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On the Market: $5.6M Buys the Comely Garden Retreat of Napoleon's First Wife

A part of the Château de Malmaison, the country estate that Napoleon's first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais, bought for them in 1799, has been put on the market for €4.45M ($5.65M). The orangerie, which was converted to a private...

Castle Wire: Moated French Chateau Offers Protection From Medieval Mobs

There are a lot of castles and Châteaux in France, but most of them are just hanging out in the countryside with no defenses against medieval marauders. This $2.17M French castle, which dates to 1570 and has a four-hectare...

Rumormongering: Jennifer Lawrence Now Lives in Jessica Simpson's Old House

Word is the internet's favorite human, Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence has snatched up singer Jessica Simpson's old Beverly Hills abode. It's unknown who bought the place directly from Simpson a year ago, but as of this week, J.Law...

Curbed Features: From Ballrooms to Discos, Tracking 150 Years of Roller Rinks

Photo via Flickr / Cosmo Lutz The first time Americans gingerly touched skate to parquet floor in a public roller rink was just one year after the Civil War, in a rented hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, a space...

Restorations: How Ben Bradlee and His Wife Restored Grey Gardens

Photo via Gardenista Ben Bradlee, the former executive editor of the Washington Post who died on Tuesday at age 93, has a long list of accomplishments to his name. He fought the federal government over the publication of the Pentago...

Blockbusters: The top-floor penthouse of Boston's yet...

The top-floor penthouse of Boston's yet unfinished Millennium Tower is set to be the city's biggest home sale ever, if sold for anywhere close to the asking price of $37.5M. The over 13,000-square-foot unit will also include a 2,500-square-foot deck,...

Abandonment Issues : Abandoned Japanese Strip Club Really Misses the Glory Days

Photo by Shane Thoms via Messy Nessy Chic Along a remote mountain road in northern Okayama, there's a weathered, boxy structure burrowed right in the woodlands—and it's got a secret. Intrepid Australian photographer Shane Thoms recently stepped inside the place,...

Linkage: Anti-Mansion Crusaders; a Cloud-like Hammock; More!

Photo via Curbed NY · American apartments came from Paris. · A stunningly ornate movie palace-turned-church. · 11 absurd architecture promo videos. · Tour Ben Bradlee's famous summer home. · A surreal cloud-like hammock. · Anti-mansion crusaders have gone insane....

Eating Pretty: What it Looks Like to Put a Restaurant Inside a '50s Cinema

All images via Platea This summer in Madrid, Platea, a food complex inside the grand environs of the former Carlos III cinema opened to the public, carving space for a bunch of high-end food peddlers out of a 6,000-square-foot theater...

Lookalikes: This David Chipperfield Store Remixes One by Marcel Breuer

Swiss accessories brand Bally has a long history of commissioning stores from big-name architects, including Le Corbusier, Karl Moser, and Robert Mallet-Stevens. To create the interior of a location on London's New Bond Street, British architect David Chipperfield took...

Celebrity Beefs : Homeowners Want Sarah Jessica Parker to Stop Showing Up

A photo posted by SJP Collection (@sjpcollection) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:02am PDT Ten years after Sex and the City's final episode, the West Village townhouse spotlighted in later seasons is still getting heaps of (unwanted!) attention from SATC...

The Quotable Frank Lloyd Wright: Dear Miami: Frank Lloyd Wright Thinks Your Homes are Garbage

Frank Lloyd Wright visited Miami in 1955. His takeaway from the trip was that "Miamians live in houses pigs would be ashamed to live in." Frank Lloyd Wright was a huge diva. · Frank Lloyd Wright Came to Miami...

Just Because: Hate Fun and/or Tennis? Then You'll Loathe This Apartment

In an apartment in Dijon, France, artist Benedetto Bufalino has transformed the empty interiors into a very impractical (but very arty) indoor tennis court, complete with artificial turf, service lines, and net...

Director's Cut: Let Director Stanley Kubrick Show You Around 1940s Chicago

Photo by Stanley Kubrick via Curbed Chicago When Stanley Kubrick was 21 years old, the future director of film classics like A Clockwork Orange and The Shining was actually concentrating on street photography. While working for Look magazine in the...

House of the Day: Colorfully Done-Up Delaware Estate Dates Back to 1740

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: Smyrna, Delaware Price: $1,175,000 The...

Blockbusters: New York's priciest co-op is an...

New York's priciest co-op is an $80M Upper East Side spread recently purchased by Ukranian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik. Blavatnik is something of a fixture in the opulent NYC real estate scene, having bought up the city's widest mansion ($31.25M), a...

Cabin Fever: Tom Kundig is Being Forced to Move His Mountain Cabin

Photo via Adventure Journal A judge has ruled against lauded Seattle architect Tom Kundig, in favor of the people who want to see his cantilevered mountain cabin removed from their once pristine view. Members of the Methow Valley community of...

Curbed Features: The Rise of Marfa: How a Texas Town Came to Rule Design

El Cosmico. Photo by Nick Simonite. The town of Marfa, Texas, lies 200 miles from the nearest airport and 60 miles from the Mexican border. Marfa sits in a desert landscape, one that looks so much like an idealized...

Extreme Makeovers: A major redesign for a 50-acre...

A major redesign for a 50-acre portion of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., has officially received the go-ahead. The project, a collaboration between Rogers Partners and PWP Landscape Architecture, won the competition to revamp the neglected Constitution Gardens (located...

Dwelling: A 1974 Tribute to Oscar De La Renta's Home Design Genius

Photo by Horst P. Horst/Vogue via Featherstone Vintage Oscar de la Renta, the international fashion designer whose romantic, glamorous clothing has draped the figures of important women from Jackie Kennedy to Lupita Nyong'o, from Michelle Obama to Amal Alamuddin-Clooney, died...

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