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Monochromes: Step Inside a Seriously Opulent Brooklyn Cinema of Old

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...

Sharing Economy: Airbnb's Ideal Host Turns Out to Be a Nightmare Tenant

Fresh off of Airbnb's recent victory in San Francisco, one of the stars of the space-sharing site's recent campaign to convince New Yorkers of how good it is for them has been revealed as the kind of Airbnb user...

Zaha! : Zaha Hadid, of All People, Will Design a Human Rights Institute

Renderings via ArchDaily Controversial starchitect Zaha Hadid just unveiled renderings for the Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, presenting a slight departure from her signature colorless blob futurism. Instead, the future home of some one million archival documents of...

Recommended Reading: Imagining a Chicago With No Fire; California's Singles Housing

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. A Google Earth image of Chicago's Old Town, via Curious City. 1. What if Chicago's...

Politico Pads: Meet Norton Manor, a D.C.-Area Party Palace for Politicos

If you are a Democratic politician getting wined and dined in D.C., chances are you've spent an evening or two at the Norton Manor, a faux-Old European estate in Potomac, Maryland that arrived out seemingly of nowhere last year....

House of the Day: Denzel Washington Owned this Manor in 'American Gangster'

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...

History Lessons: Curbed NY has a look inside...

Curbed NY has a look inside the building "that changed New York City's zoning laws," a 1915 tower whose ginormous shadow angered Progressive Era New Yorkers. The furor over the Equitable Building is apparently why the city has zoning laws...

Globe Trotting: This Concrete Cabin Cleverly Masquerades as a Wooden One

Photo by Daniela Mac Adden via Dezeen The boilerplate complaint that arises most often in discussions of concrete-heavy buildings is how out of context they tend to look, in seemingly every context save that of the Soviet apartment block. To...

Free House: For $1, Buy Four McNuggets or This Seven-Bedroom House

Things you can get for $1: two Jack in the Box tacos, half a can of nice tuna, 0.79 Euros, and a Colonial house in Minnesota. This 1923 single-family house in Minneapolis, has just listed for $1. That's right,...

Lookalikes: Azerbaijan Now Has a Carpet Museum That Looks Like a Carpet

Photos via the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Azerbaijan's Carpet Museum has been around since 1967, first inside a 15th-century mosque, and then on the second-floor of the amazing columned monolith that had (until the...

Celebrity Real Estate: Dreamboat James Marsden Buys Dreamboat House From 1959

Add this to the ever-lengthening list of beautiful, famous menfolk (like Zachary Quinto and Jake Gyllenhaal) buying beautiful, should-be-famous midcentury pads: actor James Marsden (X-Men, Enchanted and 30 Rock) just dropped $1.8M.....

Blockbusters: Bill Gates Just Spent $18M on Jenny Craig's Horse Farm

Computers guy Bill Gates, who is still one of the wealthiest people on Earth despite all that philanthropy, just spent $18M on fitness lady Jenny Craig's equestrian estate in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The deal closed in mid-September, according...

Renovations: 1920s Bungalow is Basically Unrecognizable Post-Renovation

--!> Filed under extreme makeovers: this 1920s Californian bungalow in the Sydney, Australia suburb of Kensington went from your run-of-the-mill neighborhood house to a house that is, well, as suave as California in the 1920s. This dramatic transformation from CplusC...

Linkage: Historic Covered Bridges; New Lego Architecture Sets; More!

Photo by Mike Briner via Architectural Digest · If the Statue of Liberty were a condo. · Ditching an apartment for a friend's backyard. · The controversial future of Detroit's 'Fail Jail.' · Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar store in...

On the Market: A Little Bit of Bauhaus in a Hip Southern Town Asks $449K

A modest modernist home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has hit the market for $449K. Honestly, how much more do you need than a couple thousand square feet of frills-free late '60s residential design stretched around a pool?

Development Watch: U2's The Edge is Dead-Set on Becoming a Luxury Developer

No one seems to want U2 guitar player David "Guy Who Seriously Goes By 'The Edge'" Evans to build five mansions on an undeveloped stretch of Malibu coastline. Not the California Coastal Commission. Not the state senator for the...

Starchitecture Watch: A developer in Italy recently commissioned...

A developer in Italy recently commissioned big architecture names like David Chipperfield and Richard Meier to complete a "curated" village of luxury homes, and the Times reports construction is wrapping up. The starchitect-designed villas, plopped in the town of Gardone...

Globe Trotting: Tourists are Terrified of the Eiffel Tower's New Glass Floor

Photos via Getty Images This week, Paris' iconic 1,063-foot iron-lattice tower unveiled four viewing sections with see-through glass floors. The new floors, only on the first level for now, are part of a...

Throwbacks: This Naked Photo of Le Corbusier Has an Insidious Backstory

Photo via The Carnal House. This mid-1920s photo of a naked Le Corbusier was taken at the ill-fated French villa called e.1027. Built on the forested cliffside of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the modernist vacation home, designed by architect Eileen Gray, was...

Things That Are Other Things, Too: Combined Sofa, Bed, and 'Cabin' Wants to Be Your Everything

Photo via Design Boom "You can't be everything to everyone," says the conventional wisdom. This canopied daybed doesn't care. · Goula Figuera's Orwell Project

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