A pristine Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in New Canaan, Conn., is sitting on the market for $7.2 million. But, despite what you might assume, buyers aren’t exactly lining up for the chance to live in a home by America’s master architect. In fact, brokers say selling one of FLW’s 380 existing buildings poses unique challenges. For one, brokers need to become fast experts on the significance and details of Wright and his legacy. “It’s like dealing with a group …
From LLNYC: If you’re done spending layovers trying to awkwardly nap in places all around the airport (chair, floor, next to a Cinnabon), this glamorous lodge located above an airport should be your next stop. Yes, above an airport. Vacation rental site HomeAway was responsible for the apartment inside of the Eiffel Tower, and now they’ve created another loft in an unexpected place: the original flight control tower at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. The 380-square foot room was designed by Swedish artist and …
Want to own a piece of the genius behind the old Pennsylvania Station, the Brooklyn Museum and the main campus of Columbia University? Well, now you can, and for just $3.85 million. A Westchester property designed by the renowned architecture firm McKim, Mead & White just hit the market. Known as “Four Chimneys,” the waterfront estate, located at 10 Sheldrake Road in the town of New Rochelle, was built in 1938, according to 6sqft. The Georgian mansion is …
From LLNYC: Koolhaas’s urban theory is still a holy text for students of architecture and disaffected metropolitans alike. But until very recently, the Dutch architect’s theoretical work on New York was only that, theory.
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From LLNYC: We aren’t sure what divine goose laid it, but the “Solar Egg” — a sauna disguised as a golden egg on the landscape of Sweden — is certainly spectacular.
Happy May Day! In celebration of the traditional day of springtime festivities we take a look at past May Day celebrations in Prospect Park. The events, whether in 1919 or 1971, included a maypole as a central focus — bedecked in streamers, with children joyously dancing round. Children dressed… Read More >The post Rallying Round the Maypole in Prospect Park (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
These days, you’re not in the know unless you know the data. Thankfully, The Real Deal’s 12th annual Data Book is our biggest yet. The 2017 edition explores both the residential and commercial sides of the industry, as well new development and the city’s topsy-turvy luxury market. It also offers a look at the records broken in 2016, like the most expensive listing ever offered, a $250 million spread at 220 Central Park South. As a teaser, watch the video …
Tiny houses, largely speaking, are exercises in twee adorableness. Not this one. This tiny house is metal. This tiny house is black. This tiny house is suspended under an old railway arch in the Czech Republic. Need we say more? Czech Republic-based firm H3T Architekti is done with miniature Victorians and minuscule minimalist abodes. Instead, the firm has designed a tiny house more suitable for a witch than a ukulele busker. Dubbed “Black Flying House,” … more
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It’s been ridiculed for looking like a piece of Swiss cheese, but Maya Lin’s new Tribeca building is now set to hit the market as the largest mansion in the city. Last year, plans for the new single-family mansion at 11 Hubert Street were given the green light by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. And now, the 20,000-square-foot building will list with Andrew Azoulay of Douglas Elliman for $35 million, according to the New York Post. … more
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Developer Bruce Makowsky made a splash recently after unveiling a $250 million spec house in Los Angeles. But he isn’t the only one who thinks he can attract the super rich with minimalist mega-mansions packed with amenities. UK-based Ström Architects head Magnus Ström believes his own concept for “superhouses” is a winner. Ström was inspired to dive into the “superhouse” — his own term — market after designing — what else — super-yachts. His idea … more
The surviving carriage houses of Brooklyn Heights lure the passerby with the charm of their diminutive scale and inspire the covetous urge to imagine dwelling within. Tucked into the neighborhood’s Willow Town area is an enchanting example at 21 Willow Place. Like most of Brooklyn’s remaining carriage houses, 21 Willow… Read More >The post A Mansard-Topped Carriage House Charmer in Willow Town appeared first on Brownstoner.
Walking along the rhythmic rows of rowhouses on Lincoln Place in Crown Heights, you may spot a rather subtle variation. Amidst the sedate details of the block, 797 and 799 Lincoln Place boast rather unusual keystones over the arched windows –– acanthus leaves on steroids. Located within the Crown Heights… Read More >The post The Leafy Keystones of Lincoln Place appeared first on Brownstoner.
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