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Curbed National: Glass House Sculpture Gallery Restoration Preserving a Philip Johnson Masterwork

An archival photo from 1970 shows the interior of Philip Johnson's Sculpture Gallery, the largest building on the Glass House site. Its design was inspired by the Greek Islands. All photos by Horst Hahn and images courtesy the Glass...

DevelopmentWatch: Proposed Sunset/Western Mixed-User Would Rise Across From the Unfinished Target

Just across Sunset from that husk of an unfinished Target, a new mixed-user with lots of ground floor retail space and nearly 300 apartments is set to take out a whole bunch of existing stripmall space (goodbye, giant shoe...

That's Rather Amazing: Huell Howser's Volcano-Top Saucer House in the Mojave Desert is For Sale and It's Mindblowingly Amazing

It's surely not a coincidence that the most amaaazing house in California, maybe the US, maybe the world, perhaps the universe, belonged to beloved and frequently awed broadcaster Huell Howser. The next most appropriate owner would obviously be a...

Wildlife: There is an East Coast/West Coast Squirrel War Raging in LA

Image via Howard F. / Curbed LA flickr pool Of all the East Coast/West Coast battles that have played out over the last century, perhaps one of the least talked about and most adorable is the one happening right...

The Questions Potential Clients Should Be Asking Real Estate Agents

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions your clients will ever make in their lives and choosing the agent that will be a strong advocate and educator about the process is critical. All too often, buyers or sellers choose to work with an agent who is a friend, relative, or […]

Top 10 highest paying freelance gigs

What are the best paying freelance jobs you can work from home with your cats and pajamas? You might be surprised. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

A historical look at how the definition of the word “happy” has changed

Fascinating! The word "happy" has shifted in America over time, but our quest for it has never ended. Let us discuss our past, present, and future happiness. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

Adventures in Architecture: Off-Grid Aussie House Proves Sustainable Design Can Be Sexy

Photos via Contemporist This elongated-cuboid home alights on an undulating lawn (as all fancy houses seem to these days), cantilevered partly on one side over a creek in Queensland, Australia. Designed by local studio Jamison Architects, the is meant...

Price Chopper: Own an Island in the San Francisco Bay, Asking Price: $5M

If you dream of owning your own island within an easy commute, now is your chance. The price for Red Rock Island, a six-acre isle in the waters just south of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has been slashed to...

Curbed NOLA: Step Inside a Gorgeous NOLA Mansion Now on the Market

After being on the market for about six months, the price on this Esplanade Avenue grand dame is down to only $2,600,000 (it was originally listed at $2,800,000). Within these four stories of grandeur are Corinthian columns under ornate...

This Chess Set Under a Huge Light Fixture Is a Triumph of Staging

"Hey, this place is looking pretty great. But what are we going to do with that lower level with the stone floors? It looks kind of creepy." "Yeah, I know—especially that one huge industrial-looking light fixture." "Maybe it's a...

Tiny Living: Think This Tokyo Tiny Home Is Crowded? Add a Restaurant

The Kiyono Eatery by Kunihiko Nakama makes the most of an irregular plot of land in hyper-dense Tokyo. Image via Kunihiko Nakama Architects via Spoon & Tamago. Architect Kunihiko Nakama was accustomed to the spatial challenges inherent to building...

Zillow Group to sell Market Leader for $23M

Zillow Group has sold Market Leader to the Perseus Division of Constellation Software Inc., a global software and services firm, for $23 million in cash. The firms expect the deal to close sometime in the fourth quarter...

'Most expensive' mansion in U.S. just got cheaper: Palazzo di Amore cuts price by $46 million

The gated estate in Beverly Hills that has topped the price chart of publicly listed homes for sale nationwide at $195 million since last year has lowered the bar, and its asking price, to $149 million.

Recaps: Say Farewell to 'Million Dollar Listing SF', At Least for Now

Last night, we bid farewell to Million Dollar Listing San Francisco's debut season in a flurry of shouting matches, deals, and attempted emotional closings. And while the episode provoked the usual amount of eye-rolling at the dramatics of its star...

Video Interlude: Watch 638 Trucks Pour the Concrete For Downtown LA Megaproject Metropolis

Early last year, the Wilshire Grand—which will one day be the tallest tower in the West—set records with a massive concrete pour for its foundation. Not quite a record-setter, the concrete pour over at Metropolis, the Greenland USA megaproject...

Another Video Game Where You Can Look at Great Architecture in Between Murders

Earlier this week we got word of a new video game, Calvino Noir, that features incredible architectural cross sections of real buildings while simultaneously looking like a pretty fun game. Assassin's Creed Syndicate seems to tilt toward the other...

Curbed Chicago: A Handy Guide to the Most Classic Types of Chicago Houses

Chicago is famous for its architecture, but there's more to the city than its sky-high towers. Throughout the city's neighborhoods, a wide variety of residential architecture can be found. Some neighborhoods are transforming at a fast pace with developers...

21 First Drafts: 21 First Drafts, a Look at the First Projects of Famous Architects

Clockwise from top left: Frank Gehry, Shigeru Ban, Zaha Hadid, Le Corbusier, Jeanne Gang, and Oscar Niemeyer. First Drafts is a series exploring the early work of our architectural icons, examining their careers through the lens of their debut...

More homes for first-time buyers may hit the market soon

There could be more homes on the market for first-time buyers soon as millions of homeowners realize they have enough equity to sell. Foreclosures, short sales and rising home values are freeing homeowners from the shackles of upside-down mortgages, according to Zillow’s Negative Equity Report for the second quarter...

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