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  • $2.8M Carolina 'Villa' Boasts Taxidermy and a Chicken Coop

    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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  • Clocking in With Stylist Gregory Bissonnette: Go Behind the Scenes on House Beautiful's May 2014 Cover Shoot

    Welcome back to Clocking In, a video series in which Curbed explores one individual's artistic contributions to the great, wide "wheel" of design; in other words, cool stuff cool people create. Care to nominate someone noteworthy? Do send a...

  • Reverse Mortgage: How it Works (Age 62 Plus)

    Educate yourself! Understand how a reverse mortgage works. Learn more now!

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  • How America's Oldest Baseball Fields Prepare for the Future

    The smell of freshly cut grass, the warm burst of the summer sun, and Cracker Jacks: baseball is here. We like our baseball drenched in nostalgic Americana. We call franchises "storied." We remember lineups and stats from our favorite...

  • Remodeling 101: All You Need to Know About VOCs in Paint

    If you're like me, you might be a bit confused about Volatile Organic Compounds (or VOCs) in paint. Here's our report on what you need to know about VOCs in paint: VOCs are carbon-containing chemicals that are labeled "volatile" because they evaporate easily at room temperature, thereby entering…

  • Live Out Your Retro-Future Dreams in a Prefab Bubble House

    Photo via Gizmodo Dreamed up by architect and urban design theorist Jean Maneval and presented in theoretical model to France's Salon Des Arts Ménagers in 1956, the Maison Bulle à Six Coques (which literally translates to "Six-Shell Bubble House") could...

  • $4.5 Wine Country Estate Offers a 'Personal Form of Heaven'

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Inspired by a client's relatively open-ended request for "an easy-living space that incorporated the color blue," Calif.-based architect Juan Carlos Fernandez built this modern Casa Cielo Azul (or the Blue Sky Home)...

  • Upscale appliances at down-to-earth prices

    If you’re ready to splurge wisely, consider this list of high-end appliances that earned top marks in Consumer Reports’ tests. This 42-inch-wide refrigerator combines very good temperature performance and excellent energy efficiency to keep your food fresh and your energy costs in check. The…

  • Fantastic Plastic: Lamps Made from Recycled Soda Bottles

    One of the most artful we’ve come across is Alvaro Catalán de Ocón’s PET lamp project. In 2011, Catalán de Ocón unveiled the first PET collection, a series of colorful, hatlike pendant lights fabricated by artisans in Colombia. More recently, in collaboration with Si Studio, he’s brought the…

  • Are You Wondering What Your Current Car is Worth?

    Black Book is an online leader in offering timely, independent & accurate used car values. Get trade-in value from Black Book & a new car price quote!

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  • Don't be fooled by housing-finance reform lies

    Hedge funds and other groups are spreading bad information about the reform of Fannie and Freddie, says the Mortgage Bankers Association president.

  • Beach Cottages For Sale; Austria's Stunning Mountain Villas

    Photo via Automatism · A Kansas city energy plant converted into performance hall. · Look inside the Bronx's crumbling 'Castle on the Concourse'. · How much for this Montauk oceanview house? · A seductive abstraction: architecture & photography's tacit pact....

  • Handmade in LA: VVoods Bedroom Furniture

    LA-based furniture company VVOODS is the work of two design-minded Brits, Gareth Walsh and Helen Cooper, who moved to the city and instantly fell for the aged patina and graining of California old-growth wood. Gareth, a designer and professor at UCLA's Design Media Arts department, and Helen, a…

  • Architect Visit: The Look of Things to Come

    At first glance, the unconventional shape of the Just K house in Tübingen, Germany, might lead you to assume that we've stumbled upon an architect’s folly . Designed by architects Björn Martenson, Sonja Nagel, and Jan Theissen of German-based design practice AMUNT, the house was awarded the…

  • Mortgage activity drops, but average loan at record

    Despite warmer weather, relatively stable interest rates and more homes coming on the market for sale, mortgage applications fell last week.

  • 10 Easy Pieces: Compact Cooking Appliances

    Being confined to small cooking quarters doesn't mean being limited to subpar appliances. Yes, we've seen cooks be creative with camping stoves and fireplaces. But if you're living day to day with a tiny kitchen, there's a growing selection of compact cooking appliances that offer big performance…

  • How Would Mom Get Help if She Falls at Home?

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  • Bob Vila Radio: Fire Extinguisher Inspection

    You know you should test your smoke alarm twice a year, but what about your fire extinguisher? If yours is at the bac...

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  • Neglected Scottish Farmstead Gets a Rad Steel-Clad Redo

    Photos by Andrew Meredith/Dwell When Angelique Robb and her husband Gavin first toured the hardscrabble cluster of semi-derelict Scottish farmstead buildings that they would eventually call home, their original idea was to do the renovation themselves. "Now I wonder what...

  • Soak Up the Eccentric History of Britain's Craftiest Home

    Photo via Wikimedia Commons When England's A La Ronde first came into the hands of the National Trust, its caretakers found a cache of 476 keys that it took them four years to match to all the doors, cupboards, secret...

  • Semi-Subterranean Digs: Modern Take on Native Pit Houses

    Modernism meets traditional environmental systems in this elegant dwelling seemingly sliced into the ground around it, drawing on geothermal advantages without forcing its residents entirely underground. Dubbed the Edgeland Residence, this project by Bercy Chen Studio rehabilitates an existing…

  • Shipping Container Co. Turns its Product into Coolest HQ Ever

    Photo via Inhabitat Serving as quite the effective advertisement, this sleek HQ built for shipping container company Royal Wolf just might be the coolest office ever to be made entirely from cargo containers. While other workplaces might feature the odd...

  • Read the manual before buying a major product

    And a Consumer Reports staff member was disappointed after buying a $100 electronic activity tracker only to find out that it transmits data to the iPhone, not to the Android phone he owns. You can avoid these kinds of post-purchase regrets by reading the product manual or instructions before…

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