Curbed: All Posts by Megan Barber Love where you live 2020-06-01T10:00:00-04:00 2020-06-01T10:00:00-04:00 2020-06-01T10:00:00-04:00 Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home on private island now wants $10M <img alt="A house on an island. The house is at the water’s edge. The facade is stone and the roof is mostly flat." src="" /> <small>Courtesy of Margaret Harrington and Douglas Elliman Real Estate</small> <p>Or use it is a summer rental for $40,000 per month</p> <p id="3tZEAq">A <a >heart-shaped private island</a> 50 miles north of New York City is still on the market, now at an over 20 percent discount from its 2018 list price. Called Petra Island (also called Petre Island), the 10-acre property boasts two homes with Frank Lloyd Wright ties, an original ’50s guest house that Wright actually built and a larger residence built decades later based on Wright’s early drawings.</p> <p id="VTE37P">In 1949, the engineer Ahmed Chahroudi purchased the island and commissioned Wright to design a residence. Wright originally designed a sprawling 5,000-square-foot structure for the site, but when the owner realized he couldn’t <a >afford the project</a>, Wright was forced to build a smaller 1,200-square-foot cottage instead.</p> <p id="Ugaz1y">Many years later, Petra’s new owner, John Massaro, decided to bring Wright’s original plans to life based on a handful of drawings, floorplans, and other documents that came with the property. He enlisted an architect and Wright scholar to complete the massive home around 2007, but the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has refused to recognize it as an authentic Wright design on the basis of aesthetic and construction choices in the completed house. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="The interior of a house with a cantilever section that has wooden walls and windows overlooking a body of water." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The view from inside the home’s cantilevered section, which juts out 28 feet over the lake.</figcaption> </figure> <p id="p0IGn4">The home has been <a href="">off-and-on the market</a> for years, and in 2018 it was asking $12,900,000. Despite the house’s disputed origins, its Wright influence is clear. Broad, horizontal planes mark the design, and the house features geometric woodwork, built-in furniture, and a careful integration with its natural site. </p> <p id="hD9S2Q">The cantilevered building sits on Lake Mahopac, and is believed to be the largest home Wright ever designed—almost doubling the 15-foot cantilevers of Fallingwater. Other perks include a helipad, dock, and beach, and the home is accessible by helicopter or a five-minute boat ride from the mainland. </p> <p id="xI5oRf"><a >1 Petre Island, now on the market for $9,950,000</a>, is also available as a short-term summer rental for <a >$40,000 per month</a>. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A living area with a ceiling that has partitioned skylights and a red glossy floor. One of the walls has a section that is decorated with rock. There is a table that has a blue vase with white flowers." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>A dramatic entry hall features 26 triangle-shaped skylights, mahogany wood, and exposed rock.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A kitchen with exposed rock ledges, wooden cabinetry, and geometric skylights." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The airy kitchen uses exposed rock as handy ledges.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A dining area with a fireplace, table, chairs, and a wooden ceiling. There are tall windows overlooking a body of water." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>An additional fireplace in the dining room makes the property feel cozy no matter the weather.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A bedroom area with a bed, table, chair, fireplace, stone wall, and wooden ceiling. There are floor to ceiling windows overlooking a body of water." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The master bedroom features lake views, built-in woodwork, and a fireplace.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An island with a helipad. There are many trees on the island." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The property boasts a helipad for a 15-minute helicopter journey to New York City.</figcaption> </figure> <aside id="OZ9DBN"><div data-anthem-component="newsletter" data-anthem-component-data='{"slug":"curbed_national"}'></div></aside> Megan Barber 2020-05-29T10:30:00-04:00 2020-05-29T10:30:00-04:00 Eleanor Roosevelt’s childhood summer home in Germantown (now with a Viking stove) asks $960K <img alt="A two-story brick building sits behind an iron gate in a forested and green grass area. " src="" /> <small>Photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence</small> <p>The Victorian brick building was once the guard house for a much larger Second Empire mansion</p> <p id="Cnrjvb">Before Eleanor Roosevelt made history as the longest-serving First Lady of United States, residing at the White House from 1933 through 1945, she spent summers at a sprawling 1872 estate in Germantown, New York. </p> <div class="c-float-right"><div id="g5sfRh"><div data-anthem-component="aside:2265443"></div></div></div> <p id="fQ31fk">Part of that estate is now <a >for sale</a>. The property was the home of Roosevelt’s maternal grandparents, Valentine G. Hall, Jr., and Mary Livingston Ludlow Hall, whom she lived with after the death of both of her parents by age nine. They spent summers at the home, called Oak Terrace, which had a modestly sized gate house that guarded a much larger Second Empire-style mansion. </p> <p id="ga4OpM">The parcels have since been separated and much of the land sold off, but <a >this listing is offering the smaller three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath gate house</a> on 2.7 acres. While the 10-bedroom mansion is a masterpiece of balustrades and cornices, the two-story house built in 1872 features peaked gables and dormers with iron cresting on the roofline. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A kitchen has a large rustic looking island, shiny stainless steel appliances, and stained glass windows." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>A bright, renovated kitchen features a large fridge, high-end stove, and stained glass windows.</figcaption> </figure> <p id="kRr1oj">Additions at the rear of the house expanded the home’s footprint, while inside some original details remain, like moldings, wood floors, and an original stairway. Meanwhile, a new, much larger kitchen—with skylights—features high-end appliances, a bake oven, stained glass windows, and an elaborately carved wood island. </p> <p id="xOGToM">The bedrooms upstairs are tucked into the dormers, and the master bathroom pays homage to the home’s 19th-century origins with a high tank toilet, clawfoot tub, and marble sink. The electric, plumbing, and HVAC systems come newly updated, and there’s also a fenced pool on the property. Interested? <a >794 Woods Road is on the market now for $960,000</a>. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A four-person wood dining room table has a gothic looking chandelier above it. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>Just off of the kitchen a compact dining room is bathed in light thanks to plenty of windows and a stained glass door. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A fireplace has a brick interior and is lined with hand carved wood detail." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>A fireplace in the living room has hand-carved wood details and a brick frame.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A large wooden bed sits in an upstairs bedroom with a white comforter and windows. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The three bedrooms are located upstairs and feature wood floors. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A master bathroom with yellow clawfoot tub, wood floors, and a skylight. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The master bathroom has period appropriate elements, including a clawfoot tub and marble sink.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A patio in front of a brick building has four chairs and a wood table under a tree. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The 2.7 acre property also boasts a patio, porch, and outdoor pool. </figcaption> </figure> <aside id="647K58"><div data-anthem-component="newsletter" data-anthem-component-data='{"slug":"curbed_national"}'></div></aside> Megan Barber 2020-05-28T11:00:00-04:00 2020-05-28T11:00:00-04:00 ‘Fixer Upper’ cottage has all the farmhouse touches you’d expect for $360K <img alt="An exterior view of a small cottage, called the Baker House, in Waco, Texas, featured on Fixer Upper. There is a front porch, long sidewalk, and green grass. " src="" /> <small>Photos by Carol Embry, <a class="ql-link" target="_blank">Picture it Sold Waco</a></small> <p>The Baker House mixes neutrals with warm wood and black accents</p> <p id="rMdVZ7">Perhaps more than any other TV show, HGTV’s <em>Fixer Upper</em> generated its own category of interior design. From 2013 to 2018—and in the reruns that followed—Chip and Joanna Gaines flipped outdated homes in Waco, Texas, into photogenic iterations that all boast the same “<a href="">modern farmhouse</a>” look. </p> <div class="c-float-right"><div id="SDHDgX"><div data-anthem-component="aside:2265443"></div></div></div> <p id="FbX1De">Now, a <a >two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath cottage</a> remodeled in season five is back on the market. The 1,432-square-foot home was designed for Patti Baker, a client looking for a cozy, family-oriented home in a quiet Waco neighborhood. Baker didn’t stay in the home for long, however, as she soon <a >got married and moved in</a> with her new husband. The property was briefly listed for sale in 2018—just a week after it was featured on the show—and has hit the market again this month. </p> <p id="6NVEsF">The 1950s bungalow had good bones, but it was dark and in need of updates, so the Gaineses started by reworking the home’s layout. Relocating the kitchen to the opposite wall provided more space for an open-concept living and dining room, and the living room got neutral walls and clean white bifold shutters on the windows. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A living room with a thatch rug, gray couch, coffee table, and white shutters on the windows. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The living room features refreshed wood floors, windows with white bifold shutters, and a neutral color palette. </figcaption> </figure> <p id="vuZbmS">Natural wood touches are contrasted with black accents, most notably in the dining room, where Joanna added a black wood-paneled wall with a top shelf for plants. The kitchen features concrete countertops, an antique cart as an island, open shelving on one wall, a blue patterned backsplash, and of course, a white farmhouse sink. </p> <p id="EsAj1v">In the master bedroom, the Gaines couple added an accent wall with floral wallpaper, dark-stained wood floors, and mirrored glass in the closet double doors to make the space feel larger. An enlarged master bath features a custom vanity, gray subway tile, and neutral tones that match the bedroom’s roman shades. The home’s original washer and dryer were in the garage, but the remodel brought them into a mud room with white cabinets plus plenty more open shelving. </p> <p id="Iqde3H">Want your own piece of <em>Fixer Upper</em> style? <a >3829 Herwol Avenue is on the market for $359,500</a>. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A dining room has a wood table with four black chairs and a black accent wall. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>An accent wall in the dining room is bold in black, but it stops short of the ceiling to leave a small shelf area. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A kitchen with a cart as island, wood floors, gray cabinets, and light blue tile." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The kitchen features warm wood floors, concrete countertops, and a light blue patterned tile as backsplash.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A mud room has open shelving on one side, white cabinets, and a basket." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The mudroom, which contains the newly relocated washer and dryer, features tile that’s meant to look like whitewashed wood.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A bedroom has a wire framed bed, white comforters, wood floors, and large windows with roman shades." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>In the master bedroom, floral wallpaper makes an accent wall, while the black trimmed closet doors and neutral roman shades follow the home’s color scheme.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A bathroom has a wooden vanity, one mirror, and gray shower." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The compact master bath comprises a custom wood and marble vanity and a new shower area with glass doors and gray subway tile.</figcaption> </figure> <aside id="yk4pCn"><div data-anthem-component="newsletter" data-anthem-component-data='{"slug":"curbed_national"}'></div></aside><p id="3LumQD"></p> Megan Barber 2020-05-27T11:00:00-04:00 2020-05-27T11:00:00-04:00 A very ’70s home (dubbed The Funky House) asks $1.2M <img alt="A brown cedar shake house with green and blue trim sits in a forested lot. There are red flowers in the foreground of the photo. " src="" /> <small>Photos by Luca Sforza of <a class="ql-link" target="_blank">Lensit Studio</a></small> <p>Featuring tons of salvaged elements </p> <p id="zmZfHK">Located about 20 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle, Kirkland is known for its waterfront parks and beaches on the shores of Lake Washington. Like many of the Emerald City’s suburbs, Kirkland can feel like a world apart from urban living; an abundance of hiking routes, biking trails, and large trees help you feel like you’re living deep in a forest.</p> <div class="c-float-right"><div id="bCJs1Z"><div data-anthem-component="aside:2265443"></div></div></div> <p id="lXdCzg">That’s certainly the feeling you get at <a >this three-bedroom, one-and-three-quarters-bath Kirkland home</a>. The house sits on a cul-de-sac by Hidden Hills Pond, a small, man-made lake in the north end of the Highlands neighborhood. It’s a captivating structure at first glance, with a cedar shake siding and brightly painted trim work in greens and blues. The unusual design was the handiwork of George Reynoldson, a passive solar architect who penned the book, <em>Let’s Reach for the Sun: 30 Original Solar and Earth Sheltered Home Designs</em>.</p> <p id="rKU6IB">Reynoldson’s company, Space Time Homes, specialized in unique homes that used solar principles and salvaged materials, and he christened this 2,490-square-foot home—constructed in 1974—“The Original Funky House.” That name changed when Nancy Wilson, founding member of the Seattle band Heart, purchased the home and neighbors began referring to it as “The Heart House.” Custom stained glass windows add color to the facade while a cable spool sculpture with a painted heart above the front door pays homage to the former owner. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An exterior rear view of a cedar shingle house with a blue spiral staircase and lush gardens around it. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>A rear view of the home showcases a second-story patio, the bright blue spiral staircase, and a large deck that overlooks the lush yard. </figcaption> </figure> <p id="BRHu7x">Inside, you’ll find reclaimed office doors and large exposed beams, posts, and wood flooring salvaged from nearby warehouses. The kitchen features a repurposed stovepipe as track lighting and salvaged iron grating creates a screen between the living room and dining room. Painted blue and green stairs twist to the bedrooms on the second floor, where more colorful glass and large windows let in plenty of light. </p> <p id="mBOwHb">Outside on the 0.3-acre lot, multiple decks take advantage of water views, and a carefully cultivated, lush garden includes Japanese maple trees and a long list of shrubs, grasses, and perennials. Interested? <a >11410 NE 103rd Street is on the market now for $1,200,000</a>. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A living room has cream couches, a large wooden hutch, and a black and white fireplace." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The living room features exposed wood beams that were salvaged from warehouses and a simple fireplace anchoring the space.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An iron grating sits between two large beams of wood as a screen between the dining room and the living room. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>George Reynoldson designed his homes using almost all reclaimed materials, and this salvaged iron grating creates a screen between the living room and dining room. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A kitchen has red and green cabinets, white countertops, exposed steel trusses, and a small white table." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The kitchen cabinets are a mix of red, green, and natural wood, while a repurposed stovepipe serves as track lighting.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A hallway and spiral staircase has bright green stairs, exposed beams, and wood floors," data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The compact, spiraling staircase with pops of green and blue leads upstairs.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A white bed sits on wood floors in a bedroom with two stained glass windows featuring a woman. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>An upstairs bedroom is bathed in light thanks to windows and two stained glass windows. </figcaption> </figure> <aside id="vQmSOh"><div data-anthem-component="newsletter" data-anthem-component-data='{"slug":"curbed_national"}'></div></aside> Megan Barber 2020-05-26T13:07:14-04:00 2020-05-26T13:07:14-04:00 Fire station turned four-story home has a functional fire pole for $3.5M <img alt="An exterior view of a red brick building with large red door that was formally a fire house and is now a home. " src="" /> <small>Photos by Clint Clemens</small> <p>Complete with eco-friendly touches</p> <p id="7imhnU">Conversion homes are some of the most interesting real estate to ogle, whether it’s a <a href="">former barn turned farmhouse</a> or a <a href="">historic church transformed into lofts</a>. The latest converted house to catch our eye is <a >this four-bedroom, three-bath home</a> in Newport, Rhode Island. </p> <div class="c-float-right"><div id="RVBpub"><div data-anthem-component="aside:2265443"></div></div></div> <p id="SbiCOK">The imposing brick building started life in 1887 as a fire station in the Historic Hill neighborhood. Redwood Hose Station 8 was an active fire station until 1912, after which the house functioned as an upholstery shop and then a triplex apartment. According to <a ><em>Rhode Island Monthly</em></a>, in 2006 new owners realized that the building’s mortar was crumbling. A subsequent three-year renovation involved tearing the house down brick by brick and putting the home back together from the ground up. </p> <p id="I7jGH7">Boston-based architect David Hacin worked on the design, converting the sprawling structure into a livable three-floor residence with a two-bedroom guest suite. Hacin incorporated subtle nods to the home’s fire house history, but also focused on adding green technologies to make the residence more eco-friendly; the house features a geothermal heating system with an 850-foot well, nine-foot windows for passive solar energy, and radiant floors made from sustainable wood. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A living room with piano, leather couch, and a small white desk. There’s a pool table in the background. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The home’s first floor features a cozy living room and a pool room with trademark fire engine red doors. </figcaption> </figure> <p id="4Nn7Ux">The lower level of the home serves as a pseudo “Club House,” with a family room, large fire-engine red doors, and pool table. A two-story sliding pole links the first floor to the second floor above, where you’ll find a kitchen with Carrera marble countertops and a built-in breakfast nook. </p> <p id="eHwdcC">The sleek master suite takes up the third floor, and the large bathroom comes with double vanities and a freestanding tub. But the best part of the home is a rooftop deck—located just off of the master bedroom—that offers views of the Channing Memorial Church and Newport Harbor. Love what you see? After a brief stint on the market in 2019 asking $4,700,000, <a >118 Prospect Hill Street is now priced at $3,495,000</a>. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A living room has a white fluffy rug, gray couch, sheer window dressings, and a brass fireman’s pole in the corner. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The second-floor features a brass fireman’s pole that drops down to the lower level. </figcaption> </figure> <div><div class="c-image-grid"> <div class="c-image-grid__item"> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A view from a staircase looking up to a home’s skylight. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>A central skylight provides plenty of light down through the home’s staircase foyer. </figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="c-image-grid__item"> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A fireman’s pole goes down into a lower floor with a gray rug and pool table. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The view from the fire pole as it descends to the game room down below. </figcaption> </figure> </div> </div></div> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A steel staircase descends into a wooden kitchen area. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The staircase lowers to the second floor, where you’ll find a kitchen and lounging area. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A bedroom has retractable doors that open to a rooftop patio with a spiral staircase and trees. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The master suite takes up the entire third floor of the house, and includes a rooftop deck with retractable doors and a spiral staircase. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A rooftop view shows the skyline of Newport, Rhode Island, with church steeples, trees, homes, a pool, and a harbor with boats in the distance. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>From the top of the home, you can see the steeple of the Channing Memorial Church and boats in Newport Harbor. </figcaption> </figure> <aside id="hJsSFg"><div data-anthem-component="newsletter" data-anthem-component-data='{"slug":"curbed_national"}'></div></aside> Megan Barber 2020-05-22T12:45:00-04:00 2020-05-22T12:45:00-04:00 How to pick the best outdoor furniture at any budget <img alt="A black wire outdoor furniture couch with white pillows sits in front of a fire pit and a pool." src="" /> <small>The <a class="ql-link" target="_blank">Breton Black Metal Sofa from CB2 ($799)</a> is a sleek option for patio furniture. | Courtesy of CB2</small> <p>Savor the outdoors in style </p> <p id="ILgi8z">Outdoor spaces in our <a href="">stay-at-home world</a> are more important than ever before. Whether you have a <a href="">small balcony</a> or a sprawling backyard, a bit of fresh air is key to fighting quarantine fatigue. </p> <p id="mZ5WVI">For many of us, sprucing up our outdoor areas is at the top of the <a href="">home projects to-do list</a>, but picking out quality furniture can be daunting. In the past, we offered <a href="">five tips for finding top-flight outdoor furniture</a>. Now, we’re breaking down the best outdoor furniture by material—wood, metal, plastic, fabric, and wicker.</p> <p id="x4BJIs">While it’s true that some outdoor furniture can be astronomically expensive—running into thousands of dollars—don’t despair! There are plenty of options for budget-conscious patio dwellers, too. Need even more picks? Don’t miss our favorite <a href="">affordable outdoor sofas</a> and <a href="">budget-minded dining sets</a>. </p> <p id="4kQ1DV"><a href="">Review our advice</a> and get shopping—the outdoors are calling.</p> <h4 id="WNW9WI">Wood outdoor furniture </h4> <p id="Su4QF2">Wooden patio furniture is sturdy, long-lasting (if well cared for), and often feels the most like having <em>real</em> furniture outside. It can also be expensive. Look for dense-grained tropical hardwoods—like teak—that are able to resist warping and swelling, or opt for cheaper wood and throw on a cover for protection. </p> <p id="JEh6V3">Other popular woods used in outdoor furniture are cedar, pine, and eucalyptus. Be aware that wood furniture often requires staining and oil to maintain its original appearance. </p> <div id="40cRpS"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9226646"></div></div> <div id="9upG5x"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:2283901"></div></div> <div id="RluII4"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9226953"></div></div> <aside id="3QYcKB"><div data-anthem-component="readmore" data-anthem-component-data='{"stories":[{"title":"The best outdoor sofas to buy now","url":""},{"title":"The city dweller’s guide to gardening","url":""},{"title":"12 affordable patio dining sets to buy now","url":""}]}'></div></aside><h4 id="NVTrCI">Metal patio furniture </h4> <p id="466LCO">Thanks to the steep price tags of wooden outdoor furniture, metal is becoming an increasingly popular choice. Aluminum furniture is lightweight, durable, and doesn’t require much maintenance. </p> <p id="u58xOC">Steel is a heavier option, but both usually need to be coated with a protective finish known as powder coating. The good thing about metal outdoor furniture is there are a lot of options at all price points.</p> <div id="1DATJh"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9226943"></div></div> <div id="lYlXR8"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9226926"></div></div> <div id="gPcpxP"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:2283929"></div></div> <h4 id="jNWaNe">Plastic</h4> <p id="Ixn9kj">Plastic furniture may have a reputation for being flimsy, but new technology proves that it can be a great material for outdoor furniture. Using high-density polyethylene—some of which is recycled from milk cartons or bottles—plastic furniture can be highly durable, doesn’t require painting or sealing, and can be designed to look like almost anything. </p> <p id="yXkVMV">Of course, there are still some poor quality plastic products out there, but even low-end furniture can be treated with UV-stabilizing pigments to reduce fading. The best part? Plastic is easy to wipe down and won’t peel like other products.</p> <div id="sUayNs"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9226877"></div></div> <div id="5XGQpL"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:2283983"></div></div> <div id="ieEnlY"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:2283994"></div></div> <h4 id="mccbkE">Fabric </h4> <p id="lirs3J">If your dream afternoon involves a couch and some sun, look no further than an outdoor sofa. Usually a blend of wood or powder-coated steel with fabric cushions, outdoor couches offer a level of relaxation that just can’t be matched in a dining room chair. Speciality treated fabrics mean that these gems can hang outside, no matter the weather. </p> <div id="lJ2a6m"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9256197"></div></div> <div id="w3ff2O"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:6233456"></div></div> <div id="wvbABf"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9227014"></div></div> <h4 id="XswvjH">Wicker and rattan </h4> <p id="EEAv92">Before you think wicker furniture only belongs at grandma’s house, take a look at this generation’s wicker: It’s sleek, lightweight, and comfortable. Wicker can also be used indoor or outdoors, so it works well on sunrooms and porches. </p> <div id="OpUgwu"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9226899"></div></div> <div id="JeoH8D"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9227029"></div></div> <div id="BhQKfJ"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9226997"></div></div> <h4 id="3w1mkL">Rugs</h4> <p id="VhC0zG">Maybe it’s the pop of color, or maybe it just feels better to have something underfoot, but rugs can tie an outdoor space together. They are made from materials ranging from nylon to polyester to polypropylene, but make sure you find one that is mold and mildew-resistant. Better yet, look for rugs that are treated to resist the harsh exposure to UV rays. </p> <div id="KwEffs"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:9256209"></div></div> <div id="PnOJpI"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:2284041"></div></div> <div id="RRoozJ"><div data-anthem-component="shoppable:2284045"></div></div> <aside id="SXHTiO"><div data-anthem-component="newsletter" data-anthem-component-data='{"slug":"curbed_handbook"}'></div></aside><p id="ZS9KSY"></p> Megan Barber 2020-05-22T12:15:00-04:00 2020-05-22T12:15:00-04:00 For $7.9M, pretty much your own private waterpark in Key Largo <img alt="An aerial view of a resort-type pool, with palm trees and a blue and white lighthouse surrounding the water. " src="" /> <small>Photos by Andre Van Rensburg for Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty</small> <p>It’s got waterslides and fountains, cabanas and lounge chairs </p> <p id="GCxnfi">Memorial Day weekend is usually the kickoff to pool season in the U.S., but amid the novel coronavirus pandemic it’s unclear whether many city pools will open this summer. Let’s cope with this disheartening reality by ogling a home with one of the most impressive pool setups we’ve ever seen.</p> <div class="c-float-right"><div id="4Gv7TL"><div data-anthem-component="aside:2265443"></div></div></div> <p id="ihBwoa">Located in Key Largo, Florida, just south of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, <a >this six-bedroom, seven-bath property</a> just hit the market with 1.62 acres of resort-style amenities, including a striking white and blue lighthouse that towers over the pool area. </p> <p id="orCsC0">It’s true that the main home’s decor feels slightly out of place with a ranch-inspired theme, sliding barn doors, and chandeliers, while the guest cottages are done up in kitschy ocean accents. But let’s face it, you buy this property for the outdoor space. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A resort-style pool area with rocks, palm trees, and a suspension bridge that leads to a lighthouse. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The pool area features waterfalls, elaborate rock facades, and a suspension bridge that leads to a slide. </figcaption> </figure> <p id="62Aenq">Tiki huts provide shade from the Florida sun, multiple outdoor kitchens (and an outdoor pizza oven!) give you a place to prep food, and several outdoor TVs and an outdoor speaker system keep you entertained. Recreation on the property includes a volleyball court, tennis court, and shuffleboard area, plus hammocks for lounging. </p> <p id="Ki3OLq">Still, we can’t take our eyes off that pool. The zero-entry pool looks more like a waterpark than a backyard fixture, with rock waterfalls, a suspension bridge that leads to a waterslide, and cabanas for changing and showering. All of this sits on 700 feet of ocean frontage, and the listing includes two boats, a boat slip, and boat lifts. Love what you see? <a >101 Oleander Circle is on the market now for $7.9M</a>. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An aerial view looking out at a boat slip with palm trees and a pool." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The listing comes with 700 feet of oceanfront, two boats, and a boat lift to help with access.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A bright blue picnic table sits under a tiki hut next to a pool." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>Next to the zero-entry pool you’ll find tiki huts with dining tables and games.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A dining room table with bright blue chairs, a chandelier, and views out to the pool." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The main house features more rustic interior elements like sliding wood doors.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A living room with animal rug, leather couch, and a TV. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The living room area of the main house still has a bright blue fan, but continues the ranch-inspired decor. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A yellow day bed with fish linens sits in a white and blue guest cottage with kitchenette. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The guest cottages are compact and set up to sleep visitors in beach-themed rooms; some have small kitchenettes.</figcaption> </figure> <aside id="VRO4iy"><div data-anthem-component="newsletter" data-anthem-component-data='{"slug":"curbed_national"}'></div></aside><p id="KOzPbY"></p> Megan Barber 2020-05-21T10:09:20-04:00 2020-05-21T10:09:20-04:00 Big Sur oceanfront home with skybridge now asks $6.2M? <img alt="A bridge with glass walls sits high above the ocean. There are panoramic views and trees next to a house." src="" /> <small>Photos by Kodiak Greenwood</small> <p>It’s like walking on the edge of the world </p> <p id="wHJWWs">Big Sur, California, has no shortage of epic ocean views, and one of our favorite pastimes is ogling the <a href="">picturesque</a> <a href="">real estate</a> perched on the region’s iconic cliffs. One of the most impressive homes currently on the market is <a >a three-bedroom, three-bath stunner</a>—called Terra Mar—that recently underwent a $400,000 price drop. </p> <div class="c-float-right"><div id="L41d4z"><div data-anthem-component="aside:2265443"></div></div></div> <p id="junFGE">The 2,679-square-foot house was built in 1998 by Mickey Muennig, the famed NorCal architect behind Big Sur staples like the Post Ranch Inn, a luxury eco hotel. Muennig has lived on this section of rugged coastline since the early 1970s, helping to craft California’s take on the organic architecture movement by building everything from underground houses to residences inspired by airplanes.</p> <p id="gJGZVn">In this Muennig design, guests are welcomed to the property through a private garden area with an outdoor fire pit before entering the free-flowing house. Like in much of Muennig’s work, there are no right angles in the home—you’ll instead find swooping lines, curved walls, and exposed wood. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A curving home on a cliff at sunset. There are decks and paths on the home, and the ocean spreads out on the left." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The home sits perched on a cliff for jaw-dropping sunsets.</figcaption> </figure> <p id="aInv2V">The living room features floor-to-ceiling windows and a patio with panoramic ocean views. A central fireplace adds coziness and Muennig’s signature slated wood ceilings curve to mimic an ocean wave. After walking up a small staircase, a door opens off of the kitchen to the home’s most impressive feature: a sky bridge that leads you to a guest house. The sky walk features glass walls that disappear into the ocean, giving the impression that you’re walking on the edge of the world. </p> <p id="XmgXwQ">The modestly sized one-bedroom guest house features its own bath and a private patio to take advantage of the views. Other perks on the 1.5-acre property include an attached garage and a rooftop deck. The interior photos are limited, so we’ve added a video tour, below. </p> <p id="ADwkoQ">Interested? <a >48720 Highway 1 is on the market now for $6,650,000</a>. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An interior of an oceanfront home with a curving slated roof, a kitchen island, and glass windows facing the ocean." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The view from the well-appointed kitchen with access out to the patio and sky walk.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A deck leads to a bridge with glass walls. The ocean sits on the right high above the home." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The sky bridge connects the guest house with the main home.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An outdoor patio with a stone fire pit, flowers and landscaping throughout, and seating area." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The non-ocean side of the property features a quaint patio with outdoor fire pit and bougainvillea.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An aerial view of a house perched on a cliff." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>An aerial view of the property shows the main house on the right, the sky bridge in the middle, and the guest house—with rooftop deck—on the left.</figcaption> </figure> <div id="utC0NE"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%;"><iframe src="" style="border: 0; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="encrypted-media; accelerometer; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></iframe></div></div> Megan Barber 2020-05-20T12:00:00-04:00 2020-05-20T12:00:00-04:00 Hamptons home where Jackie Kennedy summered as a child asks $7.5M <img alt="An exterior view of a shingled house called Wildmoor where Jackie Kennedy summered. The home has white trim and dormer windows. There is grass in front of the house. " src="" /> <small>Photos by Rise Media, courtesy of Paula Butler of Sotheby’s International Realty</small> <p>Wildmoor is a shingled East Hamptons estate a few blocks from the ocean </p> <p id="V7kITu">Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has spent many a summer in the Hamptons, and one of the homes she visited as a child <a >just hit the market</a>. Called Wildmoor, the 4,291-square-foot residence belonged to Onassis’s grandfather, John Vernou Bouvier Jr., in the 1900s; in 1925, Bouvier also purchased a larger Hamptons estate known as Lasata.</p> <div class="c-float-right"><div id="8ALBXI"><div data-anthem-component="aside:2265443"></div></div></div> <p id="PoxI9w">According to the <a ><em>Wall Street Journal</em></a>, Onassis and her family spent summers at the modestly sized Wildmoor house—not far from her grandfather and Lasata—in the 1930s and lived the rest of the time on Park Avenue in Manhattan. The home is located just a few blocks from the ocean, and sports a gabled roof, dormer windows, wraparound porch, and a large second-floor terrace. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An enclosed dining area with a wood table and white trimmed windows and skylights." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>Eating in the solarium-inspired dining room feels like dining al fresco thanks to abundant skylights.</figcaption> </figure> <p id="Sh0G48">Many original details remain in the 1865 house, like wood paneling, an antique claw foot tub, and a fireplace with colorful patterned tile. There are six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, and one of the most impressive features is a solarium-inspired dining room that opens up to the backyard. </p> <p id="XINDqt">In 1960, the abstract expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb purchased the property and transformed a former carriage house into an art studio. That structure is still present today, with plentiful light from large windows and skylights, and rustic wood floors. Other perks on the one-acre lot include landscaped gardens and a pergola-covered terrace. Intrigued? <a >Wildmoor is on the market now for $7,500,000</a>. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A living room has built in bookshelves, a green couch, rug, coffee table, and a fireplace." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>In the living room, built-in bookshelves and a fireplace with blue tiles showcase the home’s original features.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A dining room with a large wooden table and chairs, a hutch, and white ceiling. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The second dining area features a built-in hutch, wood floors, and original wood paneling. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A white marble breakfast book has views out to the garden and pergola. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>An eat-in breakfast nook offers views to the gardens and pergola. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A small white bed in a bedroom with wood floors and a white wicker chair." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>One of the home’s six bedrooms is modest in size, but comes with idyllic views.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An exterior view of a shingled barn style art studio, but white trim ad large windows and skylights. " data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb bought Wildmoor in 1960 and used this barn outbuilding as his art studio. </figcaption> </figure> <aside id="3uuiKu"><div data-anthem-component="newsletter" data-anthem-component-data='{"slug":"curbed_national"}'></div></aside> Megan Barber 2020-05-19T12:00:00-04:00 2020-05-19T12:00:00-04:00 All-white Sarasota home with lap pool asks $4M <img alt="An exterior view of a fire pit and lounge area with a white house and pool in the background. " src="" /> <small>Photos by Gianfranco Spagnolo and Ryan Gamma</small> <p>The Guy Peterson-designed house blends polished concrete with wood accents</p> <p id="w0njwh">Miami may be the capital of glitzy, <a href="">over-the-top beach homes</a>, but there’s another Florida locale stocked with eye-catching architecture: Sarasota. Located on the state’s southwestern coast, Sarasota is known for the Sarasota School of Architecture, a regional style of modern design that flourished in the post-war era. </p> <div class="c-float-right"><div id="dKzRIn"><div data-anthem-component="aside:2265443"></div></div></div> <p id="Yu4f5G">While the Sarasota School populated the area with midcentury architecture designed by renowned modernists like <a href="">Paul Rudolph</a> and <a href="">Victor Lundy</a>, there are also plenty of newly built homes that work hard to fit into the prestigious landscape. Take this <a >four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home</a> in the Cherokee Park neighborhood. </p> <p id="t2dHZE">Built in 2018, the home was designed by Guy Peterson, a prolific Sarasota architect known in Florida for designing sleek residences with enviable indoor-outdoor living, and his most famous home—<a >the dramatically perforated Spencer House</a>—was featured on <a href=""><em>The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes</em></a>, the delightful BBC Two show that streams on Netflix. </p> <p id="MqzXus">Like the Spencer House, this 4,559-square-foot home is all white with long horizontal planes. Each room features expansive walls of glass and many have doors that lead out to a west-facing covered patio and kitchen. Polished concrete floors might be too austere on their own, but the design balances them with warm, custom wood cabinetry and thoughtful lighting. </p> <p id="fNgVFg">Outside next to the pool you’ll find a guest house with two additional suites, and the backyard also comes with gardens, a bocce ball court, and a three-car garage. Love what you see? <a >1775 Cherokee Drive is on the market now for $4,000,000</a>. </p> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A foyer with a large photo of a skyline on the right, concrete floors, and a runner." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>Polished concrete floors in the foyer are warmed up by wood accents. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A living room with a couch, four chairs, coffee table, and built-in wooden cabinets." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The living room has built-in cabinetry and access to the expansive patio via sliding doors.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="An open-concept kitchen and dining room with a wooden table, eight chairs, and views out to the pool." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The open kitchen and dining area boasts wood cabinetry, soapstone countertops, and pool views. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A white bed sits on a large white and beige rug in a master bedroom." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>The master bedroom showcases floating walls and recessed lighting.</figcaption> </figure> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="A long lap pool at dusk has a white boxy guest house at one end of the pool." data-mask-text="false" src=""> <figcaption>Outside, a two-bedroom guest house sits next to the long lap pool.</figcaption> </figure> <aside id="HHTLMT"><div data-anthem-component="newsletter" data-anthem-component-data='{"slug":"curbed_national"}'></div></aside> Megan Barber 99热九九热-九九热线精品视频-九九热线精品视频