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Hoffman Castle / Barney and Chapman

Designed in 1904 by the well-known Manhattan firm Barney and Chapman for William Mitchell Vail Hoffman, the Hoffman castle features a stone tower that is visible for miles away. It’s a fitting landmark in Tuxedo Park, a gated community that began as a hunting and fishing refuge for Gilded Age high society. Located about one hour north west of New York City in Tuxedo Park, this seven-bedroom, seven-bath castle-inspired home is on the market for the first time in more than 35 years — via Curbed

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Chalfant Head Residence / Chalfant Head Associates

Ojai, California, is a bucolic valley town encircled by mountains with a focus on the arts, organic farming and wellness. It’s the kind of place to get away from it all, and this three-bedroom, two-bath house looks like the perfect home to which to retreat. Built in 1960 by the local firm Chalfant Head Associates as part of a family compound for the Chalfant Head family, the home’s entrance features a bright orange door and diminutive flat roof that hides the interesting architecture within. It’s on the market now for $2,882,000 — via Curbed

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1971 BSA A65 Thunderbolt restomod / Soiatti Moto Classiche

Based in Novara in northwest Italy, Soiatti Moto Classiche’s bread and butter is concours-level restorations on historic models. In between breathing new life into tired two-wheelers for clients, Daniele and Alberto Soiatti also accept the occasional commission for custom projects. And the latest is this absolutely stunning 1971 BSA A65 Thunderbolt restomod with a street tracker vibe — via Bike EXIF

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3D Printed Community / New Story

The world’s first 3D printed community is currently underway in a remote area in Mexico. The printer has been created as a solution to minimise homelessness and provide safe and adequate shelter for individuals. New Story, a not for profit organisation, which was founded five years ago, aims to provide adequate shelter/housing for people exposed to extreme poverty and unsafe housing — via ArchDaily

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Victorian Italianate Double House / Ludlow, Kentucky

This five-bedroom, two-bath Kentucky home was originally a family stable circa 1840. The structure eventually transformed into a Italianate double house in 1880, and much of that era’s regal attributes remain. But it took a recent renovation to add a bit of Victorian glamour back to the property. Instead of functioning as a duplex as it had in decades past, the home is now a single family residence measuring 200 square metres. 245 Forest Avenue is on the market now for $249,900 — via Curbed

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Munnion Road Residence / Will Alsop

Throughout his career, late British architect and Stirling Prize winner Will Alsop didn’t shy away from playfulness. Known for his bold, unusual buildings like London’s Peckham Library and Wales’ Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre, Alsop brought an irreverent eye to public architecture.

Lesser known is his residential work—likely because there’s only one project to speak of. That project, a 1960s single-story house with an Alsop-designed addition, is now on the market for £475,000 in Ardingly, England.

The house looks typical enough from the front with a brick-clad facade and an oversized front door painted a pale blue-green. Deeper in though, Alsop’s penchant for architectural cheekiness becomes apparent — via Curbed

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Shinjuku Miyabi Residence / Himematsu Architecture

Himematsu Architecture has designed a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, that shows off an artistic and eye-catching façade. The designers were inspired by the Hemp leaf, as it has a very strong growing force and rapid growth speed as seen in nature. By using the leaf pattern on the façade, the designers wish for the new hotel to have the same powerful growth as hemp does in nature — via Contemporist

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Santa Elena Residence / William Cody

The desert landscape was the architect’s muse, a fact that can be seen in this three-bedroom, four-bath home designed by William Cody and constructed in 1957. The 250 square metre ranch uses large walls of glass to create an airy, transparent feel. 572 West Santa Elena Road is on the market now for $1,795,000 — via Curbed

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Yarnell Residence / William Kesling

This 340 square metre four-bedroom, four-bath home in Fallbrook, California, about one hour north of San Diego, is thought to have been designed in 1950 by California architect William Kesling, although there are no building records to confirm this fact Called the Yarnell Residence, the home is located at the highest view point of the former DO Lamb ranch, a sprawling 880-acre avocado farm that dates back to the 1940s. 2489 Via Del Aquacate is on the market for $929,000 — via Curbed

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Prinses Beatrixplantsoen 24 / Herman Haan

This Herman Haan mid century modern house in Rotterdam, Holland dates from 1956, so we are talking over 60 years of growth around the place. But look closely and through the gaps. Not a great deal has changed over the decades. €1,595,000 is the asking price — via WowHaus

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Moose / Zeus Custom

Mooyong, the owner of Zeus Custom of Thailand, presents his second project with Royal Enfield. Prime was a relatively conventional reworking of the 650 with clip-ons and Firestones, but Moose takes things to a new level with a stripped back and more contemporary street tracker look — via Bike EXIF

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Bridge + Cottage + Skyline / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Pleats House / The Ranch Mine

In Phoenix, Arizona, local architecture firm The Ranch Mine worked with a family to transform an old home on a stellar plot of land into the Pleats House, a modern abode loosely inspired by a Saguaro cactus — via Curbed

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York House / Alex Nerovnya

Russian architect Alex Nerovnya is known for his glossy renderings of gorgeous, if constructionally impractical, homes. His latest project, the York House, is no different. Situated in a moody wooded landscape, the home looks like it could have been stamped out of a cookie cutter. Its asymmetrical gabled form appears split in half—the two sections of the home with slanted roofs sit on different levels, separated by a rectangular volume clad in smoked glass. Like most of his realistic renderings, the York House is just striking enough to make you look twice and wish it were real — via Curbed

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Shooting Star / Blaze Makoid Architecture

Blaze Makoid Architecture has recently completed a modern house in Teton Village, Wyoming, for an active family of five who love the outdoors.

The house has a cedar shingle, gabled roof with eaves that extend to protect the reclaimed barn wood siding from the elements. A ribbon of rustic local fieldstone runs the perimeter of the project’s base and also clads the chimneys and feature walls — via Contemporist

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Utility graffiti + Monga Khan on Church / Red Wolf

Poster by artist Peter Drew — originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Bookworm Cabin / POLE Architekci

The Bookworm Cabin is as cosy as its name suggests. Nestled into the woods 48km outside of Warsaw, Poland, the compact weekend home is custom-built for curling up with a book.

Entrepreneur Bart?omiej Kraciuk and interior designer Marta Puchalska-Kraciuk of Moszczy?ska Puchalska design studio worked with POLE Architekci to design the cabin for the sole purpose of relaxing and reading. Its timber walls are lined with bookshelves, while its large windows bring in loads of natural light — via Curbed

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Hasty Flaming Buffalo / Luuc Muis Creations

When Indian delivered a new Scout Bobber to young Dutch designer Luuc Muis, there was a catch: he had just 20 weeks to turn his ideas into metal. And to complicate matters, it would have to be an after-hours job. Because Luuc works full-time for the Harley parts specialist Motorcycle Storehouse and the helmet brand Roeg.

But Luuc delivered, turning his sketches into an incredible Scout Bobber called Hasty Flaming Buffalo, and built in the workshop of his friend Bert Jan of Outsiders Motorcycles — via Bike EXIF

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Interlock / Bureau de Change

Bureau de Change has recently completed a building in London that features an interlocking brick facade made from 5,000 blocks.

Built by boutique property developer HGG London, The Interlock is a five-story mixed-use development that was designed to complement the neighboring architectural styles and brickwork — via Contemporist