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Silver Screen: Universal's 1924 Phantom of the Opera Set Needs a New Home

Photo via The Studio Tour Much to the ire of some L.A.-area film buffs, Universal Studios will be knocking down Stage 28, a 90-year-old soundstage built for the original 1925 Phantom of the Opera, to make room for the massive...

Sold Stuff: The Alfred Fisher Mansion, which has...

The Alfred Fisher Mansion, which has long been the largest residential listing in Detroit, just sold for an impressive $1.6M. When first listed in April, the 15-bedroom 1926 estate asked only $1.2M, which Curbed Detroit still called "stretching it" at...

Linkage: Philly's Next Great Space; Art Deco in South Beach; More!

Photo via Curbed Seattle · Is the nation's first Salvation Army Philly's next great space? · This classical Venetian palazzo is like a chill portal to the afterlife. · 21 more photos of Art Deco, before South Beach came back....

Linkage: Brutalism's Return to Popularity; Chic, Retro Campers for Pets

Photo via Design Boom · Henrique Steyer builds playful monkeys. · Parents of art school grad Pay for Chelsea Studio. · Brutalism: back in Vogue? · Victorian in Prospect Park wants $2.4M. · Quirky bungalow just listed for under $1M.....

Monochromes: Times Square of the '30s and '40s Was Just Plain Beautiful

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress'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...

Recommended Reading: Weekend Reads: Understanding Reston; Life of a Holdout

Welcome to Curbed's new weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories from, well, anywhere that isn't Curbed. We'll be collecting a few of our favorite longer stories of the week; please be in touch if you...

That's Rather Classy: Haters Only Make This Butterfly-Themed Mansion Stronger

Ah, the butterfly. So delicate! So free! So not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of $6.75M Arizona mansions, and the repeated motifs that might best guide them and their kitchen islands to even the...

Dwelling: In memory of the late great...

In memory of the late great Joan Rivers, Curbed NY has a look at the her fantastically lavish NYC real estate. Tour the queen of comedy's "Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger" triplex apartment and more, this way.

Cemetery Wire: Around the Globe in Modern, High-Design Necropolises

Though perhaps not the first place most architecture nerds would venture to in hopes of tracking down engaging, modern structures, it turns out that cemeteries are, in fact, a pretty great place to find architects' very best, high-design projects....

Globe Trotting: Concrete-Heavy Argentine Studios Still 'Seek for Rusticity'

Photo via Arch Daily To offset the slabs, beams, and columns of concrete that form the shell of the City Block Center of Córdoba, Argentina, architect Pablo Dellatorre planned the 450-square-foot studio apartments in the building around "seeking for rusticity,"...

Charlotte's Little Yellow 'Historical Treasure' is Up for $1.7M

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...

Celebrity Real Estate: SNL goof-turned-Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon...

SNL goof-turned-Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon just spent $725K on a top-floor studio in the same Grammercy Park building where he already owned four units, including a four-bedroom condo he picked up in April for $1.3M. According to The Real...

Artistry: With Narrower Streets, L.A. Looks Like a Cozy Little City

Photo via Mas Context When people rag on L.A., it's usually the city's congested, traffic-crammed streets that bear the brunt of the criticism, along with its utter lack public transportation, which keeps it all from feeling like one, cohesive...

Airport Wire: Norman Foster Unveils the World's Most Sustainable Airport

In April, seven big-name architects including Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers were shortlisted in a bid for the expansion of Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport, with construction set to begin as soon as late this year on the...

PriceChopper: Curbed NY reports that the famed...

Curbed NY reports that the famed Edward Durrell Stone House just got a major PriceChop, bringing the ask down to $7.5M. The landmarked modernist classic, which was rebuilt in 1956 by the architect who designed the MoMA, previously asked $9.995M,...

Outtakes: When it Comes to Interiors in Elle Decor, 'There Are No Rules'

It turns out that when one compiles an oral history of a major magazine there's a lot of really great stuff that gets left on the cutting room floor. Presenting Outtakes, a transient mini-series with all the bonus quotes and...

Shitshows: Because eight years behind schedule and...

Because eight years behind schedule and $2B over budget pretty much qualifies anything as such, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub is officially a shitshow. The Journal goes beyond the Calatrava curse, delving into the "morass of...

Zaha!: Zaha's New Towers are Controversial 'Champage Flute' Triplets

Rendering via Design Boom The ever-busy Zaha Hadid is at it again with her latest Grace on Coronation project, which will decorate the waterfront in Toowong, Australia, with three matching residential towers. Pitched as a "vibrant urban village," the trio...

Blockbusters: Montecito's 237-Acre Rancho San Carlos Wants $125M

A roughly 237-acre estate known as Rancho San Carlos, one of the largest in moneyed, celeb-studded Montecito, has been put on the market for $125M, reports the Wall Street Journal. Though the likes of Ellen Degeneres, Oprah, and Jef...

Adventures in Marketing: Curbed Ski reports that good old...

Curbed Ski reports that good old Bud Light is currently turning Crested Butte, Colo., into "Whatever Town, USA," which will serve as the site for a highly-branded, weekend-long party. The streets are painted beer can blue, a giant gorilla has...

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