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Architectural Craziness: 17th-Century Manor and Modern Addition Get Along Just Fine

Photo via Dezeen Perhaps inspired by the many sexy updates applied to beautiful, crumbling architecture (particularly notable in the form of breakfast nooks), London studio Jonathan Tuckey Design added this glassy kitchen seating area to the so-called Yew Tree House...

Starchitect Wish Lists: Here's What the UK's Top Designers Wish They Had at Home

Photo by Petr Krej?í/Arch Daily British designer Terence Conran has gotten Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, and a handful of his other big-name creator buddies to divulge one idea for a timber-based product they've always wanted in their homes...

Ridiculous Amenity Alert: In scrolling through the listing photos...

In scrolling through the listing photos for this McMansion in Orange County one is struck by the blahness of it all, what with its beige entryway, column-flanked bathtub, and omnipresent granite. Then (clouds part, angels sing, an assured sense of...

Globe Trotting: Tweeness Reigns Supreme in This Norwegian Country Home

Photo via Country Living Thanks in large part to a roof seeded with wildflowers and grasses, it's easy to miss this sweet little cluster of cabins tucked away in a small village just outside Oslo, Norway. The weekend getaway for...

Construction Watch: Starchitect Jean Nouvel's much-anticipated Tower Verre...

Starchitect Jean Nouvel's much-anticipated Tower Verre is finally moving ahead with construction, as the developer just took out—coughchokegasp—an $860M loan, $85.3M of which was used to buy air rights from the neighboring MoMA and the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. At...

Globe Trotting: Super Ornate Facade Turns This House Into a Giant Lantern

Photo by Andreas Balon via Alexander Diem Architect Alexander Diem came up with a unique way of increasing the privacy of a rural retreat without doing away with its expansive windows: surrounding much of it with a timber facade aki...

Paint it Black: For less than a million in...

For less than a million in Seattle, this lovely piece of starchitecture offers a diverse portfolio of design inspirations—including the natural materials of a circa-1900 Craftsman, the projecting eaves of a Swiss chalet, and the moody paintjob of an edgy...

Linkage: A Case for Prefab Architecture; The Best Scandinavian Kitchens

Photo via SF Girl By Bay · Otter Cove Residence by Sagan Piechota. · Why we need a prefab architecture museum. · World's first two-story house at London Design Festival. · Raw materials renovate duplex penthouse. · Contemporary townhouse in...

Monochromes: In 1955, the Fontainebleau Hotel Was Irrepressibly Glamorous

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...

Artist Abodes: Holy Moly, Jackson Pollock's West Village Garret is Delightful

A West Village apartment that abstract painter Jackson Pollock reportedly once rented is on the market for the second time in as many years, and gee wiz, is it cah-yoot. With 14-foot ceilings, a lofted study, and a distinct...

Video Interlude: Luckiest Students Ever Call This French Farmhouse Their Dorm

Photo via Veranda Infinitely nicer than the cinder block and linoleum affair most modern day college kids are forced to bunk in, and even grander than the golden dorms of yesteryear are the living accommodations for Savannah College of Art...

Recommended Reading: Weekend Reads: Lighthouse Reno, the Truth About Developers

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...

Installations: Airbnb Drops Tiny Plywood Houses in the Middle of London

Photo via Dezeen As part of this year's London Design Festival, the hifalutin art and architecture blowout happening this week over in the UK's capital, the ever-creative Airbnb marketing team plopped plywood houses in the middle of the city's Trafalgar...

Celebrity Real Estate: Jake Gyllenhaal is Ready to Ditch His Charming L.A. Home

Dreamy pensive pair of eyebrows Jake Gyllenhaal has put his three-bedroom Hollywood Hills home on the market for $3.5M. The listing, which went up sometime in the last 24 hours, describes a "gated celebrity compound on almost 2 acre...

House of the Day: Robert Farquhar Pad with a Bright Designer Redo Asks $23M

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...

Playing Favorites: Dezeen recently asked a bunch of...

Dezeen recently asked a bunch of contemporary architects—including Kengo Kuma, David Adjaye, and Amanda Levete—to reveal their favorite brutalist buildings. Witness some serious appreciation for all things monolithic and concrete, right this way.

Parenting Handbook: Because one can never start the...

Because one can never start the Prairie School indoctrination too early ("eat your vegetables! Do your homework! Name the progenitors of the Arts and Crafts Movement!") there's a children's book all about Frank Lloyd Wright. Included: 21 activities, a primer...

The Printed Page: Inside a Manhattan Apartment Inspired by a Posh London Bar

Photos by Eric Piasecki/Elle Decor You wouldn't expect Steven Gambrel to use a London cocktail lounge as a source of inspiration, even one as unrelentingly posh as the Connaught. Despite what's been called his "bold color sense and invigorating yet...

Très Brooklyn: Brooklyn Factory Loft Recovers From a Tacky '80s Makeover

Photo via Design Boom Formerly a die casting factory built in the early 1900's, this highly edited, perfectly stylish Brooklyn apartment underwent a major renovation push at the hands of local studio SABO Project. Though the raw space was...

Trumped!: The Soho project of ill-coiffed development...

The Soho project of ill-coiffed development personality Donald Trump is heading to foreclosure, having sold less than a third of its 391 condo/hotel units. Despite this, the Apprentice host is not particularly worried, telling the Journal this is simply "a...

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