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Buckingham Palace desperately needs $460M in repairs

A new report finds the aging building requires an extensive revamp, funded by British taxpayers It’s not a good time for Britain’s iconic historical buildings. Just months after a report found that the Palace of Westminster is desperately...Show More Summary

With revamp, an old Tudor learns new tricks in Nashville

Every week, our House Calls feature takes you into homes with great style, big personality, and ineffable soul. Today we visit the Nashville, Tennessee home of Rick and Suellen Stringer-Hye. When they remodeled their Tudor bungalow, they assembled a design team that brought their home into the 21st century. Show More Summary

Pinocchio gets his own fantastical museum in Seoul

The latest from Korean provocateur Moon Hoon South Korean architect and provocateur Moon Hoon is at it again, this time designing a museum dedicated to all things Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. Located...Show More Summary

Things to consider before using an alternative mortgage lender

Can apps promising rapid approvals be trusted? We live in a world where just about anything you want is just a click away. If you believe the catchy slogan of Quicken Loans Rocket Mortgage program, you can even get a mortgage with the push of a button. Show More Summary

10 cozy, comfy rooms to inspire your holiday gathering

From living rooms to covered porches With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays fast approaching, togetherness and closeness is what we strive for, whether it’s with friends, family, or a larger community. A cozy nook or a warm atmosphere can bring people together in a physical sense and enhance the experience, even if space is tight. Show More Summary

20 charming midcentury kitchens, ranked from virtually untouched to fully renovated

Wowza When it comes to midcentury houses, how well the design has been maintained, restored, or updated is always a point of fervent discussion. In honor of Thanksgiving, during which copious amounts of food will be consumed, we're focusing the ogling and debate on midcentury kitchens. Show More Summary

101 books about where and how we live

This year’s election made clear that, perhaps more than at any other time in American history, where we live determines much about what we know. As people who write about cities, we realized this presented a remarkable opportunity. We wanted to find examples of how reading stories about where people live could change the way we think about the world. Show More Summary

Black Friday 2016 sales: Deals on furniture, decor, and more

Savings galore, from Amazon and West Elm to Brooklinen and H Marketplace For some, it’s been weeks since decorations were added to the yard and holiday music was added to the playlist. Starbucks even released its seasonal cup. But one...Show More Summary

Modern London aerie with vibrant pops of color asks $2.1M

In Primrose Hill 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: London, England Price: £1,675,000...Show More Summary

World’s largest redwood grove may rise near historic Irish castle

The grove of roughly 3,000 redwoods would cover 20 acres of land at the historic Birr Castle When it comes to landscaping, one Irish town is California dreamin’. Birr, Ireland is making plans to grow what could be the world’s densest...Show More Summary

Santiago Calatrava’s iconic Peace Bridge keeps getting vandalized

The damage is adding up to more than $200,000 in repair costs since 2012 Spanning Bow River in Calgary, Canada, the Santiago Calatrava-designed Peace Bridge was controversial from the start. Locals spoke out in 2008 about the bridge’s $24.5 million construction costs and the fact that it was manufactured overseas in Calatrava’s native Spain. Show More Summary

‘Sex and the City’ author’s charming Victorian farmhouse is on the market

Located in a highly creative enclave in Roxbury, Connecticut International best-selling author, television producer, and de facto voice—and alter ego—of a certain generation of women Candace Bushnell has put her charming Connecticut Victorian farmhouse on the market. Show More Summary

The landscape architect who helped invent modern city parks

The roots of today’s awe-inspiring urban spaces can be found in the work of Lawrence Halprin An urban public park that runs above a highway; a master plan for an oceanfront community that’s both sustainable and resilient: these typify...Show More Summary

Planned Standing Rock community center to be built from straw bale

It would hold up to 100 people For hundreds of years, modern civilizations have built homes out of straw bale, an affordable, sustainable, and energy-efficient material that can be used for insulation as well as the structure itself....Show More Summary

1911 railroad house gets minimalist makeover in the Swiss Alps

The structure originally housed railroad workers in three apartments It’s hard to imagine the previous life of this minimalist home in Montreux, Switzerland. Designed in 1911 to house railroad workers building the line connecting Montreux...Show More Summary

New graphic, colorful wallpaper is totally '80s

(And totally Memphis-inspired) When you wake up in the morning and the alarm gives out a warning and you don’t think you’ll ever make it on time—it’s alright because you’ll be ensconced in the graphic squiggles and shapes of Murals’Show More Summary

World Architecture Festival hits Berlin, focuses on global housing

Firms large and small alike showcased their work in the realm of global shelter In today’s unstable environmental, social, and political climate, can architects play a role in creating a more equal society? Organizers of the World Architecture...Show More Summary

Twin tiny dwellings form airy live-work retreat

Two’s a party Small living goes utilitarian in this pair of “Zen Houses” by Petr Stolín Architekt in Czech Republic. To keep the project low-budget, the two-story, roughly 10-foot-wide volumes were built with a simple palette of materials, including wood, chipboard, metal, rubber, and acrylic panels. Show More Summary

California Eichler updated for modern living asks $2.4M

With brand new floors, bathrooms, a kitchen, and roof 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: Palo Alto, California Price: $2,399,000 Designed by the duo of A. Show More Summary

Airplane turned treetop hotel open in Costa Rica

It'll run you $500 per night Add this one to the bucket list: adventurous travelers in Costa Rica can stay in a vintage Boeing 727 airplane, refurbished into a two-bedroom suite that sits high in the jungle canopy. The Hotel Costa Verde is located in a coastal rainforest between the Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean. Show More Summary

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