Small Scale Models of Decaying Homes Built and Photographed by Ofra Lapid.

Broken Houses by Ofra Lapid

Broken Houses is a series of images of dilapidated and abandoned buildings, destroyed by weather, decay and neglect. Artist Ofra Lapid found photos of these homes and buildings on the web while pursuing an amateur photographer from North Dakota (name not disclosed) who obsessively documents the decaying process of these houses- not unlike these wonderful artists who are also obsessed with decaying and abandonded homes. Ofra then built small scale models of these and photographed them again, omitting the backgrounds and placing them on grey fields. Read more

Modern Home In The Texas Hills With Spillover Pool By Cottam Hargrave.

Modern Home by Cottam Hargrave

This modern home by Cottam Hargrave is located at 402 Redbud Trail in the wooded hills of Austin, Texas. Read more

The Demise Of Detroit In Photographs and Art

The Demise Of Detroit in Photographs and Art
above: One of James D. Griffieon’s “Feral Houses”

Anyone who has visited Detroit, Michigan in the past quarter century can’t help but be saddened by its increasingly dilapidated state. That same bleak, rundown quality of a once thriving city of industry, however, serves as inspiration for various painters, writers and photographers. Read more

Damn, I’d Be Happy With The Guesthouse! Tahoe’s Osprey Estate For $34 Million

Lake Tahoe Osprey Estate and Guesthouse
above: The 1000 sq. foot guest house added to The Osprey Estate in 2006

You may have seen the guesthouse featured in the October 2009 issue of Architectural Digest or on some architecture blogs. But what most people have not seen is the luxury estate that goes with it. Read more