From our February relaunch to big multimedia packages like “Starter Homes 'R' Us” and “10 Streets That Define America,” it’s been a jam-packed year on Curbed. In the midst of it all, some stories found particular popularity among readers. If this list of the year’s most-read stories is any indication, then it’s clear people will never get tired of gorgeous, expensive, or otherwise exceptional real estate. Hear hear! Lots more where that came from in 2017.
For the sake of variety, this roundup only includes stories published in 2016 (though plenty of eyes continue to turn to our regularly updated guides to tiny houses and prefab homes ready to order, as well as to one very special Indiana house.)
Here we go!
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In this Curbed feature, writer Amanda Kolson Hurley explores why midcentury Americans believed the suburbs were making them sick, unpacking a raft of books about suburban life published in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
This 1955 design is a true modernist gem—the pictures tell all.
Surprise, people are still interested in tiny houses, so we started recapping noteworthy tiny house news and projects. The one pictured above, the “Artisan Retreat” from Handcrafted Movement, is definitely Pinterest-ready.
It was a big year for autonomous vehicles, and Helsinki’s electric-powered driverless bus pilot project caught everyone’s attention.
First published in spring and later updated in fall, this map of the priciest homes for sale in the U.S. covers multi-million-dollar estates, penthouses, ranches, and more—and tracked the fate of one Playboy Mansion.
In a generally tumultuous year for the country and the world, this list focuses on the helpful things you can start doing for your community, right here right now.
R.I.P. Zsa Zsa :( Also she had excellent taste in houses.
Frank Lloyd Wright! Original furniture! On the market for the first time! Need we say more? Anyway, this was a great year to buy a Frank Lloyd Wright house simply because there were just so many for sale.
In honor of Super Bowl 50, we held a tournament of fancy NFL player houses. Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who announced his retirement the day of the game, won with his swanky waterfront home in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Roads paved with energy-generating solar panels? The future is now and that’s exciting.