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Hollywood Hills Home by XTEN Architecture

XTEN Architecture designed this amazing house located in the Hollywood Hills, California. The Openhouse is embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both integrated into the landscape and open to the city below.

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Mandalay Coral Gardens up for sale

Today’s estate Mandalay Coral Gardens, in north Queensland, was voted Australia’s House of the Year by the Australian Master Builders Association in 2007-2008 Exquisitely situated on a peninsula with Pioneer Bay on one side and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on the other, this stunning Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired estate represents the best of tropical north [...]

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Dubai’s Britain Island bought for $59 million

Like many expatriates, Safi Qurashi misses home. But now the Dubai-based shopkeeper’s son from South London has solved the problem. He has bought Great Britain. Mr Qurashi, 39, has paid £43 million for the Britain-shaped island in The World, a man-made archipelago off the coast of Dubai, where each piece of land represents a different [...]

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Christian Lacroix Lists Paris Apartment

According to our friend the Real Estalker and The Wall Street Journal, Fashion designer Christian Lacroix is selling his Paris apartment for €2 million (about $2.6 million). The roughly 2,150-square-foot apartment is in the chic Marais district. The house, in a late-17th-century building near the historic Place des Vosges and the Picasso Museum, has an [...]

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Paris Mayor Blocks Emir of Qatar’s Mansion Plans

The mayor of Paris is blocking the Emir of Qatar’s plans for a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Hotel Lambert, an historic 17th century mansion in the Quai d’Anjou on the city’s ÃŽle Saint-Louis. Bertrand Delanoe says that the alterations to the 17th century mansion on the exclusive Saint Louis island in the heart of Paris [...]

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Floating City Ark for Eco-Refugees

According to the less alarming forecasts of the Intergovernmental group on the evolution of the climate, the ocean level should rise from 20 to 90 cm during the 21st Century with a status quo by 50 cm (versus 10 cm in the 20th Century). As a solution to this alarming problem architect Vincent Callebaut came [...]

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