$7 M for Dan Aykroyd's Stunning Manhattan View



Comedian Dan Aykroyd has put his 3,400 square foot apartment on the market in Manhattan. The four-bedroom penthouse occupies the top three floors of a post-war high rise on the Upper East Side. The residence has fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom, a private elevator and a terrace.
Listing Price: $7,000,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5
Now, Live From the West Coast
Listing
Actor Dan Aykroyd lists his triplex penthouse in Manhattan for $7M

Coastal Retreat in Tasmania



This 1,184 square foot cottage in Pirates Bay, Tasmania, blends the forest and the sea. The shotgun layout has two bedrooms, a single bathroom and a central living area with a breathtaking view of the ocean.

“I saw an opportunity to connect the forest with the ocean,” says [architect Stuart] Tanner about the house, which is surrounded by Tasmanian blue-gum trees and wild vegetation. With the help of local engineer Jim Gandy, Tanner used suspension-bridge technology to design the house as a hovering platform, with a minimum footprint, that seems to reach out in a grand gesture toward the sea. An existing driveway became a place to park under the house, while the support wall served to hide plumbing.

Midway through design process, however, Tanner’s clients decided that the two-bedroom retreat would be too small for their growing family, so they sold the site. Happily, the clients that purchased the land were not only excited by the design, they were willing to take it a few steps further, as a high-end real-estate venture. “My original clients envisioned the place to be more like a high-tech shack,” says Tanner, “with industrial materials and a colder, more stark look. The new clients were willing to give the house a different feel. We were able to bring in more rich elements, like blackwood cladding on the exterior.”

Pirates Bay House

A London Black Box and Other Links



A Black Box Among the Georgians (pictured here). "Home exterior colors go in and out of fashion, but uninterrupted black has seldom been a popular choice. That doesn’t bother Ed Reeve, whose inky new house lurks among the 1830s brick Georgians in De Beauvoir Town in London like a stealth bomber in a field of biplanes."
A house designed for the outdoors. "A series of single and double-storey pavilions loosely encapsulates a central garden space. The swimming pool is integrated as a water feature of the garden, where outdoor spaces are brought indoors and vice versa."
House among the treetops. "Architects Steven Isaacs and Lisa Saville wanted to disturb no wildlife when building their home, even building around a council protected tree that pierces the rear deck."
Britney's Former NYC Pad Is Flipping Out. Britney Spears' old pad in New York City refurbished and back on the market for $6,995,000.

$22 M Campbell Cliffs Overlooking Tucson



This estate sits on 20 acres at Campbell Cliffs overlooking Tucson, Ariz. Listed at $22 million, the 25,000 square-foot home has been featured in Architectural Digest, Dream Homes and Design & Architecture. Expansive windows throughout the home and a lofty position above Tuscon provide spectacular views from virtually every room in the house. View full image.

Amenities include a 1,200 square-foot commercial kitchen, 2,000 square feet of staff quarters, a 6-car garage, room to host 300 for a formal dinner, a 3,000 square foot entertainment center, two elevators, a tennis court, pool and an indoor gun and archery range.
Listing Price: $22 million
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7 full, 4 half
Square Footage: 25,000
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Listing

Stahl Residence: 1960



Case Study House #22. The Stahl residence at 1635 Woods Drive, Los Angeles. May 9, 1960. Architect: Pierre Koenig. Kodachrome by Julius Shulman. View full size.

Arquitectonica's Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Resort



Arquitectonica is currently constructing the $3 billion Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 2,998 room development sits next to the Bellagio and consists of two 2-story glass towers that will hold hotel and condo-hotel units managed by Hyatt.
Arquitectonica Hits the Jackpot in Vegas
Arquitectonica

Floorplan Voyeur: Olsen Twins' $11.9 M Penthouse



The 5,725 square-foot New York penthouse that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen bought in 2004 for $7.3 million is now on the market for $11,995,000. The penthouse has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and two private elevators. Although the twins helped create the space, it's mostly been a rental since it was built. The New York Observer's Manhattan Transfers blog interviewed Stribling & Associates vice president Charlotte Van Doren about the penthouse.

“It’s very dramatic, very dramatic; you walk in and it’s right there, bang,” Ms. Van Doren said. That living/dining room, the master bedroom, the master dressing room (“as large as a large maid’s room, basically”) and two extra bedrooms have open harbor views facing south.

Empty House! Olsen Twins List Morton Square Penthouse (Again) for $11.9 M
Listing (With Photo Gallery)
UPDATE: Olsen Twins

'Spaceship' Futuro House Sold at Auction



One of the surviving spaceship-like Futuro houses built in Finland in the late 1960s was sold at auction in Paris Tuesday for 140,000 Euros. Designed by architect Matti Suuronen, the homes are now scattered around the world and are formed from fiberglass into the shape of a flying saucer. A door opens from the bottom of the structure to reveal stairs that lead up into the living space.
Finnish 'Spaceship House' Auctioned in Paris
Christie's Auction Listing
Futuro House To Be Sold Off In Paris
The Futuro house

$2.46 Million Green House in Venice



827 Milwood (shown here) is one of three green houses in a row that are for sale in Venice, California. LA Curbed points out that the market seems to have dropped out on environmentally-friendly houses, as these three have been on the market for two months. 827 is solar powered with radiant heating, a basement and 27-foot ceilings. The buyer also gets a studio above a two-car garage.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3 full; 2 half
Square Feet: 3,977
List Price: $2,460,000
On the Market: Three Solar-Powered Venice Homes
Listing (with many photos)

$34 Million for Former Saudi Royal Yacht



Once known as the Saudi Arabian Royal Yacht Al Yamamah, the renamed Ocean Breeze is on the market for $34,450,000. The 269-foot yacht has room for 28 guests. Rooms include one master cabin, nine double cabins and four twin cabins. There is room for 35 crew on the vessel, which has a cruising speed of 18 knots. View full image.
Burgess Yachts Listing
Ocean Breeze Yacht For Sale

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