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Curbed Detroit’s top homes of 2018

From historic mansions to thoughtful renovations, here are ten houses that got a lot of attention in 2018.

World’s first fully electric RV will debut in 2019

A trio of German companies has teamed up to sell the first full-size all-electric motorhome.

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A beginner’s guide to decorating with candles

We break down the main types of candles every well-appointed home should have, and how to make the most of each.

Modern Japanese house in the woods looks like fallen leaves

The "Four Leaves" weekend villa is a deep breath in the form of a building.

Cars can’t be the only way to evacuate LA

Wildfires and earthquakes highlight the danger of the region’s auto dependency.

6 new ski hotels to enjoy this winter

This year’s class of hotels is an impressive group, from the long-awaited opening of the new Snowmass Base Village in Colorado to an affordable, boutique option in British Columbia.

Curbed’s 2019 forecast

Editor-in-chief Kelsey Keith reflects on covering architecture, design, and local news in the current climate.

Curbed Groundbreakers 2018: Beginning a conversation on architecture and mentorship

This year, rather than conduct our usual nomination process, we’ve asked previous jurors and Groundbreakers winners to talk to us about mentorship and collaboration.

Impeccably renovated Charleston mansion asks $7M

Fans of Charleston charm, look no further than this show-stopping four-bedroom, six-bath home with picture-perfect gardens.

Apple plans $1B campus for Austin

In the wake of the Amazon HQ2 decision, Apple plans a 133-acre local expansion with space for up to 15,000 workers and a projected 5,000 new jobs

Check out a mind-bending M.C. Escher exhibition designed by Nendo

"Between Two Worlds" explores some 157 drawings and prints Escher made between 1916 and 1968.

Pristine white house is wrapped in glass

The Hoffman House from Fran Silvestre Arquitectos gleams like a freshly polished jewel box.

This startup is on a mission to make home renovations easier

Block is offering a one-stop renovation shop, starting with bathroom remodels.

How a Midwest startup generator bursts the Bay Area tech bubble and solves real problems

Invanti, a startup generator in South Bend, Indiana, sees being different as a competitive advantage.

6 tips for wrapping the perfect present

We’ve rounded up the best tips that will help even novices wrap better presents.

The 17 best kids’ books about design and cities

Behold, the top books from 2018 for young urbanists and their design-savvy parents.

Country house on 59 acres blends old and new for $683K

The four-bedroom home uses a post and beam frame from 1783.

This Brutalist masterpiece is now a gorgeous coworking space

Many of the original details, like door handles, radiator caps, built-in furniture units, and window casings, have been retained.

Glass lake house appears to float on water

Windows flank all four sides of the home, providing panoramic views of the landscape from nearly every room in the house.

Why voice assistants don’t understand people who stutter

Whether it’s relaying your name to a non-human operator or telling Google to turn up the lights in your home, we’re talking to more robots—but the technology is leaving people who stutter behind.

The single-family rental industry is starting to consolidate

OwnAmerica’s merger with Renters Warehouse last week will bring end-to-end services even to smaller investors.

Elizabeth Warren doubles down on affordable housing legislation

Along with Rep. Cedric Richmond, Sen. Warren introduced a House companion to the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act.

As cities confront climate change, is density the answer?

Plans to increase urban density may foreshadow how cities respond to efforts to cut emissions.

Nate Berkus lists exquisite Spanish Colonial mansion in Hancock Park for $13.8M

Berkus and Jeremiah Brent remodeled the home, and the results are stunning.

‘Glass tray’ observation deck now open in Thailand’s tallest building

The glass tray floor cantilevers more than 1,000 feet in the air, undoubtedly serving up the best views of downtown Bangkok.

Historic ski chalet on last large parcel in Squaw Valley asks $15M

The founding family of Squaw Valley Resort has listed a 30-acre property within walking distance of the ski lifts.

How did NYC woo Amazon to Long Island City?

The city has made public its bid for Amazon’s HQ2

New 3D printer takes the mess out of ceramics

The small desktop 3D printer connects to 3D graphics software to help you craft refined objects like vases, light fixtures, and detailed buddha heads.

You can buy this tiny treehouse shaped like a pinecone

A geodesic dome meets pinecone, this 5.5-ton steel and Redwood tiny house glimmers inside and out.

How architecture can overcome its relevance problem

In a new book, Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena shows how design projects can be oriented in the context of broader societal needs.

The rise of the architect-developer

A closer relationship between architects and developers is unlocking creativity in the built world.

CDC’s first scooter safety study will take place in Austin

National public health center will focus on incidents and injuries in the city during fall 2018

All-black home addition hides playful shapes and colors

The small structure, which includes a bathroom, kitchen, and storage, is a perfect little cube of a space, dressed up with fun geometries and colors.

The biggest Hamptons celebrity real estate stories from 2018

This year, in addition to movie stars and fashion designers buying and selling South Fork properties, politics also had an influence over the celebrity real estate market on the East End.

Tiny concrete cabin makes a cool off-grid getaway

The simple one-room layout includes a Murphy bed-turned-dining room table, small kitchen, wood burning stove, and seating area with operable windows.

Bold minimalist cottage, designed by Marcel Breuer, up for auction

The Hungarian-American modernist Marcel Breuer designed the hillside structure with stilts to "float" above the landscape.

Luxembourg is first country to offer free mass transit to all

Despite its diminutive size, Luxembourg has some of the worst traffic in the world. This plan aims to change that.

2018 was the year of the scooter, and Santa Monica was the epicenter

How Santa Monica, the birthplace of dockless electric scooters, is shaping the multi-billion dollar industry.

Yes, please, to this terrazzo made from recycled materials

Altrock terrazzos are made from a combination of stone waste products like marble flour, marble chips, and broken pieces from marble slabs sourced from interior projects.