Russian billionaire grabs Edgewater site

Oleg Baybakov company pays $21.5M for Miami property Russian mining oligarch and developer Oleg Baybakov is jumping on the Edgewater bandwagon, The Real Deal has learned. A company called 700 Edgewater Development paid $21.5 million for a 37,462-square-foot property in the burgeoning Miami neighborhood, according to Miami-Dade County records. A 58-unit apartment building is currently […]

Got milk? Brookland to build 36-unit condo in East Williamsburg

Developer in contract for 28,000-square-foot property at former home of condensed milk factory   Talk about a sweet deal. An East Williamsburg loft building that was once a condensed milk factory will be converted into a 36-unit condominium building , developer Boaz Gilad of Brookland Capital told The Real Deal. Brookland is in contract for […]

South Street Seaport review process could set blueprint

Move comes amid push for stronger community voice in development decisions The added scrutiny Howard Hughes Corporation is undertaking at its proposed South Street Seaport project could mean an added layer of discussion for other projects aiming to sprout around the city under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. The planned 50-story tower’s review process could […]

Dattner Architects files plan for long-dormant Harlem site

98,000-square-foot building to be Boys & Girls Club of Harlem’s new home, residential rental After decades languishing unused, a former school building at 523-525 West 145th Street in Harlem is finally puttering toward a future as a residential rental building and home of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. Dattner Architects filed an application […]

MJM+A Architects to the design North America’s tallest tower

Manhattan-based design firm MJM+A Architects PLLC recently introduced the Hudson Spire project, set to be the tallest structure in North America and third tallest in the world. Once completed, the 5489-metre steel-and-glass tower will surpass the Freedom Tower of OneWorldTradeCentre in the United States, and will be the world’s third tallest building after the Burj […]

Stalled Miami office project site sold to developer

The site of a stalled office development near Miami’s Overtown area has been sold to a group that plans to reposition the property as residential. Krystal Investment Solution, which has ties to a Brazilian developer, paid $3.5 million for the 530 Northwest First Court property last week, ExMiami reported. It has already filed plans with […]

China’s Greenland Group to build USD1 billion Metropolis Los Angeles project

One of Shanghai’s leading developers, Greenland Group, is set to debut in the United States after announcing construction of the USD1 billion Metropolis Los Angeles project as part of the group’s international expansion. The mixed-use development on Francisco Street, between 8th and 9th Streets in Downtown Los Angeles, aims to reshape the West Coast’s real […]

Vegas Builder Hits the Jackpot

‘New American Home’ Will Be Listed for $5 Million HENDERSON, Nev.—It has been nearly three years since builder Josh Anderson purchased 36 distressed lots just outside of Las Vegas for an average of about $90,000 each, hoping that a bet on troubled land would pay off once the market turned. If all goes well this […]

Can Fake Lakes Bait Buyers? Builder of Man-Made Lagoons Is Expanding Into U.S.

Crystal Lagoons Corp. is known for building dazzling man-made lagoons surrounded by white-sand beaches in places like Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh and Chile’s Santo Domingo. Now the company has its eyes on the U.S. The Chilean company said it expects to break ground early next year on a giant lagoon that will be the centerpiece of […]

U.S. builders hoard mineral rights under new homes in case energy companies come calling

NAPLES, Florida — Robert and Julie Davidson fell hard for the gleaming new house at the Valencia Golf and Country Club in Naples, Florida. They loved the way the palm-fringed, Spanish-style home backed up to the fifth-hole fairway. And they were taken with the three-bedroom’s high ceilings and open plan. Plus the neighbourhood — with […]

Southern Comfort

As an additional offering to the seven room types located within the four-story, 154-room Hotel ZaZa in Dallas, 12 new bungalows offer guests a more residential experience when visiting the city. The new rooms are housed in two adjacent structures located around the corner from the hotel, in Dallas’s State Thomas landmark district, which features […]

Blackstone bets big on US housing market recovery

Global investment company Blackstone Group is making a huge wager on housing. The group has agreed to buy control of 80 apartment complexes in the US from General Electric, valuing the properties at about $US2.7 billion ($2.94 billion) The US reports say the deal reflects a gamble by Blackstone that the US residential housing market […]

High and Mighty

The Frank Gehry–designed New York by Gehry tower, which was completed in the spring of 2011, rises 76 stories over Lower Manhattan and stands 870 feet tall, making it the tallest residential building in North America. Also lending to the structure’s unmistakability is its asymmetrical steel facade, which appears to ripple like fabric. Ninety-six percent […]

Palo Alto VA Hospital Booms with New Construction

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is seeing a lot more than patients these days. With roughly 17 projects totaling nearly $1 billion under way or currently in planning, the hospital’s 92-acre campus in Palo Alto is booming like a gold rush town. “This is unique for us because there are so many major […]

Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory Will Turn Into A Temporary Urban Haven

Two Trees Management’s Jed Walentas is temporarily turning over the Domino Sugar development site in Williamsburg for use as an urban farm, yoga studio, reading room and bicycle course, the Brooklyn Paper reported. The developer will not charge rent for the football field-sized plot, but the operators will need to pay utilities. On the western […]

Worlds Tallest Modular Building Breaks Ground in New York

News: New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will today lead the groundbreaking ceremony for the world’s tallest modular building, a 32-storey residential tower in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards development by Manhattan-based firm SHoP Architects. At the groundbreaking, developers Forest City Ratner will display one of the 930 modular chassis that will be combined to build the tower, called B2. More than 60% of […]

New Canaan, Connecticut, USA- Roger Ferris & Partners

Roger Ferris + Partners restored and partially redesigned a mid-century estate located in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA. The new additions include a swimming pool, a garage and a modern art gallery. According to the architects, “the concrete volumes of the pool house and garage were minimized by inserting them into the hillside. All new exterior and restoration […]

425 Park Avenue skyscraper by Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has won a competition to design a 200-metre skyscraper for Lehman Brothers Holdings and partner L&L Holding Company in New York. Located in the heart of New York’s famed Plaza District, 425 Park Avenue will be the first full-block office development on this historic stretch in nearly half a century. The tower […]

The Shaker Heights by Dimit Architects in Cleveland

Project: The Shaker Heights House Location: Cleveland, Ohio USA Architecture: Dimit Architects The project spreads over 7200 square feet. Surrounded by a sea of trees, the house looks spectacular during fall, when the leaves play gently their own swing of decadence. The residence is composed of two wings which unite and form the core of the house, […]

Country Estate by Roger Ferris + Partners in Connecticut USA

Project: Country Estate Location: New Canaan, Connecticut USA Architecture: Roger Ferris + Partners Photography: Paùl Rivera – Archphoto Description from the architects: “This project expands the program of the original Wiley house, a mid-century modern residence by Philip Johnson, to integrate new structures into the spectacular setting of the house with a design rooted in respectful contextual response […]

Caruth Boulevard Residence by Tom Reisenbichler in Dallas, Texas

Project: Caruth Boulevard residence Location: Dallas, Texas USA Architecture: Tom Reisenbichler Photography: Bret Janak Project description from the architect: “In our world where many associate sustainable (green) design with a bohemian lifestyle, while others consider luxury wasteful, this house is designed to prove they are not exclusive. Integrated tightly into the large iconic trees on the […]

Fendi Casa unveils contemporary home collection in exquisite New York midtown penthouse

The iconic Italian design, Fendi Casa, makes a New York City debut with an ultra-chic show home at the private residences at 400 Fifth Avenue. Fendi Casa, the home design devision of the celebrated Italian fashion and accessories brand, is partnering with Midtown’s most exclusive address, the Private Residences at 400 Fifth Avenue, to create […]

Clean modern architecture and design in Canada

Project: Maison du Boisé Location: rural Quebec, Canada Design: Gestion René Desjardins Photography: André Doyon Project description: Once they had chosen a wooded site, the mandate was to create a house that would specifically address the children’s well-being. From there, the mother was interested in colour and the father wanted a design that would last “indefinitely”. As for […]

New Age of Texan Architecture

Project: Lindhurst Residence Location: Dallas, Texas Architecture: Wernerfield Architects Description from the architects: “The 4,800 square foot single story residence is located on a 1 acre site in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas. The c-shape courtyard plan is oriented to offer views of a large pond from all areas of the home. The internal courtyard space […]

Chosun Residence by Kevin Vallely

Project: Chosun residence Location: Vancouver, Canada Design and Architecture: Kevin Vallely and Kallweit Graham Architecture Photography: Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely Description from the designer: Situated on the south facing slopes of Vancouver’s north shore mountains, the Chosun residence pays homage to the tenets of modern architecture while incorporating distinctly regional elements of exposed wood and timber to create […]

Washington Forest Residential Retreat

Project: Case Inlet Retreat Location: Washington, USA Architecture: MW Works Architecture+Design Photography: Jeremy Bittermann Description from the architects: “Nestled into a forested slope along the eastern edge of the Case Inlet, this small retreat opens to a western view of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound. Anchored by a weathered cedar clad bedroom wing, a bold […]

Perpetual Holiday Atmosphere : La Luge Residence in Quebec

Project: The La Luge Residence Location: Quebec, Canada Architecture and Design: YH2 Architecture With winter approaching in, this contemporary cottage-like home will soon seem sprung out of a fairytale. The La Luge residence is composed of two visually contrasting volumes, which merge, creating distinct spaces. Surrounded by a dense forest, the privacy of the inhabitants is ensured; moreover, […]

Cozy Home Retreat in the Woods

Project: The Case Inlet Retreat Location: Puget Sound region, Washington USA Architecture: MW/Works Architecture & Design Since nature plays such an important role in our lives, the architects thought of integrating it into the inhabitable space. The environmentally-oriented house aims to eliminate the boundaries between the indoors and the outdoors, welcoming  trees and luxuriant vegetation inside the house. The […]

Gervais Fortin designs Canada’s first Platinum LEED

Project: Ecologia Montréal Location: Montreal, Canada Design: Gervais Fortin Photography: Alexandre Parent Ecologia Montréal is the first single dwelling home in Canada to aim for a Platinum LEED certification. Project description: “The owner, with the collaboration of the Ecologia Foundation and her designer Gervais Fortin, had the objective to reduce to a minimum her ecological footprint by using […]

Luxury South Beach Waterfront Estate in Miami

Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA Architecture and Design: Ralph Choeff Photography: Sotheby’s International Realty According to the Estate Agents this is: “What Miami dreams are made of.” “The stunning modern masterpiece with uninterrupted Biscayne Bay and skyline views minutes from South Beach on the island’s most coveted residential street. Ultimate privacy guaranteed through gated, walled property line, 16 security cameras […]

Chic Collector’s Loft in Texas

Project: Artist’s loft Location: San Antonio, Texas Architecture: Poteet Architects Photography: Paul Bardagjy, Colleen Duffley, and Chris Cooper The ultra-chic loft occupies the top two floors and the roof of a 1920s factory in San Antonio. The main living spaces can be found on the first floor, long skyline shafts and inset porches help flood light into the chic […]

‘Beach Chic’ Suites At The Coral Reef Club, Barbados

Luxury British interior designer, Helen Green Design, has designed and and refurbished Plantation Suites at Coral Reef Club. Following a successful launch of one of the five suites in 2003, the guys at Helen Green Design (also responsible for the design of the coveted Coral Reef Club Spa), were appointed to restore the remaining suites to their […]

Luxury Oakpass Property, Beverly Hills

Project: Oakpass Residence Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA Architecture: Heusch Architecture Photography: Frederico Zignani According to the architects: “Ten surprisingly narrow columns raise the contemporary Beverly Hills home, which resembles a sleek modernist box wrapped in floor to ceiling glass, 12 feet above the ground. “The luxury Californian house is an example of an innovative solution to circumvent the […]

Contemporary House by the Pond in New York

Project: House by the Pond Location: Water Mill, New York, USA Architecture and Design: Stelle Architects Photography:  Matthew Carbone and Frank Oudeman According to the architects: “The overall design of the contemporary New York house was a direct response to an array of environmental regulations, site constraints, solar orientation and specific programmatic requirements. “The strategy was to locate a two-storey volume that […]

Cozy Spring Island Cottage Boasting Rustic Elegance in South Carolina, USA

Project: Spring Island Cottage Location: South Carolina, USA Architecture and Design: BRZ Architecture We love to see new projects take the shape of their owner’s dreams, whichever style they may convey. This rustic beauty in South Carolina’s idyllic community of Spring Island was designed by BRZ Architecture to become a family retreat sprinkled with reclaimed wood floors, antique ceiling […]

Spiral Stairway Defining a Luxurious Residential House in Texas

The Bernbaum Magadini Architects have been challenged to design a luxurious additional house project in Highland Park, Texas. This particular construction had to face a problem from the very own beginning: a limited surface. The architects had to arrange 730 square feet and transform them into a welcoming spot, coming as an addition to the original home. The major […]

Nine billionaires, one building: New York’s hottest new residence

NEW YORK – One57, a 306-metre tower under construction in Midtown Manhattan, will soon hold the title of New York’s tallest building with residences. But without fanfare from its ultraprivate future residents, it is cementing a new title: the global billionaires’ club. The buyers of the nine full-floor apartments near the top that have sold […]

Stunning Lake Mansion in Nevada, USA

Project: Cliff House (also known as The Lake House by its current owners) Location: Nevada, USA Architecture: Mark Dziewulski Architect Photography: SkitheFuture The contemporary house took nearly four years to complete. The five storey contemporary home is made of steal, concrete and glass, it features four-bedrooms and bathrooms, a glass lift, a six level glass stairwell and […]

Contemporary SC PTV House in Mexico

Project: SC PTV House Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico Architecture: Luis Aldrete Photography: Paco Pérez According to the architect: “The brief was the result of a process that is based on three factors which together articulate and give the narrative to ideas. The first response was how to adapt the now contemporary Mexican property to the land being consistent […]

The Luxury New York by Gehry Residential Tower

Project: New York by Gehry Location: Eight Spruce Street, Manhattan, New York, USA Architecture: Gehry Partners, LLP Photography: dbox Los Angeles-based Gehry Partners, LLP has designed the New York by Gehry. The contemporary residential tower can be found on Eight Spruce Street in Manhattan, New York. New York by Gehry at Eight Spruce Street—the first residential tower designed in […]

Finestre Villas by CC Arquitectos in Mexico

Project: Finestre Villas Location: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Architecture: CC Arquitectos Photography: Yoshihiro Koitani Source: Contemporist

Miami Beach Residence by Luis Bosch in Miami Beach, Florida

Home builder Luis Bosch recently built a house in Miami Beach, Florida. Source: Contemporist

Facebook HQ “West Campus” designed by Frank Gehry

You might think that Facebook is cool and popular now, but apparently they have more to showcase in the coming years. Renowned architect Frank Gehry has been commissioned by Facebook to build its expansion of its campus in Menlo Park, California. Starting spring 2013, the construction of Facebook’s new headquarters will begin under the attentive supervision of […]

Casa Kimball by Rangr Studio

Project: Casa Kimball Location: The Dominican Republic Architecture: Rangr Studio Photography: Paul Warchol Description from Rangr Studio A New York based client commissioned Rangr Studio to design a Caribbean get-away large enough to accommodate his family and groups of friends, and to function as a luxury rental villa.  Located on the rural North coast of the […]

Sneeoosh Cabin by Zeroplus Architects in Washington

Project: Sneeoosh Cabin Location: Puget Sound, Washington USA Architecture: Zeroplus Architects Description from the architects Like a rabbit warming itself in the sun, the Sneeoosh cabin is the underbrush at the waters edge near Deception Pass on the Swinomish Indian Reserve. The dynamic quality of the surrounding landscape becomes integral to daily rituals. With its glass […]

A Residence where Art Meets Style in Aspen, Colorado

Location: Aspen, Colorado, USA Interior Design: Stonefox Design A hip young couple commissioned Stonefox Design to create a home that expresses their passion for art and their style for living. This is not a fusty grouping of over-the-sofa watercolours, but a vibrant, sometimes controversial, always evolving collection that embraces young artists as well as famous names. Chris […]

Dani Ridge House by Carver + Schicketanz

Project: Dani Ridge house Location: Big Sur, California USA Architecture: Carver + Schicketanz Photography: Robert Canfield Description from Carver + Schicketanz In order to conceal this home from its uphill neighbors a shelf was cut into the narrow slice of grassland located between an access road on one side and the steep slopes of the West Coast […]

New York’s New Reversed Steel And Glass Condominium Silhouette

This luxury New York residential building known as the HL 23 condominium project reshapes the city block hosting its 14 story-high body into a glimpse of the future. Building materials were forced into submission under the attentive supervision of Los Angeles-based Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), creating a reversed shape starting with a 40’ x 90’ footprint and […]

Contemporary Point Loma Residence in San Diego

Project: Point Loma House Location: San Diego, California, USA Architecture: Macy Architecture Photographer: Scot Conti Description from the architects: The client wanted a home that would make the most of its site, be low-maintenance and incorporate a variety of energy and resource-conserving features. The contemporary Californian property has been conceived according to passive solar and natural ventilation design principles. […]

Modern Dune Road Residence in New York

Project: Dune Road Residence Location: Bridgehampton, New York Architecture: Stelle Architects Photography: Francesca Giovanelli, Kay Wettstein von Westersheimb and Joshua McHugh The original house was built into the dune before current coastal construction standards making it necessary to secure a variance. Stelle Architects set out to keep the existing scale and dynamics of the site and designed a residence that […]

Luxury Marble House in New York

The Marble House has to be one of the sexiest properties seen by the team at The MP Report. The luxury residence has been designed by Stuart Parr. The 9,000 square foot townhouse with a 44-ft lap pool set in a quarried room wrapped entirely in Carrara marble can be found in New York’s Tribeca […]

The Brown Residence by Lake|Flato Architects

Architecture: Lake|Flato Architects Project: The Brown Residence Location: Scottsdale, Arizona USA Photography: Bill Timmerman Description from the architects: Despite being located in an expansive golf community, the Brown residence celebrates stunning desert views from almost every space. Its careful design makes this possible as views to neighboring houses are edited out focused instead on distant mountains. While […]

Virgin Upper Class Lounge at JFK by Slade Architecture

Project: Virgin Upper Class Lounge Location: JFK Airport, New York Design: Slade Architecture Photography: Anton Stark Description from Slade Architecture: The lounge was designed to provide the relaxed luxury that Virgin’s Upper Class passengers expect with a warm and distinctly Uptown Manhattan feel. The 10,000sf Clubhouse is bounded on two sides full height expansive views over […]

1060 Woodland Drive in Beverly Hills

Listing agent: Mauricio Umansky of The Agency Location: Beverly Hills, California Photography: Nick Springett CONTEMPORIST

Port Ludlow Residence by FINNE Architects

Project: Port Ludlow Residence Architect: Nils Finne of FINNE Architects Location: Port Ludlow, Washington State USA Description from FINNE Architects The Port Ludlow Residence is a compact, 2400 SF modern house located on a wooded waterfront property at the north end of the Hood Canal, a long, fjord-like arm of western Puget Sound.  The house creates […]

The Amangiri Resort and Spa

The Amangiri Resort and Spa, located on a 600+ acre site in southern Utah, is a collaboration between three architects: Marwan Al-Sayed, Wendell Burnette and Rick Joy. The three architects were inspired to work together on the awe-inspiring site, to create a bold yet responsive settlement that both honors and celebrates the magic and mystery of southern Utah’s majestic […]

395 Page Mill by Studio O+A

Studio O+A designed a variety of spaces on the first floor of AOL’s office building in Palo Alto, California, including the public lobby, a coffee shop, a gym, and a tech incubator. Description from Studio O+A 395 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto is the address of Aol’s new West Coast headquarters. It is also home to several […]

Lake Shore Drive House by Wheeler Kearns Architects

Located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, this single family residence on Lake Shore Drive opens directly onto the parkway with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan.The house takes its form from its site; the base of the residence is rendered as a solid mass, forming a plinth that grounds the house on its prominent corner […]

Salon Urbain by Sid Lee Architecture and Ædifica

Sid Lee Architecture and Ædifica!turned the parking area at Place des Arts into a Salon Urbain, a versatile new space ideal for meeting up before or after a musical performance, a gallery visit or a conference. The Salon Urbain fully captures the artistic appeal of the site, located at the St. Urbain entrance of the […]

Jiutepec, Mexico, T3arcs’ Seed House