that eschew the glassy and cottage-y looks that so dominate the area without appearing out of place. Though his designs...

  • 11 Slick, Fascinating Examples of Houses Within Houses

    Click here to view the full photogallery. First, a handful of minimalist Japanese architects began by fitting sleek interior cubbies into otherwise spare, open spaces. Next, a few a hipsters in Brooklyn …

    Click here to view the full photogallery. First, a handful of minimalist Japanese architects began by fitting sleek interior cubbies into otherwise spare, open spaces. Next, a few a hipsters in Brooklyn built little cabins and treehouses inside their...

  • Chinese tycoon bets on Scandinavia, the Baltics

    With Chinese tourists venturing ever further afield, Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo is betting they'll start adding Scandinavia to their bucket lists.

    Chinese tycoon bets on Scandinavia, the Baltics

    With Chinese tourists venturing ever further afield, Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo is betting they'll start adding Scandinavia to their bucket lists.

  • Prestigious London Rowhouse Gets a 'Contemporary Edge'

    Photos by Richard Powers/Architectural Digest Fifteen years ago, interior designer Veere Grenney outfitted this posh slice of London real estate, a neoclassical townhouse on London's Regent's Park …

    Photos by Richard Powers/Architectural Digest Fifteen years ago, interior designer Veere Grenney outfitted this posh slice of London real estate, a neoclassical townhouse on London's Regent's Park designed in the 1820s by prestigious London architect John Nash, according to a...

  • Historic Miami Teardown Gives Way to $37M Modern Manse

    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...

  • 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.

  • Set Up This Tiny Prefab 'Glamper' in Five Hours Flat

    Photo via Inhabitat For some time now, the design sphere has had the hots for prefabricated housing, and its promise of mass-produced, easy-to-assemble designs that can be applied to affordable housing …

    Photo via Inhabitat For some time now, the design sphere has had the hots for prefabricated housing, and its promise of mass-produced, easy-to-assemble designs that can be applied to affordable housing developments, artsy party barges, even diminutive, frills-free tree houses....

  • 'Scene-Stealing' Manse From Flashy Cadillac Ad Asks $28.8M

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Made famous by its stint in Cadillac's latest television commercial—that one where a super-cool dad campaigns for hard work, capitalism, and the brand's …

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Made famous by its stint in Cadillac's latest television commercial—that one where a super-cool dad campaigns for hard work, capitalism, and the brand's new hybrid car whilst traipsing through a scene-stealing mansion—this...