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MANSION The Kitchen Design Secrets of Top Restaurant Architects
Dorothy Hong for The Wall Street Journal
For architects in the world of restaurant design, the home kitchen can be a four-star calling card: an opportunity to mesh their personal aesthetic with the insights gleaned from top chefs and hospitality gurus. Practical concerns like space, storage and scratchable surfaces are all part of the challenge.City West: Berlin’s Latest Hotbed of Cool
Alexa Vachon for The Wall Street Journal
In Berlin’s battle for buzz, the rapidly transforming districts in the eastern quarters have been the winners for more than a decade. That is beginning to change, as the former heart of West Berlin, an area now known as City West, begins to reclaim its traditional position as the German capital’s pre-eminent area for prime apartment living.Miami Beach House Built On Parking Garage Asks $34 Million
In Miami Beach, a sprawling home perched atop a public parking garage is going on the market for $34 million. The roughly 5,300-square-foot house, which has an expansive outdoor garden and swimming pool, sits on the top floor of a seven-story concrete parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Road. This is no ordinary garage. Fronted by a glass sculpture by artist Dan Graham, the roughly 300-space garage has ceilings around 30 feet high in places.
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The owners of this circa 1887 house reconfigured the layout while preserving details like stained glass and an embellished ceiling.GREATER NEW YORK REAL ESTATE Development Plan for Former Brooklyn Armory Faces Legal Challenge
One day before the City Council was due to vote on a $200 million development plan for a former Brooklyn armory, Legal Aid attorneys filed a lawsuit seeking to block the project from going forward.DESIGN A Designer’s Dreamy Île de Ré Getaway
Stephen Kent Johnson for WSJ. Magazine
Christian Liaigre has expanded his longtime retreat on the scenic barrier island, transforming a whitewashed cottage into a distillation of his spare and resonant point of view.Miami’s Design District Now Totals 1 Million Square Feet
Paula Castro/Breed London
As art lovers descend on Miami for Art Basel this month, they are finding a greatly expanded Miami Design District, totaling 1 million square feet worth of cultural institutions, public art, restaurants and shops—about twice that of a year ago.