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Celebrity Real Estate: Beyoncé and Jay Z: Here Are 10 Homes in L.A. You Should Absolutely Buy

Word got out that they were moving to L.A., and Beyoncé and Jay Z soon ended up back in their rental from last summer. They may have had a place ready to settle into if the creator of Minecraft...

On the Market: TMZ's Founder Puts His 'Paparazzi-Proofed' Home Up for Rent

TMZ's managing editor Harvey Levin has made a career out of chronicling the break-ups, arrests, and tacky real estate purchases of A, B, and C-list celebrities. So it only makes sense that Levin's own home in the Hollywood Hills...

towns for sale: Hear Ye! Rent a Quaint Hungarian Village for $780 a Night

Photos via Megyer Bed & Breakfast and Town of Megyer Hear ye, hear ye! A cozy Medieval fiefdom on the very remote edges of Hungary—only 110 miles from Budapest!—is on the rental market for 210,000 forints (or around $780) per...

Vanishing Buildings: Mirrored Home in Poland Looks Like It's Floating in a Forest

Photos by Marcin Tomaszewski via Design Boom The world is currently awash in mirrored buildings that claim to "disappear." There are "vanishing" childcare centers, roadside cafes, universities, and even a skyscraper. But frankly, most of them are still 95% visible,...

Starchitecture Watch : Google Enlists Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick to Create a "Series of Canopylike Buildings" for New HQ

All this time, while Apple's Norman Foster-designed spaceship HQ rises with much fanfare and Facebook's many offices are being reworked by Frank Gehry, fellow tech giant Google has apparently been plotting its own starchitecture takeover. According to The New...

House Calls: How One New Yorker Lives Comfortably In 90 Square Feet

Welcome to a special Micro Week edition of House Calls, a feature in which Curbed tours lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes. Think your space should be featured next? Drop us a line. "I really like getting rid of things,"...

Sold Stuff: Frank Lloyd Wright's Storer House Finally Finds a Buyer

All photos via Crosby Doe According to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the midcentury starchitect's famed Storer House in Hollywood Hills has sold to a "preservation-minded buyer for what is expected to be a record price for a Wright...

Exuberant Architecture: Are Bolivia's 'Andean Palaces' Groundbreaking or Kitschy?

Several years ago, El Alto, Bolivia, which is a stronghold of an indigenous group called the Aymara, was a populous city of bland, brick red buildings. Then a builder by the name of Freddy Mamani Silvestre came along, and...

Micro Week 2015: CB2 Debuts an Efficient Furniture Line Created by Students

All photos via CB2 This month, home decor retailer CB2 launched its first-ever collaboration, a 16-piece collection of space-saving furniture and accessories designed by a dozen students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Many items in...

Micro Week 2015: The World's Tiniest Habitable Skyscrapers Belong to Hermit Crabs

All photos courtesy of Aki Inomata The pet hermit crabs of Japanese artist Aki Inomata are surely among the worldliest of their species. Instead of shells, they wear transparent 3D-printed versions of the New York City skyline, a fortified Moroccan...

House of the Day: Pondfront Cottage with a Vaulted Great Room Asks $1.5M

Curbed's Micro Week 2015 House of the Day run started out small-ish, and is dropping in square footage each day, until we've reached a truly tiny home that still embodies everything that makes a dwelling HOD-worthy. (Sorry, but tiny houses...

Models: How the Chicago Architecture Foundation Updates Its Model

Every year, Chicago's skyline gets a few new towers, prompting the Chicago Architecture Foundation to update its famous model of the city located at its Michigan Avenue HQ. As a permanent exhibition, the CAF's model grows along with downtown...

MICRO WEEK 2015: 19 Petite Airbnb Rentals That Go Very Big on Style

In honor of Curbed's first-ever Micro Week, we digitally scoured Airbnb for North America's most stylish short-term, small-space rentals. These pads prove that with the right inspiration, you don't really need much square footage in order to live big.

Globe Trotting: The Eiffel Tower Goes Green with Spiffy New Wind Turbines

Photo by Paul Hubble courtesy of Getty Images The most iconic landmark in Paris just got a 21st-century upgrade. Today, the 125-year-old Eiffel Tower unveiled a pair of wind turbines specially designed to match the building's distinctive iron latticework. The...

Micro Week 2015: Exploring Curbed's Smallest Towns and Neighborhoods, From Sherwood Forest to Ramblersville

Sherwood Forest is San Francisco's smallest neighborhood. Photo by Patricia Chang Photography Miami's Star Island is home to some of the city's biggest abodes and wealthiest real estate wars, but it's also the city's smallest neighborhood. Over in San Francisco,...

Micro Week 2015: Virginia's Traveling Tiny Chapel is Ready for Wedding Season

Last October, a Virginia couple got their vows renewed in an almost-finished tiny chapel—All photos courtesy of Bil Malbon/Tiny Chapel Weddings When he first began pondering retirement plans ten years ago, Bil Malbon, a minister from Richmond, Virginia, dreamt of...

Video Interlude: Portlandia's Take on the Tiny House is Too Perfect

In a skit from Thursday night's episode of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen finally turn their gaze on the tiny home. It's a cautionary tale for any Americans interesting in putting down a deposit on a dwelling small.....

Video Interlude: In This Oscar-Nominated Short, it's Kinda Tough Having Architects for Parents

It may have gone un-fêted at the Oscars on Sunday, but Norwegian director Torill Kove's film, "Me and My Moulton," which was nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category, is so charming that it deserves a little more...

Celebrity Real Estate: Kylie Jenner Bravely Leaves Kardashian Compound For Her Own $2.7M McMansion

Kylie Jenner, international poster child for vocal fry, has bravely spread her wings, kissed her mother goodbye, and moved a few long, long blocks from the Kardashian compound, buying herself a 4,851-square-foot mansion for $2.7M. One of Calabasas' gaggy...

Micro Week 2015: Amazing Mock Tiny-Home Ads by Craigslist-Weary Portlanders

Photos via Facebook Though there's much to envy in Curbed's 2015 Micro Week run, we must acknowledge that all is not cosy and picture-perfect in the world of tiny housing. Recently, a group of Portlanders have taken to Facebook to.....

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