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Houses of the Holy : Feast Your Eyes on 8 Glorious New Shots of Thorncrown Chapel

All photos by Randall Connaughton via Thorncrown Chapel Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice E. Fay Jones and completed in 1980, the Thorncrown Chapel in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains quickly became a prominent work of American architecture. Featuring 425 windows and...

Adventures in Architecture: Next Helsinki Adds Even More Plans to Guggenheim Site Debate

Helsinki's South Harbor seen from the North, now the focus of two large-scale international architecture competitions. Image via nexthelsinki.org. After the open competition to design the new Guggenheim Helsinki drew 1,715 proposals from 77 countries last year, it would...

Curbed Miami: The Iconic Florida Estate of Gloria Guinness, One of Truman Capote's 'Swans', Lists for Almost $200 Million

Photo by Edward Butera/IBI Designs, Inc. via The Wall Street Journal A massive estate in Manalapan, Florida, known as Gemini is being put on the market for "almost $200 million" by the Ziff publishing family, reports the Wall Street Journal....

Montana Ghost Town Gives Urbanites Chance to Turn Into the Guy from The Shining

Missoula's U.S. Bureau of Land Management was recently inundated with applications after advertising an opportunity to live in an abandoned mining town and watch over some cabins. Many of the applicants undoubtedly see the job as an opportunity to...

House of the Day: This Midcentury Pad Offers Mad Men Cool for $4M

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. All photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy...

William Shatner Says He's Raising $30 Billion on Kickstarter to Save California from Drought

With California in the midst of its worst drought since the 9th century, William Shatner (Star Trek, S#! My Dad Says) has a plan to save everyone. It goes like this: 1) Make a Kickstarter. 2) Raise $30 billion....

House Calls: Stylish, Artsy GQ Editor Has a Small Soho Walk-Up To Match

All photos by Max Touhey The name John Jonnuzzi might sound familiar. Not only is he a GQ web editor who covers men's style with occasional how-to's about constructing the perfect taco and things of the like, but Jonnuzzi is...

Adaptive Reuse: Victorian-Era Sea Forts in England Reborn as Rad Luxury Hotels

All photos via AmaZing Venues In the late 1800s, England built a series of sea forts in the Solent strait to defend its southern coast against French invasion. In recent years, though, these structures erected on large chunks of granite...

George Lucas Is Building Affordable Housing Either to Piss Off His Neighbors or Because He's Nice

George Lucas has faced opposition from his wealthy, ornery Marin County neighbors every time he's tried to build on his massive estate. First, plans to expand his production company studios were squashed, and then plans to sell some land...

Hoarding: In Nation of Hoarders, Self-Storage Spots Outnumber McDonald's

Photo via Creative Commons The stratospheric growth of the self-storage industry has been a relatively quiet commercial real estate success story. To put it in perspective, the industry has 48,500 locations across the country, more than triple the number of...

Curbed Hamptons: $14M Buys a Southampton Midcentury with a Conservation Pit

Over in Southampton, a prime example of mid-century modern architecture has hit the market for a $14M. The 1950s house, which features two bedroom suites, preserves many original features of the era, including woodblock flooring, conversation pit by the...

After Community Backlash, Tennessee Sex Dungeon Will Become 'Church'

A proposed swingers club in Nashville, Tennessee drew so much outrage from the community that its owners have relented and agreed to develop the building into a "church" instead—"church" being in square quotes because the floorplan is exactly the...

Eating Pretty: Kengo Kuma Turns Ethernet Cables into Wild Restaurant Decor

Photo by Erieta Attali via Design Boom After spiffing up a Starbucks and bakery with giant piles of sticks and a soy sauce store with huge wooden barrels, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has transformed another typical neighborhood spot into a...

Furniture: Smart Table May Get More Done During a Meeting Than You

Photos via Fast Company A new smart table designed by a research lab within The New York Times has the potential to make meetings more valuable and productive, with built-in bookmarking and recording features that make it an interviewer's dream...

Retail Therapy : 6 Fast Facts About Tiger, the Company Bringing Super Affordable Danish Home Decor to America

All photos via Co.Design In addition to the expanding design and decor e-commerce scene, there's also about to be a new brick-and-mortar player in the U.S. Tiger, the Danish chain that already has 429 stores across Europe and Japan, is...

Two-Story Metaphor Becomes Reality, as Kansas City's House of Cards Collapses

An abandoned apartment building in Kansas City that was repurposed into an art project in 2012 (a local group painted its 38 doors and window boards to look like a deck of playing cards) fulfilled its apparent destiny today,...

5 Design Superstars That Should Have Made This Year's TIME 100

Photo collage by Curbed Staff Yesterday, TIME magazine released its annual list of 100 influencers: movers, shakers, and "icons" (a category that this year included Taylor Swift, a divisive call in the Curbed office) across the worlds of art, entertainment,...

Virtual Tour: Go Ahead, Redesign a Virtual Eames' Case Study House No. 8

Photos via ArchDaily Charles and Ray Eames' midcentury home in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades, Case Study House No. 8, has become an icon due in large part to its detailed interior. During LACMA's California Design exhibition a few years...

Curbed Miami: Tommy Lee Jones Relists Florida Polo Estate for $19.9M

A few months after an aid accidentally re-listed the Wellington polo ranch that actor, bad boy, and former polo player, Tommy Lee Jones has had on-and-off the market for the last few years, the ranch is officially back on...

House of the Day: For $2M, Make Like a Marquis and Pick Up This French Chateau

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. Location: Dolus-le-Sec Centre, France Price:...

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