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Curious Cribs: Austin’s Sand Dollar House Gets Big Price Chop

One of Austin’s most iconic homes recently burst back onto the market with a revised asking price of $1.75 million, significantly down from its original $2.2 million. Known as Sand Dollar House, the structure was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice John Covert Watson and is located on the scenic shore of Lake Travis. Sand […]
Tags: Design, Austin, Compass, Frank Lloyd Wright, More Dirt, John Covert Watson

Harry Gesner’s Dreamy Stebel House Hits the Market for the First Time Ever

If a sunken living room, vaulted wood ceilings, exposed beams, and extraordinary views of natural landscape are your cup of tea, your dream home just came on the market: an extraordinary 1961 structure designed by visionary architect Harry Gesner. The three bedroom, 2.5-bath residence, originally built for the S.L. and Jan Stebel and located at […]
Tags: Design, Keller Williams, Midcentury, Harry Gesner, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings, Dreamy Stebel House, Jan Stebel

Hollywood Regency Is That Glamorous Style You’ve Been Trying to Pinpoint

You’ve noticed it for years now: that style that mixes leopard print with glitzy chandeliers, mirrored finishes with curved velvet couches. It’s simultaneously Old World Hollywood and yet still of-the-moment, but you just haven’t been able to put your finger on what it is, exactly. Well, we’re here to tell you that you’ve been drooling […]
Tags: Design, Interior Design, Hollywood Regency, More Dirt

Crawl Out Through the Fallout Into One of These Survival Bunkers

Political turmoil and Covid-19 got you wishing for a place to hide away from it all? Until Elon Musk colonizes Mars, the human race is still tethered to Earth. There are, however, plenty of real estate options that could provide a place to safely wait out global turmoil. Off-gridding and bunkers have become a part […]
Tags: Elon Musk, Design, Earth, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings

Take a Tour of Top 200 Collector Cheech Marin’s Art-Filled Home

Editor’s Note: This story first appeared on “I really identified with the art right away,” actor Cheech Marin told ARTnews for our “Top 200 Collectors at Home,” brought to you by GalleryPlatform.LA. Marin gave us a tour of his art-filled home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. “I knew what it was. I knew what it […]
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Cheech Marin, More Dirt, Collector Cheech Marin, GalleryPlatform LA Marin

For Sale: the Only John Lautner-Designed House in Alaska

This 6,165-square-foot structure has all of the features you’d expect from a house designed by renowned midcentury architect John Lautner: profuse amounts of wood, unusual forms and angles, dramatic design —  except, of course, for the fact that it’s located more than 3,000 miles north of his usual Californian haunts, in the blustery Alaskan city […]
Tags: Design, Alaska, John Lautner, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings, John Lautner Designed House

From Natural Hot Springs to Playground of the Stars: a History of Palm Springs

You know it as a midcentury modern mecca and major center for art and culture. But Palm Springs, Calif., has a long history that stretches back beyond the 1940s and 1950s — all the way to pre-colonial times, when a Native American tribe inhabited the area hundreds of years before the arrival of Europeans in […]
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It’s Back to the Future for These ’70s Retro Homes

The 1970s are, perhaps unfairly, oft derided when it comes to style. Modern sensibilities say the decade took a deep dive into the Mariana Trench of bad taste where interior décor is concerned. Linoleum floors, avocado tiles, fake wood paneling, lava lamps, shag carpets and statement stone fireplaces populated the disco wonderland of design debacles […]
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Unsure How to Select Artwork? An Expert Weighs in With Some Tips

They say that it’s the little things that make all the difference, and that’s definitely the case when it comes to putting those final, finishing touches on a space — like selecting (and hanging!) artwork. It’s typically one of the last items on a to-do list after completing a renovation or a recent move, but […]
Tags: Design, Interior Design, Design Trends, More Dirt

10 Plunge-Ready Celebrity Pools Where We’d Love to Lounge

Fall may be in full swing, but we’re still thinking about lazy days of poolside lounging — ideally with a cocktail or two in hand. And, even though they’ve become an icon of wealth and luxury that reflect the latest design trends or an interest in health and fitness, that wasn’t always the case. Swimming […]
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Working from Home and Needing Design Inspiration? Peek at These Celebrity Home Offices

As we move well into month six (or is it now seven?) of the pandemic, it’s become clear that home offices are not a fleeting trend, but rather an essential staple of many homes — particularly for those in the entertainment industry. With that in mind, we couldn’t help wondering what their home offices look […]
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Take A Peek Inside These Celebrity Home Offices

As we’ve moved well into month six (or is it now seven?) of the pandemic, it’s become clear that home offices are not a fleeting trend, but rather a a regular staple of many homes — especially for those in the entertainment industry. With that in mind, we couldn’t help wonder what their home offices […]
Tags: Design, Home Office, Interior Design, Entertainers, Design Trends, More Dirt

The Coronavirus’ Dramatic Effect on Interior Design

It might seem a little presumptuous to compile a “what to look for in 2021 interior design” piece, as 2020 itself is barely half over. But what a half-year it’s been. Spending months in quarantine has already dramatically impacted design, with new trends that will undoubtedly continue to resonate well into 2021 and beyond. One […]
Tags: Interior Design, More Dirt

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