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A Midcentury Modern Home in Chicago is Refreshed

With respect for its midcentury design, a couple calls on architect Margaret McCurry to update their Chicago home for coming generations<p><i>This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Even if you take away all the framed pictures of the kids and grandkids, the …

Midcentury home, architect's own glass-box gem, asks $825K

Architect Dean Gustavson designed the home in 1957 for him and his family<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Holladay, Utah<p><b>Price:</b> $825,000<p>This …

Midcentury home with Bauhaus-inspired fireplace asks $385K

It’s located in Dallas, Texas<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Dallas, Texas<p><b>Price:</b> $385,000<p>This cool midcentury pad in Dallas was built in 1968 …

Living Rooms

Massive $30M Soho penthouse is a mansion in the sky

The apartment spans 7,500 square feet across three levels<p>This massive Soho penthouse is something like a mansion in the sky, as it should be since it comes with a $30 million price tag. Spanning 7,500 square feet, the co-op that crowns 87 Mercer Street delivers four bedrooms and five bathrooms …

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara, a late-career gem in Indiana

A unique collaboration with clients resulted in showcase for Wright’s residential design<p>When Frank Lloyd Wright asked Dr. John and Catherine “Kay” Christian what the word “samara” meant, the two sheepishly had to admit they were stumped. The couple had hired Wright to design a home for them in West …

Selling

Roadtripping Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest archi-hits

This year marks the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect.<p>While New Yorkers are most familiar with his last major …

Frank Lloyd Wright

5 beautifully modern houses and their plans

Even at the best of times, and despite any help you may have from expert architects, the task of building a new house is a daunting one. That's why …

Warren Buffett’s (often ignored) advice to mega-rich investors

Everybody wants to hear what Warren Buffett has to say about investing. He’s the most famous investor in the world, and chief executive of Berkshire …

Investing

The World's 10 Most Incredible Buildings Made Entirely of Wood Photos

Photo: Hundven-Clements Photography<p>At once humble and luxurious, raw and refined, wood—in all its many forms—is surely one of the most versatile materials on the planet. In fact, <i>Wood</i> (Phaidon, $49.95) is also the apt title of a forthcoming book by William Hall, which pays homage to this natural …

This Berkeley Hills Dream House Is Everything We've Ever Wanted

Deck with outdoor fireplace overlooking Berkeley.<p>The 4,000 sq. ft. house features four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, five decks, an outdoor …

Unconventional Tourist Photographs Reveal What’s Behind the World’s Most Visited Sights

When visiting a monument such as the Taj Mahal, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the microcosm of these iconic sights. Photographer Oliver Curtis is seemingly unfazed by all the action and instead captures scenes that often go unnoticed by tourists—ones that are in the vicinity, but might as well be …