• Moroccan-Inspired Courtyards; Upgraded Farmhouses

    Photo via Trend Land · Moroccan-Inspired Courtyards · App draws maps of urban movement. · Housing at the old city wall in Berlin. · Fort Greene farmhouse asks $2.975M. · Dreamy modern pad wants $1M. · How the Wanda Supertall...

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  • Energy-saving lightbulbs remain a bright idea

    Seven years ago, President Bush signed a law that raised the standards for lightbulbs so they use less energy. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 received broad support from both parties in Congress. There are even advanced incandescent bulbs that use at least 28 percent less…

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  • Akon’s Modern: From Drab to Ethereal

    Recording artist Akon turned his gray modern in Woodland Hills, CA into a bright white, high-end retreat.

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  • Explore the Eerily Pristine Streets of NYC's 1941 Williamsburg

    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 of yesteryear. Have a find you want to share?...

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  • Seven Fantastic Lines About Rich People's Secret Room Craze

    The Wall Street Journal, experts in all things expensive and unnecessary—ginormous closets! water features! tricked-out basements! teen lounges!—just ran a story all about secret rooms, which are experiencing a resurgence, particularly for wine cellars, kids rooms, and car parks. Here...

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  • This Vacation Villa is a Faceted White Bead in the Forest

    Photo by Koichi Torimura via Design Boom Contemporary Japanese design is known for its aggressive brand of minimalism, whittling hair salons into venues as sterile as operating rooms, scrubbing dentists' offices until they're blank, and making the personal home as...

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  • Don't Even Try to Out-Picket Fence This Japanese Home

    Photo via Dezeen Perfect for the family who's always dreamed of living inside a monster pleated skirt, this wacky little home in Kyoto offers a wedge-shaped structure lined in narrow slivers of window that filter in dramatic slats of light....

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  • White House Lookalike Seeks a Hamptonite-in-Chief

    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...

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  • 5 things to know before buying a washer and dryer

    Washers and dryers have changed since the last time you replaced yours. Here are five things to know before you shop for your next washer and dryer.

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  • 10 easy design touches for your master bathroom

    Master bathrooms don't have to be expensive to remodel. It just takes a few easy design touches to make your bathroom looking new again.

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  • What the pros pick when they redo their kitchens

    Ever wonder what the pros at Consumer Reports choose when they remodel their own kitchens? Michael DiLauro, a senior market analyst specializing in cooking appliances (and a professional chef to boot), recently finished a gut renovation of the kitchen in his Connecticut home. “Like a lot of…

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  • Lower your cooling costs as temperatures rise

    Here are some tips from Consumer Reports and the Department of Energy. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, set the timer on your air conditioner so it switches on right before you get home and isn’t cooling an empty house.

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  • How much money do you actually need to buy a house?

    While a down payment is often the biggest cost that homeowners plan for, there are other fees associated with buying a home that many people often forget about.

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  • 5 Steps to Selling Your Home

    Selling your home? Here are five tips you should know, including knowing comps and your home's market value.

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  • Weekend Projects: 5 Delectable DIY Picnic Tables

    There’s nothing nicer than enjoying the company of friends and family over food and drink in the summertime. But do y...

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  • Come Tour Le Corbusier's Famed Home, Now Open to the Public

    Photo via Architizer Not since Archinect unearthed an old BBC news spot featuring Le Corbusier waxing poetic in his studio has the public gotten such a rare peek at the modernist master's legendary apartment and painting quarters. Starting now and...

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  • Gorgeous $3M Seattle Victorian is Guarded By Satan's Imps

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Notable perks that come with this designated Seattle landmark, in no particular order: breathtakingly restored circa-1892 features, a spiffy green-and-orange color scheme that continues throughout, a cabana-covered hot tub, a pair of...

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  • Georgia Colonial With 45-Acre Horse Farm Wants $1.5M

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Sprawled across 45-acres of equestrian property in Monticello, Ga., and dripping in Southern opulence and downright prettiness, this restored Georgian manse looks like every horse-obsessed middle school girl's dream, though it's slightly...

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  • Robert A.M. Stern's New Rentals; The Zendesk HQ

    Photo via Co.Design · Tour Robert A.M. Stern's new High Line rentals. · 2013 U.S. Venice Biennale installation coming home. · A complete tour of the new OneEleven tower. · Commune with nature in these 6 productive offices. · Here's...

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  • 12 Designer Versions of the Much-Maligned Conversation Pit

    Photo via Sandi Vincent/Flickr The architect or designer that manages to resurrect the conversation pit will have pulled off quite a feat. Shag carpeting and an abundant laminate are easy to bash, but few other interior trends that peaked in...

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