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Starchitecture for Sale: Put into the receivership of "big...


Put into the receivership of "big four" financial advisory firm Deloitte back in April to resolve its owners' mounting debt pile, London's Norman Foster-designed Gherkin office tower is officially up for sale asking around $1.08B.

Castle Wire: 16th-Century Castle Comes With a Tiny Replica of Itself


Plunked right down in the middle of two canals in Gestel, Belgium, the elaborately-moated Castle Gestelhof is newly on the market for a regal $27M.

Star Wars Developments: Bold Chinese architecture firm MAD just...


Bold Chinese architecture firm MAD just got tapped to design Star Wars creator George Lucas' Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, which will house everything from movie memorabilia to Norman Rockwell paintings.

Linkage: Adorable Vintage Service Stations; Holly Hunter Sells; More!


Photo via Dezeen · Vintage gas station and adjoining house ask $99K. [Curbed Detroit] · Famed Cambodian cinema has become a nightmare.

Star Wars Developments: MAD architects just got tapped to...


MAD architects just got tapped to design Star Wars creator George Lucas' Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, which will house everything for movie memorabilia to personal collections of Norman Rockwell paintings.

Linkage: Adorable Vintage Service Stations; Holly Hunter Sells; More!


Photo via Dezeen · Vintage gas station and adjoining house ask $99K. [Curbed Detroit] · Famed Cambodian cinema has become a nightmare.

Star Wars Developments: MAD architects just got tapped to...


MAD architects just got tapped to design Star Wars creator George Lucas' Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, which will house everything for movie memorabilia to personal collections of Norman Rockwell paintings.

Just Deserts: Modern Oasis Surrounded by Zen Gardens Might be a Mirage


Photo via Arch Daily Built on the (correct) assumption that everyone wants "air, light, privacy, security, and tranquility," Phoenix-based firm Wendell Burnette Architects designed this Scottsdale, Ariz., Desert Courtyard House with utter peacefulness in mind, as well as the goal—shared by many a desert home—of keeping the surrounding land as unaltered as possible.

Linkage: Adorable Vintage Service Stations; Holly Hunter Sells


Photo via Dezeen · Vintage gas station and adjoining house ask $99K. [Curbed Detroit] · Famed Cambodian cinema has become a living nightmare.

Rumormongering: Petra Ecclestone Wants a Whopping $150M for The Manor


Just three years after Petra Ecclestone Stunt spent $85M—and $20M in renovations—on the famous Spelling Manor in ritzy Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, the real estate whaling Formula One heiress is reportedly sick of the 56,500-square-foot megamansion.

Calatrava Watch: On His Birthday, 10 Winged White Things by Santiago Calatrava


Though Santiago Calatrava is certainly no stranger to less-than-favorable feedback, which occasionally escalates into downright scorching criticism and even legal action, the Spanish starchitect's remained doggedly resilient and steadfastly loyal to an architectural style best described as all-white, wildly over budget, and topped off with dramatic, bird-like wings.

PriceChopper: Wyoming's historic Walton Ranch has received...


Wyoming's historic Walton Ranch has received yet another PriceChop, now up for $48.7M, less than half of its original $100M ask.

Celebrity Real Estate: Vincent Kartheiser's Dwell-Approved 'Cabin Loft' Asks $808K


Photos by Joe Pugliese/Dwell Newly listed for $808K: Mad Men actor Vincent Kartheiser's "cabin loft" (or so a 2013 Dwell feature dubbed it) with propensity for custom tricks—the bed operates on a pulley system!

PriceChopper: Yet another price cut has found...


Yet another price cut has found the historic Walton Ranch of Jackson Hole, Wyoming offered at $48.7M, less than half of its preposterously high original ask of $100M.

Office Spaces: Count the Decorative Umbrellas in This Hip Converted Cinema


Photo via Design Boom Driven by a desire to impress clients, get their name "out there," or perhaps just to spend all day working in a cool space, the quest for the hippest ad agency HQ continues apace, as firms wrangle to invent the next Superdesk.

Rumormongering: Petra Ecclestone Wants More Than $102M for the Spelling Manor


Just three years after Petra Ecclestone spent a whopping $85M—and $20M in renovations—on the famous Spelling Manor in ritzy Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, the real estate whaling Formula One heiress is reportedly sick of the 56,500-square-foot megamansion.

Metropolis 2.0: Asked to Design 'the Future,' North Korean Architect Designs 1960s


Rendering via Co.Exist Though the North Korean government didn't formally cut itself off from the outside world until the '70s (when relations deteriorated between an industrializing China, spurred by the death of Mao Zedong in '76), the official policy of isolation actually began in the '50s, when the first president implemented the country's infamous Juche ("self reliance") policy, which meant to isolate and control a populace under the guise of "inspiring in them an ardent love for their native place and their motherland." And so it continues into 2014.

The Great Outdoors: Nab J.P. Morgan's Adirondack Great Camp for $3.25M


At its height, Camp Uncas was the be-all end-all of Adirondack Great Camps, the self-enclosed family compounds where Gilded Age tycoons used to summer with their well-heeled broods.

Celebrity Real Estate: Curbed Hamptons just updated its prodigious...


Curbed Hamptons just updated its prodigious map of celebrity homes, featuring the shingle-style mansions of a "shocking number" of actors, musicians, designers, and directors.

Great Outdoors: Nab J.P. Morgan's Adirondack Great Camp for $3.25M


At its height, Camp Uncas was the be-all end-all of Adirondack Great Camps, the self-enclosed family compounds where Gilded Age tycoons used to summer with their well-heeled broods.


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