Inside Martin Scorsese’s New York City Homes
Martin Scorsese is as much a New York City icon as his good buddy Robert De Niro—and like his longtime collaborator, he’s never strayed too far from his roots. Born in Queens in 1942 and raised in Little Italy, the director seems to have an affinity for the city that has never wavered. He did, however, admit to having a bit of a dilemma when it came to where in the city he should ultimately call home. “I’m a die-hard New Yorker, but I’ve spent my life making movies and living on location,” he told Architectural Digest in 1994. “When I was ready to make a home for myself, I didn’t know what style of living in Manhattan would make me feel most comfortable. It depends where you start from. I started from the Lower East Side tenements. I certainly wasn’t going back to Elizabeth Street. But where did I belong?” Scorsese ultimately landed in the Upper East Side, where he currently still lives. Below, we’re giving a glimpse into a few of his homes over the last few decades, including his current town house, where, the octogenarian recently told GQ, he likes to hole up on the fifth floor to make movies.
Pierre Yovanovitch Lands Stateside With His First New York Furniture Gallery—Take a Look Inside
Less than two months after opening his inaugural furniture gallery in Paris, AD100 honoree Pierre Yovanovitch is bringing his dynamic designs Stateside with a permanent home of their own. Situated on the penthouse level of a prewar building in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, the 10,000-square-foot space will open on December 1.
This 580-Square-Foot London Apartment Maximizes Space With Sliding Walls and Doors
In 1924, Dutch socialite Truus Schröder commissioned architect Gerrit Rietveld to build her a house that embodied her progressive ideals about family life. She requested that the Utrecht home be free of boundaries and constraints, so Rietveld designed a completely open floor plan with sliding walls that allowed for flexibility. This clever, ahead-of-its-time setup not only earned the structure a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, but also inspired Studiomama’s recent renovation of a compact North London abode.
Watch Tan France’s Utah Dream Home Come to Life in This New Series From AD
Fans of Queer Eye star Tan France know that the style guru, designer, and TV personality has an impeccable eye when it comes to fashion. It therefore comes as no surprise that his discerning point of view also translates to interior design and architecture—and that side passion is at the heart of a new video series from AD that launches today.
See the 12 Tallest Buildings in the World
Skyscrapers that seem to rise endlessly above the cities at their feet fascinate more than just architecture enthusiasts. And nothing proves that more than the tallest buildings in the world. Their striking design plays a part, no doubt, but their seemingly physics-defying existence is what really draws a viewer’s eye up. While tall buildings can be found all over the planet, most of the tallest are located in Asia. In fact, half of the building in this list are in China alone. Read on to learn about these wonders of engineering, where they’re located, and some of the fascinating stories behind them.
How Le Creuset Became a Favorite Household Staple in the Zillennial Pantry
All products featured on Architectural Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. My introduction to Le Creuset came like many people’s these days: on my feed. It all started when the cookware brand launched its...
Stephen Sondheim’s Longtime NYC Town House Sells to a Fan for $7 Million
The Manhattan town house where the late musical theater composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim lived for approximately 60 years has a lucky new owner. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sondheim’s estate was able to get the full $7 million asking price on the sale of his Turtle Bay Gardens home. As told by Compass listing agent Michael Franco who held the listing, the coveted dwelling garnered plenty of interest as it was well-priced and came with some serious Broadway cachet. Although the buyer has not yet been revealed, Franco told the WSJ that they are “a Sondheim fan” and that they plan to use the 5,700-square-foot town house as their primary residence.
Craftsman House: Everything You Need to Know
The craftsman house has been around for more than 100 years, making it one of America’s favorite architectural styles, with timeless home-design elements. “Craftsman-style homes are an expression of handcrafted artistry and natural materials utilized in honest ways,” says Rachael H Grochowski, founder and principal at RHG Architecture + Design in Montclair, New Jersey.
The 15 Best Places to Live in the US
Each year U.S. News & World Report releases a list of the Best Places to Live in the US. These top-rated cities always include a few big players, like Boston and San Francisco, as well as some surprises, like Green Bay, Wisconsin, landing the #1 spot. To determine the best cities, U.S. News considers a multitude of factors, including quality of life, the local job market, value for your money, and the place’s desirability. And while we agree that all these factors are important in determining where to live in America, we’d also throw access to art and design into the mix. That’s why we used the U.S. News list as a jumping off point—zeroing in on the top 75 and picking the 15 best places to live for design lovers.
Workshop: How to Design for the Modern Workplace
We’re experiencing a work evolution. Hybrid is the future—but even that can look different from one organization to the next. It’s time to ask: Is today’s office design giving employees what they need to do and feel their best?. On November 30 at 1 p.m. ET,...
Why Wayne Manor From Batman Begins Needs Saving
An English country manor featured in Batman Begins, the first entry of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, has been abandoned since 2022. Historic England’s Heritage at Risk program, which evaluates the state of England’s historic sites to discern which are most in danger of “being lost as a result of neglect, decay, or inappropriate development,” has officially designated the estate at risk. It served as Wayne Manor—the caped crusader’s HQ—in the 2005 action drama.
Bono Named as Investor Behind an Enormous Hollywood Hills Spec House Project
Amid his residency at the Sphere in Las Vegas, Bono is exploring another business venture a little further west. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the U2 frontman is an investor in a sprawling Los Angeles spec house, which has been taking shape in the Hollywood Hills over the past few months. The property is on prominent display for drivers heading north on Fairfax Avenue, per the report, and apparently features an elevated driveway and a hefty foundation. Structured by Plus Development group, the triangular main dwelling and what looks to be a guest house were designed by Noah Walker, an architect responsible for multiple modern and angular dwellings in the area which have sold for eight figures in recent years.
Louis Vuitton Launches Tableware, Diptyque Unveils Ravishing Flagship Renovation, and More News
From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this biweekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know. Product Spotlight. Louis Vuitton enters the tabletop category. Louis Vuitton expands its home collection with enchanting tableware sure to...
The Best Cyber Monday Couch Deals, from Burrow to West Elm
All products featured on Architectural Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When it comes to holiday deals in the world of home decor, interior design, and furniture, Cyber Monday couch deals are some of...
What Is a Townhouse?
Perhaps due to their ubiquity, the question begs to be asked: What is a townhouse? Whether you’re looking for a New York–style row house or thinking of that Texas condominium townhome with a communal fitness center, this style of home happens to be a favorite among first-time homebuyers. But with real estate agents slapping the name “townhouse” on everything and homeowners associations and HOA fees making homeownership feel more like a chore than a big step forward in adulthood, the mere idea of moving your family into a townhouse can be daunting and confusing.
87 Amazon Cyber Monday Deals 2023 Your Home Deserves
All products featured on Architectural Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. No, this is not a drill: The best Amazon Cyber Monday deals are happening now, which means it's time to head to the...
63 Amazon Black Friday Deals 2023 Your Home Deserves
All products featured on Architectural Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. No, this is not a drill: The best Amazon Black Friday deals are happening now, which means it's time to head to the...
Rich Walnut and Shiny Brass Bring This Manhattan Apartment Back to the Gilded Age
The age-old expression “the best things in life are free” probably wasn’t referring to family real estate, but for one New York City public school teacher, acquiring a mortgage-free apartment from her mother was the ultimate gift. Not only was she given the opportunity to move into a beautiful Flatiron District co-op building, but she was also able to reserve her savings for a complete overhaul of the abode.
Inside Emma Stone’s Stylish Real Estate Portfolio
Emma Stone is a notoriously talented chameleon of an actor. The Oscar winner has played a starry-eyed dreamer, a comic book heroine, an unwitting pharmaceutical test subject, and a young Cruella de Vil, but her latest role has brought her into the home improvement space. Stone currently stars in Showtime’s dark comedy The Curse opposite Canadian humorist Nathan Fielder. The pair play newlyweds who are bent on bringing eco-friendly homes to Española, New Mexico, while also filming their HGTV-style reality show, Flipanthropy. And while Stone hasn’t (yet) expressed interest in hosting her own house-flipping series in real life, the actor has an extremely sharp eye when it comes to real estate. The Arizona native has owned homes in New York City, Los Angeles, and most recently Austin, each property boasting a unique vibe and aesthetic, much like her varied roles. Below, we’re sharing a glimpse into each of Stone’s residences, past and present.
25 New Design Books You’ll Want to Add to Your Holiday Wishlist
Cooler temperatures always bring with them a bevy of new design books. With the frenzied holiday season around the bend, there is even more incentive to carve out some cozy reading time. We’d suggest starting with these 25 fresh arrivals, broken down by category, from some of the industry’s top talents.
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