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Nov 17

This Mostly Untouched Frank Lloyd Wright "Mushroom" House Is For Sale

The legendary Frank Lloyd Wright designed some unique properties in his day, but we’ve never seen one quite like this. Needless to say, the starchitect proved he was a fun guy with this mushroom-esque structure, now for sale for $1.5 million.

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Nov 17

This Modern Minimal Home Used to Be a Rusty Cargo Ship

You don’t have to worry about getting your sea legs under you to enjoy living aboard this vintage cargo ship-turned-gorgeous modern home. This lovely abode for the land-bound is the design handiwork of Amsterdam firm ANA architecten, which took on this unique renovation at the request of the ship’s owner.

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29
Oct 17

Eat Like a Bond Villain in This Underwater Restaurant

Are you looking for a dining experience that is as austere and impressive as you are? Well, the folks at Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta are working on just the striking underwater restaurant for you. Located in southern Norway, Under will be Europe’s first underwater restaurant and the renderings are something to behold.

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29
Oct 17

This Building's Plant-Covered Balconies Turn Its Facade Into a Checkerboard

Looking away from the eye-catching checkerboard exterior of the latest design from Vo Trong Nghia Architects is virtually impossible. The Vietnamese firm didn’t construct FPT University’s newest administrative building simply to mesmerize the viewer. In addition to commanding attention and admiration, the structure features artistic placement of greenery to play up its exterior and is also a certified passive design to contribute to the campus’s ongoing sustainability efforts.

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21
Oct 17

These Dog Houses Are Designed by Starchitects

If your dog is a design buff, then here’s a way to cater to their discerning tastes: Blue Cross for Pets teaming up with the Outdoor Arts Foundation and world-renowned photographer Drew Gardner to present a collection of pet furniture from some top architecture firms.

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11
Oct 17

No Shiplap In Sight In This $925K Modern Barn Conversion — House of the Day

Ever since Chip & Joanna coined the term “barndominium” on Fixer Upper last year, it seems like modern farmhouse barn conversions are becoming a dime a dozen. Not so for this contemporary update of an 1870s dairy farm just an hour outside of Boston.

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01
Oct 17

Renovation Ideas to Steal from Updated Ranch House Exteriors

In today’s real estate market, affordable ranch homes are proving their potential. When they aren’t dismissed, torn down, and then replaced by larger McMansion-style homes, they get snapped up by eager buyers happy for the large lots, large windows and friendly layouts. These exterior renovations show you don’t have to compromise your style, and that there are so many ways to customize and modernize an ‘outdated’ home’s appearance.

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25
Sep 17

Own a Ranch-Style House? Good News, They're Ripe with Renovating Potential

When I heard that ranch-style homes were becoming the most popular style for homebuyers across the U.S., I wasn’t exactly surprised. They’re affordable, practical, and especially ideal for those who love friendly floor plans, large windows, and single-story living —not to mention that they often come with a nice-sized backyard to boot. Even better? This style can also be easily adapted to fit the needs and tastes of a modern homeowner —whether it’s an aging Boomer, or a Millennial family just starting out.

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26
Aug 17

A Dozen Possible Inspirations For This Over the Top Indiana Mansion

Are you ready for the real estate equivalent that’s the opposite of Coco Chanel’s famous fashion advice — “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off”? This 29,500 square foot mansion in Indiana is a cautionary tale of mixing styles gone overboard. It seems as though no designer or contractor ever removed or renovated a thing in the home’s 60-plus year history, simply adding and adding and adding… and adding.

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Aug 17

The Tiny Houseboat That Makes Me Want to Escape Manhattan

Sure, tiny houses are great and all, but what’s better than a tiny house? A tiny houseboat. Besides the upper and lower decks, this stylish, modern houseboat has a comfortable but trim indoor footprint of 30 square meters, or 322 square feet — and if you get tired of where you’re docked, you can just pilot your little floating home to another shore.

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