Because you can't move forward without looking back, here now is The Year That Was, wherein Curbed briefly and by no means exhaustively recaps important things that happened in the realms of real estate, interior design and decor, architecture, and shelter media. Month by month, here it goes: sayonara, 2011!
· Marina Abramovic lists her bright, airy NYC loft.
· Martha Stewart's daughter releases a tell-all, and it includes some salty details about Mom.
· The Napa Valley estate of the late winemaker Robert Mondavi hits the market.
· Hearst opens the doors to the 2011 Designer Visions apartment.
· Filipino church pays $800K for the whole town of Scenic, S.D.
· Real estate uses Botox treatments to lure people on open house.
· Tom Brady and Gisele re-list their Boston penthouse.
· In Brooklyn, Esquire's Ultimate Bachelor Pad opens in a $23M triplex penthouse.
· Anonymous superhero saves Richard Neutra's last Beverly Hills commission.
· Also sold to an anonymous buyer: Britain's bonkers Updown Court.
· Guy clads parents' kitchen in tinfoil to celebrate their silver anniversary.
· Sandra Lee airs an absurd Halloween special, wears absurd outfits.
· Plans announced for Ikea's massive, world-dominating London suburb.
· Tory Burch spinoff brand C. Wonder debuts, along with a bunch of cute housewares.
· Robert Redford lists his home in New Canaan, Conn.
· Kardashian sisters announce the in-the-works Kardashian Home collection.
· New York Observer publishes Alexis Bittar's Brooklyn home.
· Architect unveils a staggering plan for a vertical forest in Milan.
· Antiques resource 1stdibs starts curating luxury real estate offerings.
· Exposed: a foreclosure mill that once dressed up like the homeless for Halloween.
· HBO announces plans to turn Michael Gross' Unreal Estate into a series.