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19 design-y decor ideas (from an architect)

An architect shares how she brings home of-the-moment design trends on a budget.

Is a condo or co-op right for you?

Ask yourself these questions before placing offer on a new home.

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Island beach home asking $4.8M was inspired by a shipwreck

While some vacation retreats opt for quaint shutters and southern charm, this contemporary home—built in 2015—is inspired by ship building.

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No more broker’s fees for NYC renters: Here’s what that means

Say goodbye to the hefty fees that make renting a NYC apartment so expensive.

What to expect when selling your house to Zillow, Opendoor

We walk you through the process of selling a house to an iBuyer so you can decide if it’s right for you.

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The beloved digital frames that preserve 40,000 photos on my walls

A pair of early-2000s digital photo frames evolves with my home and keeps all my memories alive.

Is a homeowners' association right for you?

HOAs can provide security and amenities, but they’ll likely dictate things like house color and landscaping. Understanding the intricacies—and fees—involved with living in a planned community is important.

The best home products to buy on Amazon, according to Curbed editors

From a high-design side table to a flowering tea pot, here are 25 tried-and-tested items loved by Curbed staffers.

Cozy A-frame embraces the simple pleasures

There’s nothing complicated about this A-frame-topped house, but that’s really the beauty of it.

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Cane furniture is back—but it never really left

In our tech-filled homes, the decidedly analog material endures.

I bought an alarm system to feel safe while living alone

I am not likely to become the victim of a home invasion crime, but what if letting my guard down just this once invites chaos into the place where I am supposed to feel at home?

Stained glass-filled church turned luxury home asks $2M

The three-bedroom house features soaring 30-foot ceilings and the church’s original stained glass windows in the living room.

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Historic Queen Anne with plenty of charm asks $425K

The first section of the porch-filled home was constructed 164 years ago—before Minnesota was a state.

Bunker-like concrete house built around a courtyard pool

The home centers around an almost labyrinthian outdoor space, complete with a shallow pool, narrow walkway, and angled nooks.

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Discover 10 Prairie School buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright disciples

Unique early-20th century churches, homes, a brewery, and more.

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A modern mountain house clad in black metal and concrete

The visual separation is also a functional decision: The architects wanted to build two houses in one.

5 tips on finding a buyer’s broker

Buying a home can be difficult, stressful, and unpredictable. But there’s relief in sight, and that comes in the form of a good real estate agent.

Perfectly ‘imperfect’ apartment exudes quiet luxury

The space features "imperfect" materials like off-textured plaster on the walls and oxidized bronze.

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The subversive power of uncomfortable furniture

"We all seem to seek comfort, but how much comfort is good?" asks the curator of a new exhibition.

Design competitions won’t solve your city’s problems

Contests to fix everyday urban issues create spectacles instead of solutions.

Palm Springs post-and-beam beauty asks $2.3M

A giant of midcentury design, Donald Wexler was 89 years old when he agreed to design one more house. This is it.

Why some cities are targeting gas stoves to fight climate change

Why building electrification, and removing gas from new and retrofitted homes, has become a movement.

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An indoor-outdoor home complete with a statement roof

The soaring main living area features a glass wall that leads out onto a deck with a narrow pool and plenty of lush plants filling the backyard.

Airy cantilevered house frames nature views

The 1,450-square-foot home house takes advantage of the mountainous views with expansive glass walls, as well as terraces created from the offset volumes.

Churches divine a new role: Housing development

New city programs helping mission-based groups turn unused land into housing take aim at the affordability crisis.

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Meticulously restored historic Victorian asks $2.5M

Located near San Diego, this elaborate Victorian looks like a real life dollhouse set down in a laidback tropical paradise.

Midcentury artist studio turned house asks $865K

The two-bedroom home’s funky shaped windows let in plenty of light.

Vacation (thrifting) all I ever wanted

Curbed’s interim EIC Mercedes Kraus shares her thrift store recommendations in D.C., Chicago, and Maine, plus more tips for shopping secondhand home goods.

Two modern homes cleverly packed into one narrow lot

The split-level layout manages to create both moments of intimacy and openness.

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Has minimalism gone too far?

Misunderstood as an aspirational home design aesthetic, minimalism is due for a reappraisal, according to a new book.

Vintage-style camper is a roving 85-square-foot home

Happier Camper’s brand new 2020 Traveler features an integrated bathroom and kitchenette for more space while traveling.

How Paris became a cycling success story—and built a roadmap for other cities

The City of Light became the City of Bike, and U.S. cities should take notice.

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Will upzoning neighborhoods make homes more affordable?

Cities and states across the country are proposing new upzoning laws to combat the housing crisis. Will they work?

U.S. renters are richer, older, and have larger households

A new Harvard report finds that the market is appealing to well-heeled renters, with middle-income renters feeling the squeeze.

Playhouse flippers

Parents are creating strikingly realistic—and shockingly stylish—toy houses for toddlers.

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Moroccan-inspired desert paradise asks $16.1M

Built in the style of a traditional riad, this sprawling mansion features a central courtyard, a retractable glass ceiling, and fountains galore.

From internet friends to upstairs neighbors

My building lacks the shared spaces that newer, flashier buildings advertise as a hedge against urban isolation, but we’ve formed a community just the same.

A closer look at AOC and the Squad’s housing platform

Set of six laws tackle homelessness, public housing, housing assistance, and speculation.

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Coastal home balances modern and vernacular style

The architects wanted to build the family vacation home in the style of classic Nova Scotian architecture—simple form, gabled roof—but add some modernity with the materials.

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