Petra Island and its Controversial Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Home for Sale. (55 photos)

The Massaro House and the heart-shaped island upon which it sits are presently available for purchase. The private Petra Island in Lake Mahopac, New York comes complete with the questionable Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Massaro House plus stunning guest house and is now listed on the market by realtors Chilton and Chadwick. Read more

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Restored Thornton Abell Mid-Century Modern Home Just Listed and Wow.

Every now and then a restored mid-century modern architectural gem hits the market in Southern California -and it usually doesn’t stay available for long. I’m guessing such will be the case with this 1959-built, 3,212 square foot Thornton Abell home, lovingly restored by Tony Unruh, and just listed for sale with an asking price of $2.95M Read more

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Villa Walala: If Ettore Sottsass Made A Bouncy House!

Artist Camille Walala has created Villa Walala, an inflatable playful installation for this year’s London Design Festival’s Landmark Project which resembles a piece of Memphis-style sculpture. Read more

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Scot Howard’s Hauntingly Elegant Infrared Photos of Washington D.C.

With all the ugliness going on in our nation’s capital these days, it’s the perfect time to share with you a beautiful take on Washington D. C. as seen in these hauntingly elegant infrared photos of Washington D.C. by Scot Howard. Read more

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Denmark’s The Krane : Old Coal Crane Turned Into Black Oasis (40 photos)

A developer and an architect have come up with an innovative and odd use for an old crane that used to load coal. They have turned it into a small unique spa, a glass-enclosed meeting room and a private luxury retreat whose interior design is all done in sophisticated shades of black. Read more

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Oh My Lucky Stars. New Hampshire’s Private Gemma Observatory.

Racking up Architectural awards and honors* is New Hampshire’s Gemma Observatory, a private facility designed by Anhamian Winton Architects. The observatory meets all the requirements for viewing but eschews the traditional dome-style observatory in favor of a stunning architectural form whose design mimics its surroundings while making the most of the space. Read more

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Everything Loose Will Land In LA | New Work from Paul Davies

Artist Paul Davies has a new an exhibit at Sydney, Australia’s OLSEN Gallery featuring original paintings and digital collages on which he’s been working for the past three years. “Everything Loose Will Land In LA” opens today August 30th and runs through September 17th. Read more

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Amazing Bird House Based on Mid-Century Modern Stahl House

Pierre Koenig’s famous Stahl House has served as inspiration for so many creative endeavors from movies to paintings, it was only a matter of time until some talented woodworker turned it into a birdhouse. Read more

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Modern Villa in Stuttgart Centers Around A Twisted Staircase (35 Photos)

This beautiful villa, known as the Haus em Weinberg, by UNstudio is a private residence with a stunning twisted central staircase and undulating design. Nestled between an ancient hillside vineyard and the Stuttgart citiscape, the modern white home is designed to take advantage of the views. Read more

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