It's Official, Someone Bought NYC's First $100 Million Apartment

Here are some things that cost $100 million: Making the film Gravity. Recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. And now, a two-story penthouse occupying the 89th and 90th floors of the new super-luxury high-rise at 157 West 57th Street. » 1/19/15 9:53am 1/19/15 9:53am

The Most Expensive Apartments in the World's Most Expensive Cities

A few days ago Mercer, the global human resources consulting firm, published its current list of the most expensive cities in the world. According to their survey, the most expensive place to station an employee isn't New York or Tokyo. It's Luanda, Angola. » 8/01/13 9:00am 8/01/13 9:00am

Here's Where Some of the 1-Percent Live

"Located on the 25th floor, the open air Terrace Lounge represents the height of urban elegance [...] high above the canyons of Wall Street." Reading the promotional captions of Manhattan's newest luxury condominium—20 Pine Street—makes me want to puke. » 12/18/11 11:10pm 12/18/11 11:10pm

Tiny Transforming Manhattan Apartment Would Make Optimus Prime Proud

In 2005, grade school teacher Eric Schneider paid $235,000 for a 450 square foot studio apartment that originally looked like it had barely enough room for even a bed. So he handed it over to architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson who revamped the kitchen, and designed a central transforming cabinet that now… » 11/12/11 10:00am 11/12/11 10:00am

Someone Please Be Roommates with This Kick Ass Guy from Craigslist

Moving to a brand new city where you don't know anyone? Fuh-fuh-frightening. Not for this guy who posted on Craigslist looking for a roommate. In his words, he's a master chef of yellow squash carpaccio, Vonnegut reader, James Fucking Taylor on the geetar and not a racist. » 8/18/11 4:00pm 8/18/11 4:00pm

Get Blown Away By This Architectural Music Light Show

I love what happens when you put technology in the hands of very creative people like André Chocron. Using only time-lapse photography, the Norwegian director created one of the best music light shows I've seen. » 6/10/11 1:41am 6/10/11 1:41am

This Super Tiny Apartment Is an Amazing Transformer

And here I thought my New York apartment was small! Christian Schallert lives in a 258 square foot space and maximizes the hell out it by hiding everything behind walls, cabinets and clever design. Seriously, watch this. It's freaking amazing. » 5/11/11 11:00pm 5/11/11 11:00pm

The Next Time You Move Out, Leave A Time Capsule Behind The Light Switch

Maybe I'm a sensitive fool, but I've always had a hard time moving out of a place I call home. That's why I'm going to follow these instructions to leave a "time capsule" note behind light switches from now on. » 12/04/10 6:00pm 12/04/10 6:00pm

Dream Home: A Converted Firehouse With A Fire Pole

If you were anything like me growing up, you dreamt about living in a firehouse just so you could have a fire pole to slide down. This San Francisco townhouse is the house I dreamt about. I'm so moving here. » 12/04/10 11:00am 12/04/10 11:00am

This Closet Apartment Costs $68,000

While some people live in spectacular houses that grow from water, dream beaches, luxurious jungle bases, and even awesome subterranean lairs, others have to buy a $68,000 closet home, described as the world's smallest apartment. » 10/06/10 9:40am 10/06/10 9:40am

Living In These Lofts Is Like Living In A McDonald's Playground

I'm sure when I was younger I wanted to live in a McDonald's playground forever. Now, thanks to the imaginative Japanese, I can. These Reversible Destiny Lofts in Tokyo are basically an adult-sized playground masked as housing solutions. » 8/14/10 5:00pm 8/14/10 5:00pm

Don't Take Scissors, Water or Fire into Don Lucho's Paper House

If ever there was a house where certain things were banned, it would be artist Don Lucho's Casa de Karton, where everything is made from cardboard and paper. » 6/21/10 8:40am 6/21/10 8:40am

Remainders - The Good, Bad and Ugly Things We Didn't Post (and Why)

Today in the last frontier otherwise known as Remainders, we've got a mysterious (possibly viral) video involving an apartment stowaway, a prank featuring gay porn and an LCD TV, and a surefire way to kill your Facebook self. » 12/11/09 2:20am 12/11/09 2:20am

This Is What Happens When a Star Wars Fan Is Loaded

There are nerds who have their collections on shelves in their apartments, and then there are rich nerds who turn their apartments into an incredible museum of obsession. And this is the craziest version of the latter I've ever seen. » 9/18/09 10:00am 9/18/09 10:00am

The Citadel: The World's First Floating Apartment Complex

Since Holland is mostly under sea level, keeping houses from flooding is a constant problem. This concept fixes that problem by just having an apartment complex that floats. » 7/30/09 1:00am 7/30/09 1:00am

Entire New 13-Story Building Tips Over in Shanghai

This past Saturday, an entire apartment building in Shanghai collapsed. To be fair, the building was under construction and thus unoccupied, but it's still a minor miracle that there was only one fatality. » 6/30/09 1:30am 6/30/09 1:30am

Alley House Brings Luxury Living to Cockroach Cracks

There's plenty of room left to build in the world's major cities; we just have to be MacGyver about it. Because when one group of architects looked at an alley, they saw the perfect lot for a five-story building that's less then eight feet wide. » 5/09/08 1:30pm 5/09/08 1:30pm

Backpack House: Plummet To Your Death in Style

I suppose it goes without saying, but the "Backpack House" concept is probably the most ill conceived design idea ever. Basically, the idea is that the square footage of an apartment can be increased by hanging a 2-ton add on from the roof or the facade of a building. That means that users would have to crawl through… » 3/04/08 7:00pm 3/04/08 7:00pm

An Apartment's Worth of Furniture In a Box

I've moved 10 times in the last nine years, which means I know quite well how much of a pain it is to pack up an entire apartment's worth of stuff and drag it into a new place. If I had this Casulo, however, moving would be cake, as long as I didn't mind sleeping on a tiny bed sitting on a little stool for eight hours… » 2/11/08 6:40pm 2/11/08 6:40pm