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Crime Reports: The Story of a Polygamist Colony and its $115M in Property


Warren Jeffs' former mansion, in Hildale, Utah. Photo by Trent Nelson courtesy of The Salt Lake Tribune It all started with a false police report.

Table Made from Ikea Catalogues Looks as Awful as You'd Think


Photos via Design Boom This Ikea table isn't what you might call traditionally stylish, or at all in keeping with the "Swedish modern on a budget" look the furniture giant has spent decades carving out.

Young Guns 2014: Meet Your Curbed Young Guns Finalists: the Revivalists


After weeks spent accepting nominations and sifting through hundreds of talented designers, builders, and architects, Curbed is ready to announce the finalists of Young Guns 2014.

Young Guns 2014: Meet Your Curbed Young Guns Finalists: the Multitaskers


After weeks spent accepting nominations and sifting through hundreds of talented designers, builders, and architects, Curbed is ready to announce the finalists of Young Guns 2014.

Crime Reports: The Story of a Polygamist Colony and its $115M in Property


Warren Jeffs' former mansion, in Hildale, Utah. Photo by Trent Nelson courtesy of The Salt Lake Tribune It all started with a false police report.

House of the Day: There's a Boulder in the Lounge of This Restored '50s Retreat


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.

Green Giants: Milan's 'Vertical Forest' Declared 2014's Coolest High-Rise


Photos by Kirsten Bucher via Arch Daily In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, though the existence of an award this specific is kind of surprising, Milan's "vertical forest" has been named the winner of the 2014 International Highrise Award.

Free Stuff: Here's a Chance to Win a Michele Varian ♥ for Your Mantel


Attention: Curbed is teaming up with housewares shop Michele Varian to decorate your apartment. Neon signs, which are everywhere from MoMA to McDonalds, are tongue-in-cheek odes to 20th-century Americana.

Discussion Section: Let's Discuss Control Rooms as 'Highly Charged Mythic Spaces'


The Mission Operations Control Room in NASA's Mission Control Center during the Apollo Soyuz docking in 1975.

Recommended Reading: The Potential Gehry Effect on Toronto; MoMA's Past Battles


Welcome to Curbed's weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories.

Curbed Maps: Presenting This Winter's Most Expensive Log Cabins For Sale


Photo via Curbed Ski. Gone are the days when "log cabin homes" actually referred to humble houses enclosed by four walls of stacked timber.

Artist's Abodes: Poet William Blake's Quaint Cottage from the 1600s is for Sale


The 17th-century brick-and-flint cottage where English poet and painter William Blake resided from 1800 to 1803 was just listed for the first time in 85 years.

TrendWatch: In NYC, Fake-Out 'Loft' Living is the New Prize for Making it


Photo by ijzerman/Flickr In a new piece for Medium, writer and Brooklyn resident Kyle Chayka explains how the loft, originally the habitat of Bohemian hipsters "willing to risk breaking residential code to carve out their own space," have become "a fetishized commodity".

Celebrity Real Estate : Robin Williams' Massive Napa Valley Estate Relists for $25.9M


Photos via Zillow When beloved comedian Robin Williams passed away earlier this year, he left behind a sprawling Napa Valley estate he'd owned since 2003.

Eichler Spotting: Mapping All the Joseph Eichler Houses for Sale Right Now


Almost 65 years since the first of them were constructed in the suburbs of San Francisco, homes built by the hugely influential California developer Joseph Eichler are more popular than ever, riding high on the seemingly unending wave of nostalgia for all things midcentury modern.

Ridiculous Amenity Alert: For $40M, Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Neighbor and Also Never Die


Among the widely held aspirations of the rich, living in a prime location in New York City is surpassed only by living forever.

Sagas: The Strange Case of NYC's Grafitti'd, 72-Room Mansion


Photo via Curbed NY "The greatest real estate coup of all time." "A 72-room Bohemian dream house." These are some of names bestowed on 190 Bowery, the mysterious 37,000-square-foot bank-turned-private-home of photographer Jay Maisel, who purchased the building for a mere $102K in 1966.

Curbed Maps: Here Now, the Filming Locations of 'Pulp Fiction,' Mapped!


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Los Angeles crime classic Pulp Fiction, Curbed LA has compiled a map of all the real-life locales where Quentin Tarantino's game-changing dark comedy was filmed.

Biggest Losers: Looks Like Calatrava Won't Get Paid for His Chicago Spire Work


Back in 2008, architect Santiago Calatrava placed an $11.34M lien on the Chicago Spire in the hope of being paid for his work on the project, which officially died in November, having never amounted to anything more than a hole in the ground.

Ikea Watch: Ikea is Bringing Back its Furniture from the '50s, '60s, and '70s


All image courtesy of Ikea Big news: more than a year after announcing plans to bring back the 1950s table that "began the flatpack revolution," furniture powerhouse Ikea is poised to start manufacturing and selling pieces it offered in the '50s, '60s, and '70s.


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