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The Printed Page: Remote Former Schoolhouse Inspired by 'Chalk' and Naiveté


Image via Matthew Monteith/Dwell After getting their hands on this 99-year-old house on one of Canada's rugged Magdalen Islands, a Quebeçois couple recruited the innovative cottage experts at YH2 Architects to convert the place from a one-room schoolhouse into a gorgeous vacation home.

Block Busters: $65M Historic Mansion is Miami's Most Expensive Listing


A 17,000-square-foot historic mansion dating to the 1920s has hit the market in Miami for $65M, making it the city's priciest listing.

Unsold Stuff: No One Knows What to Do with All These Empty U.S. Prisons


Oregon's Wapato jail. Photo via KMD Architects U.S. incarceration rates have been declining for the last few years.

Halloween 2014: Come See Houses of Horror Done Up as Exquisite Paintings


The Conjuring—Artwork by Candice Tripp via Flavorwire In what's perhaps the most pretty celebration of "horror month," artist Candice Tripp has been painting a bunch of haunted houses from popular scary movies.

Buzzkills: Chinese President is Sick of China's 'Weird Architecture'


Photo by Iwan Baan via ArcSpace It seems as if the Western world's blog-fueled fascination with wacky Chinese buildings has reached the upper echelons of China's government.

Blockbusters: In San Francisco, the storied Locksley...


In San Francisco, the storied Locksley Hall, a 9,235-square-foot estate built in the early 1900s by a rich bank fellow and recently overhauled by a modern mining mogul, is very quietly asking $49M as a pocket listing.

Preservation Watch : Five Ways Michael Graves Would Salvage The Portland Building


Photo by Keith Daly/Flickr The Portland Building, Oregon's well-adoned, multi-hued office tower, was hailed as America's first postmodern building when it first opened in 1982, but has since attracted so much criticism, the city's considering spending $95M to update it—or even more to tear it down and rebuild it altogether.

Chasing Rainbows: Rainbow Installation is Where Acid Trips Meet 'My Little Pony'


Image via Annette Kradisch New York based German artist Markus Linnenbrink has a mission: to paint colorful stripes all over the world.

Monochromes: Step Inside Huguette Clark's Opulent Summer Estate in 1940


Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the internet's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design.

Celebrity Real Estate: Lady Gaga Dropped $23M on a Vaguely European Malibu Estate


TMZ reports that Lady Gaga has bought a 10,270-square-foot house in the Zuma Beach neighborhood of Malibu, California.

Computer Projects: Designers Hatch Plan to Turn Real Buildings into a Typeface


Image via Kickstarter Benedikt Gross and Joseph Lee, the same designer-geographer duo who heroically documented all 43,123 pools in Los Angeles, now want to catalog the entire planet—but this time, instead of all those crystal blue drought offenders, the pair is on the hunt for all the buildings in the world that resemble a letter from above.

Linkage: Manhattan's Illegal Greenhouses; a Carpet-Covered Sofa; More!


Photo via Curbed Ski · The 10 tiniest homes on the market in SF. [Curbed SF] · 10 abandoned shoe repair stores.

Oops: Meanwhile, in Florida, a Mansion Gets Built on the Wrong Lot


Photo via News-Journal Online Everybody make mistakes. Sometimes you forget to change your socks or you accidentally take your neighbor's newspaper instead of your own—you know, silly stuff!

Curbed Interviews: Chatting With the Graphic Memoirist of Abandoned Buildings


New York-based graphic novelist Kristen Radtke calls herself "a junkie" for abandoned buildings. She wakes up at night and looks at photos of derelict mills in Colorado, saves up all her money to fly to Iceland to sketch houses buried in volcanic ash, and travels to Japan for the sole purpose of visiting Mitsubishi's former mining island, full of desolate concrete buildings but no people.

Monochromes: Inside Huguette Clark's Opulent Summer Estate


Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the internet's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design.

Celebrity Real Estate: Someone Buy Mel Gibson's $30M Villa and 500-Acre Jungle


For some reason, no one is snapping up actor Mel Gibson's $29.75M Costa Rican villa, which is totally weird considering the property comes with 500 acres of private jungle.

Retail Therapy: Magical Turkish Mall Blends Ancient Architecture and Shopping


A lagoon on the southwestern coast of Turkey is now home to the world's most architecturally glorious shopping mall.

House of the Day: Moss-Draped Plantation Home Could Use a Major Markdown


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.

TV TIME: Devising the Sterile, Stunning Hospital Interiors of The Knick


Photos by Mary Cybulski/Cinemax As world leaders wake up to the prospect of a hemorrhagic fever pandemic, The Knick, a period medical drama from Cinemax (of all places), offers a glimpse into the grim medical practices of just over a century ago.

Artistry: Sculpture Makes Plain Rooms Look Like Amazing Architecture


Photo c/o the Grand Rapids Art Museum via Slate Quite a few elaborate art projects have managed to liven up a plain white room (oft with bizarre things like geodes and tiny wooden tiles), but perhaps none has been able to transform every single inch of an empty space quite as simply and beautifully as Intersections, the geometric sculpture by Indiana-based artist Anila Quayyum Agha.


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