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Sold Stuff: John Lautner's Storied Silvertop Estate Sells for $8.55M

All photos by Cameron Carothers via Architecture for Sale In August, famous SoCal modernist John Lautner's gloriously concrete Silvertop residence in L.A. went on the market for the first time since 1974, and unsurprisingly—given the architect's popularity with celebrities and...

Extraordinary Self-Containment: This Cozy Wire Throne Channels Childhood Pillow Forts

Photo via Design Boom Czech designer Michael Tomalik has created the furniture equivalent of a one-man band's song-playing contraption: an iron-wire chair that leaves room for the entire symphony of things you might want to have on hand while lazing...

10 Shrines to the Childhoods of Famous Americans, Mapped!

Photo via The Mark Twain Museum America's obsession with celebrity oozes from our collective identity in multitudinous ways, including the merely disturbing (the activities of gravers on the hunt for the final resting places of the stars) and the...

Parenting Handbook: Mirrors and Ingenuity Make an Irish Daycare Disappear

Photo by Kate Bowe O'Brien via Sata Architecture "Disappearing" architecture has become quite a trend in recent years, deploying things like mirror, glass, and holograms. There are vanishing universities, "camouflaged" skyscrapers, and yes, a smattering of adult treehouses that blend...

House of the Day: 3,400 Sticks of Dynamite Sculpted This Crag-Filled Utah Home

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: Ivins, Utah Price: $6,250,000 The...

Mobile Homes: Twee RV You Renovated is Nothing Like This Luxury Version

Photo via Architizer Hey, that's a really cool mobile home you got there. Oh look, it's even got reclaimed redwood and an electric stovetop.That's pretty neat. Does it have a power-adjusting Queen-sized bed though? Yeah, didn't think so. Well then...

Mob Boss Estates : For Sale: Where Al Capone Went From Bouncer to Mob Boss

Photo via Chicago Crime Scenes/Flickr Though notorious Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone had spent time in lavish hotel suites and even a Miami Beach estate, the home where he began the road to kingpin gangsterdom was this two-story red-brick house in...

Construction Watch: Japan's Criss-Crossy Shigeru Ban Museum is Nearly Done

Image via Design Boom A museum by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban is nearing completion in ?ita, Japan. Those familiar with his polarizing and widely discussed Aspen Art Museum might do a double take, and not because there are a...

Celebrity Building Love: Bill Murray Can't Get Enough of This Ancient Buddhist Temple

Photo via Borobudur Park Bill Murray loves him some ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist temples. Asked, along with a handful of other famous actors, about an ancient site that has "wowed" him, he responded to Architectural Digest's Inquisitive Guest columnist with one...

Hotels: UK Hotel Knows What Tourists Want, Debuts Harry Potter Rooms

All photos via the Georgian House Hotel / The Mirror Anyone who has read the Harry Potter books has probably wanted to spend at least a few days casting spells at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Now a...

Celebrity Real Estate: Actress Renée Zellweger Lists Historic Hamptons Abode

Actress René Zellweger, who has been brilliant in such cultural juggernauts as Bridget Jones' Diary and Chicago but has somehow been a huge topic of conversation lately because her face looks kind of different now, is having herself an...

On the Market : Act Fast to Pin Down Maryland's Very Own Mushroom House

Hot new item on the greater-D.C.-area marketplace: a kooky, organic-inspired home that lies somewhere between Hobbit-inspired and fantastically Gaudí. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, a woefully ordinary suburb just outside of Washington, D.C.,...

Linkage: A Rare 'Round Church' in Vermont; Queen Latifah Lists; More!

Photo by Sebastian Posengis/Dwell · Revisiting NYC's "old Met" opera house. · Chicago's shiny new $173M arena. · A rare surviving "round church" in Vermont. · Classy 1920s Georgian wants $27.5M. · A look at David Adler mansions on the...

Monochromes: Step Inside an Old Gothic Hotel of the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the internet's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline;...

San Francisco: The Lyft HQ has Gene Wilder Portrait-Doors, Abundant Pink Fur

Photo by Patricia Chang/Curbed SF Walk into the San Francisco headquarters of rideshare startup Lyft, tilt your head upward, and you'll see 8,000 fuchsia pool noodles hanging from the ceiling, there to create the feeling that you're walking underneath the...

Recommended Roundup: Getting Creative With L.A. Rooftops; S.F.'s Housing Woes

Welcome to Curbed's weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories. Please be in touch if you have a story to recommend. Photo by Dave Tamburo via Curbed LA Flickr pool 1. Architect Judith Edelman died earlier...

Young Guns 2014: Reminder: Young Guns Nominations Close in Exactly One Week

Here's your official reminder that nominations are open for Curbed Young Guns 2014, our search for the next wave of architects and interior designers. Nominees must be under the age of 35 and they must be based in the...

Computer Projects: How Did No One Think of This Mac Bench Before?

Photo via The Verge It's perfect. Almost as if the old Power Mac G5 cabinet, with the empty space left between those spoiler-like handles, was made to be turned into the leg of a bench.

Science!: Japan's New Science Museum is a Series of Glassy Anthills

Photos via Design Milk Japan's new science museum in Ishikawa, Science Hills Komatsu, looks like a cross between a glossy highway overpass and a mini-golf course. Designed by UAo Architects, the undulating four-story...

Adorable Human Finds (Nearly) Every Manhattan Cornerstone

Photo by mk via Shutterstock "I have over 1,100 cornerstones in my collection," boasts Bill McCracken, the world's most adorable real estate litigator and a fella that just really loves the dated stones of New York's buildings. His original mission:...

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