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This New York house has starred in over 1,800 film shoots—why is it so popular?

The residence was specifically designed to host film and television crews, and has been doing so for 36 years.


Which ‘Game of Thrones’ actor has the best house?

Who will win the Game of Homes? House Clarke, House Headey, or House Harrington?

Ninth annual Architecture and Design Film Festival announces lineup

The five-day festival will open with Catherine Hunter’s documentary Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place.

‘Accidental Wes Anderson’ chronicles whimsical locales in real life

A Reddit thread aptly titled "Accidental Wes Anderson" chronicles instances of life imitating auteur, full of photos of spiraling staircases, grand indoor pools, and other architectural ephemera.

Perfect home renovation turns sinister in trailer for new thriller

Mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple living in a large country house that Lawrence’s character has renovated to perfection.

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Ad exec who inspired 'Mad Men' lists swanky Upper East Side townhouse for $10M

It’s no surprise that Jerry Della Femina’s home is located on East 62nd Street, otherwise known as the street lined with some of the New York City’s priciest mansions.

7 movies to watch if you love old houses

From Grey Gardens to Pride & Prejudice and Clue, these movies simply wouldn’t be the same without the grand mansions in which they take place.

‘I Love Dick’ TV adaptation takes the action to Marfa

In moving the action to Marfa, Texas, instead of California, where the book is based, the series also adds the tiny, design-forward West Texas town to the cast of intriguing characters.

‘Master of None’ looks beyond ‘cookie-cutter’ version of New York life

The second season of Aziz Ansari’s Netflix comedy looks at the city through a naturalistic lens

7 must-watch TV shows for old house lovers

From rehabilitating neglected country houses in England to a vintage Martha Stewart special set in rural Connecticut, these shows are perfect for a rainy day—or any day.

How to design dystopia, from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ production designer

“It has to feel real, like it could happen to you.”

Who should star in a Jane Jacobs biopic?

With a new documentary out, we got thinking: What would a celebrity-studded Jane Jacobs movie look like?

Watch the suspenseful trailer for a new Bjarke Ingels documentary

The trailer for a new Bjarke Ingels documentary titled Big Time teases a more intimate way into the architect’s head, literally.

Jane Jacobs, cities, and activism: a conversation with filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer

‘Citzen Jane: Battle for the City’ opens on April 21

Vintage Sesame Street parody of ‘Grump Tower’ development is brilliant

Oscar learns the Art of the Deal, pains of high-rise living

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Design hits the roof at The Contemporary—Jones Center

A documentary on architect David Adjaye is first up in the downtown museum’s Rooftop Architecture and Design Film Series.

There’s a 24-hour livestream of cats playing in a dollhouse

It’s called "Keeping up with the Catdashians." Naturally!

La La Land, Stranger Things get architecture treatment in watercolor floorplans

Architect and artist Boryana Ilieva paints plan and section views of houses and apartments that serve as the architectural backdrop for movies and shows.

Netflix design docuseries is fast and fun, but lacks criticism

At its best, Abstract: The Art of Design is fast, funny, and informational; at its worst, it swamps the screen with imagery without criticism or context. It premieres February 10.

Mies van der Rohe and the Farnsworth House will get the Hollywood treatment

Details are few for now, but it’s safe to assume that the film would trace the genesis of the modernist treasure, from when it was first commissioned in 1945 to its eventual completion in 1951.

Here are the 2017 Oscar nominees for best production design

Three period films and two space-related ones made the cut. Which movie will take home the golden statuette on February 26?

How HBO’s The Young Pope recreated Vatican City

Elaborate recreations of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s help viewers believe in a pretend papacy.

New Netflix documentary series spotlights the work of 8 global designers

Calling all design-nerds: There’s a new design documentary in town, and judging by the trailer, it looks like it’ll be just as sleek and pleasing to behold as some of your favorite products.

A history of some of the Vatican’s stupendous architecture

The incredible interiors and beatific buildings in the Holy See’s home

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'Mad Men' props, costumes, and archives find a home in Austin

Wondering where the fantastic props, costumes, and research that went into Mad Men will end up? Looks like the answer is at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

13 movies to stream for architecture and design lovers

For the time of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to while away the hours in front of a roaring, flickering television screen.

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University shooting doc on possible Oscar list

Tower, a documentary that looks at the terrible day in the summer of 1966 when a sniper killed 14 people and wounded several others, is on the Academy’s short list.

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“Full House” creator bought the “Full House” home

He even plans to redecorate it to match the show, in the ultimate testament to the power of television magic.

Eero Saarinen documentary to close PBS's 'American Masters' series

Directed by Peter Rosen and featuring Saarinen’s son Eric (who is also its director of photography), the film explores the architect’s life and visionary work through ultra-high definition drone footage, rare archival interviews, and new interviews.

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ house sold

The Pacific Heights house used in Robin Williams’ hit flick Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) has finally found a buyer. The stunning 1893 Victorian masterpiece at 2640 Steiner landed on the market in September for a cool $4,450,000, selling under asking.

Evil buildings: Film’s most malicious architecture

While haunted houses and palatial mansions are all too common, structures that are evil and malicious themselves make things more interesting.

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Horror movie filming locations: A map of the strange, scary, and cursed

From the Exorcist to The Shining, here's where your faves were filmed

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Washington Square West home featured on DIY Network lists for $364K

If you’re an avid DIY Network fan, this kitchen might look familiar to you, because it was featured on the network’s series "Kitchen Impossible." Now, the Washington Square West home is on the market for $364,950.

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Historic Physick House to be on Ghost Hunters TV show

The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks announced last week that the historic Physick House, once home to surgeon Philip Syng Physick, will be the main attraction of Ghost Hunters season 11, episode 10.

Now Hermione Granger’s Muggle home is on the market too

Famous wizards’ pre-Hogwarts house are hitting the market left and right.

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That huge mansion featured in the Rocky movie Creed is up for auction

The 16,310-square-foot home is just 22 miles from city limits, and served as the backdrop of the movie when Apollo’s widower voices her concerns to Adonis about the perils of boxing.

Do you want a virtual tour of Patrick Bateman’s American Psycho apartment?

It’s tiny bit weird if you do, but here you go.

The Dursleys’ house from Harry Potter is on the market for £475,000

Accio down payment!

Emmys 2016: Here are the nominees for outstanding set design in a TV show

To get you primed for our favorite category—production design, naturally—we’re taking a quick look at the contenders vying for the top honors in narrative contemporary fantasy programming, narrative period shows, and narrative half-hour series.