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150-year-old farmhouse renovated into a modern home

150-year-old farmhouse renovated into a modern home

Cynthia Taylor The McPherson Farmhouse was trucked from the farm to its new location A couple of years ago the McPherson Farmhouse was loaded on two trucks, driven across the town of Grapevine, Texas, and plopped down on a grassy plot of...
architecture - 2019-11-16 21:34:49
Meet the newest YouTube stars on the block: landlords

Meet the newest YouTube stars on the block: landlords

While the idea of a ?landlord influencer? might seem strange, it?s a niche that?s existed for decades Depending on your personality, snaking clogged toilets and evicting desperate tenants from crumbling McMansions might not sound like the...
architecture - 2019-11-15 21:36:11
Edward Norton on New York City?s ?secret sin? and the complicated legacy of Robert Moses

Edward Norton on New York City?s ?secret sin? and the complicated legacy of Robert Moses

Glen Wilson Alexandra Lange and the actor/director discuss his new film, ?Motherless Brooklyn,? through the lens of urban planning geekdom Jonathan Lethem?s 1999 novel, Motherless Brooklyn, follows the gumshoe Lionel Essrog as he...
architecture - 2019-11-15 21:36:11


Snuggle up by the fire at Colorado?s best ski hotels

Snuggle up by the fire at Colorado?s best ski hotels

Courtesy of The St. Regis Aspen Resort From Aspen to Breckenridge, alpine inns worth lingering in The days of drafty, run-down lodges are long gone. Ski towns are all grown up now, with accommodations that range from hip Instagrammable...
architecture - 2019-11-15 21:36:11
Charming 1881 home in Savannah asks $1.6M

Charming 1881 home in Savannah asks $1.6M

Wayne Moore/Back River Photography, courtesy of Staci Donegan A 19th-century three-bedrooom comes with a carriage house There?s no shortage of old-school charm in this three-bedroom, four-bath 19th-century house in Savannah, Georgia....
architecture - 2019-11-15 21:36:11
Your Ikea furniture is about to get a whole lot prettier

Your Ikea furniture is about to get a whole lot prettier

Pretty Pegs Pretty Pegs has Bauhaus-inspired add-ons for Ikea cabinets, couches, and more Ikea hacks can be an exercise in DIY creativity?repainting, rebuilding, and Frankenstein-ing all sorts of parts to make the furniture of your...
architecture - 2019-11-14 21:37:33
Public housing tenants still face stiff penalties for pot, even in states where it?s legal

Public housing tenants still face stiff penalties for pot, even in states where it?s legal

Existing law around marijuana use in public housing can result in penalties or evictions for tenants using cannabis, even those using marijuana for medical purposes. | Shutterstock ?If we?ve legalized it but are only letting a select...
architecture - 2019-11-14 21:37:33
Why street vendors make cities feel safer

Why street vendors make cities feel safer

Vendors turn streets into places that people want to be just by being there. Cities should protect them. | Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Vendors not only activate public space?they do so in places chronically ignored...
architecture - 2019-11-14 21:37:33


Dutch farmhouse designed to resemble a small village

Dutch farmhouse designed to resemble a small village

Mecanoo Mecanoo designed Villa Vaught with traditional Dutch farmsteads in mind Villa Vaught dots the Dutch countryside like a miniature village. Designed by Mecanoo, the Dutch architecture studio behind floating glass houses and the NYPL...
architecture - 2019-11-14 21:37:33
Modern Palm Springs prefab can be bought and replicated

Modern Palm Springs prefab can be bought and replicated

Chase Daniel Turkel Design?s Axiom Desert House is part research project, part livable home When Joel and Meelena Turkel started designing their new home in Palm Springs, California, there was only one way they were going to approach it....
architecture - 2019-11-14 21:37:33
Peek inside the lairs of Hollywood?s most notorious villains

Peek inside the lairs of Hollywood?s most notorious villains

Tra Publishing A new book deconstructs the hideouts of our favorite villains Despite its notoriety as a place of death and destruction, we have to admit, the Death Star is an impressive piece of architecture. Round like a ball, its...
architecture - 2019-11-14 21:37:33
Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez propose a Green New Deal for public housing

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez propose a Green New Deal for public housing

Getty Images The bill would provide funding for energy retrofits of public housing and workforce development programs for residents The Green New Deal, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey in February, is a...
architecture - 2019-11-14 21:37:33
Duluth?s ?demographic destiny train?

Duluth?s ?demographic destiny train?

Every year, the U.S. becomes more diverse in race and ethnicity?and so do its suburbs In 1998, when Sarah Park and her family moved to the U.S., they spent a week in Washington, D.C., trying out the city to see whether they wanted to live...
architecture - 2019-11-13 21:37:40


This refinished barn is the ultimate modern farmhouse

This refinished barn is the ultimate modern farmhouse

Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard The architects gave a crumbling barn new life We?ve seen a lot of modern farmhouses over the years, but none captures the essence of the genre quite like this rehabbed barn in Quebec, Canada. Montreal architecture...
architecture - 2019-11-13 21:37:40
Curbed is hiring a senior reports editor

Curbed is hiring a senior reports editor

Illustration by Janna Morton Join our team! We?ve got a team of four passionate reporters busting myths?because no, a recession won?t help millennials buy houses; ok boomer?holding cities accountable (for the glut of cars clogging their...
architecture - 2019-11-13 21:37:40
Minimalist summer retreat houses a  multigenerational family

Minimalist summer retreat houses a multigenerational family

BoysPlayNice A bustling vacation home calmed by simple design The word idyllic means something different to everyone, but it?s hard to argue with a clean, white house on a rolling green stretch of land. The Summer House in the Czech...
architecture - 2019-11-13 21:37:40
Growing up in Levittown

Growing up in Levittown

The quintessential suburb was built on rules, and they still shape the town today Some of the tasks on the list were silly. Dance in a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Scream in a store. Lick a park bench. Some, however, were less silly. Sex on the...
architecture - 2019-11-13 21:37:40
Curving modern ski chalet asks $14M

Curving modern ski chalet asks $14M

Photos by Andy Cunningham With ski-in/ski-out access to three different chairlifts The cold snap hitting the country has us dreaming of snow days and mountain chalets. And the latest swoonworthy home to cross our desk is this six-bedroom,...
architecture - 2019-11-13 21:37:40
The suburbs issue

The suburbs issue

As our world changes, so do the suburbs Cul-de-sacs and cookie-cutter homes, big-box shopping centers with miles of parking lot. Picturesque picket fences and unimaginative bank buildings. Anxious teenagers not speaking to their...
architecture - 2019-11-13 21:37:40
A modern, multi-level treehouse in the middle of a Mexican forest

A modern, multi-level treehouse in the middle of a Mexican forest

WEYES Studio WEYES studio designed ?the house in the forest? as a series of interconnected volumes A set of wide concrete stairs leads up to Casa en el Bosque (translated to ?house in the forest?). True to its name, the modern house is...
architecture - 2019-11-13 21:37:40
The homeownership obsession

The homeownership obsession

How buying homes became a part of the American dream?and also a nightmare The story starts with a gothic mansion, all stone turrets and peaked windows, a fortress-like structure. The camera descends from a dark swirling sky to a full moon...
architecture - 2019-11-13 21:37:40
Do iBuyers really make ?fair? offers on homes"

Do iBuyers really make ?fair? offers on homes"

Alyssa Nassner The perception is that iBuyers make low-ball offers, but a new study suggests otherwise Since the launch of Opendoor in 2014, motivated home sellers have become increasingly likely to consider selling their home to a...
architecture - 2019-11-12 21:38:28
Why boomers, not millennials, are fueling the urban apartment surge

Why boomers, not millennials, are fueling the urban apartment surge

The Wharf waterfront neighborhood in Washington, D.C. While millennials and young adult renters in neighborhoods like this get the bulk of media attention, older renters actually have as much or even more to do with the last decade?s upswing...
architecture - 2019-11-12 21:38:28
A rural fitness center is pure design muscle

A rural fitness center is pure design muscle

Designed by Hufft Projects, the Humboldt Fitness Center is located in rural Kansas. | Courtesy of Hufft Projects Custom fabrication turns this Humboldt, Kansas, gym into a destination When B&W?a manufacturer of trailer hitches?began...
architecture - 2019-11-12 21:38:28
Why hospitals want to invest in affordable housing

Why hospitals want to invest in affordable housing

Kaiser Permanente is one of 14 hospital and health systems that pledged to invest $700 million over five years on place-based investing in their communities. | Shutterstock The Healthcare Anchor Network believes better housing is a great...
architecture - 2019-11-12 21:38:28
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