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Inside the Other Iconic French Château

Before there was Versailles, there was Vaux le Vicomte, a château an hour southeast of Paris that many believe surpasses its famous sibling—more...

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Nendo's Oki Sato

Collaborating with everyone from Walt Disney to Louis Vuitton, architect Oki Sato, founder of the Japanese firm Nendo, is the man of the moment....

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The Wit of Kit Kemp

By all classical standards, the London hotelier's dazzling pairings of color, fabric and art should clash. Instead, they deliver perfect bliss.

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Javier Marín's Greatest Work Yet

In Yucatán, outside of Mérida, Mexico, the artist is completing one impressive colossus deep in the wilderness.

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Malcolm McDowell's Ojai

The actor and his wife, Kelley McDowell, have created a montaintop sanctuary far from the Hollywood scene.

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An Epic Expansion: The Frick Collection

Architectural experts weigh in on the grand ambitions of New York City's Upper East Side grande dame.

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A Surf Resort's Luxury Makeover

Hotelier James McBride—who ran Grosvenor House in London and The Carlyle in New York—has partnered wth real estate developer Chris Burch to...

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Can You Believe This Isn't Real?

In the era of architectural renderings, if you have to ask, it probably isn’t.

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Intelligent Design: 6 Home Essentials

Homeowners no longer have to choose between beauty and brains—today's housewares enjoy both.

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How Did the Best Cookies Become a Lifestyle?

Ladurée's macarons are more than just a confection. They have become a totem of sophistocation—for a mere $2.80, the world of "Gigi" is yours in...