A truly green house in Singapore; a hôtel particulier fit for a seventeenth-century Parisian nobleman, complete with an indoor swimming pool; a Bushwick “mancamp” loft for twelve gets civilized; a Tokyo home that makes a tiny lot feel grand; nine massive projects, from a 256-passenger bus in Dresden to a kilometer-high tower in Jeddah; a refrigerator so big it’s a one-unit kitchen; a Perry Street fixer-upper three decades (and 8,500 square feet) in the making; and a city dweller’s haunted weekend mansion. By Wendy Goodman
On the Cover: A hôtel particulier in Paris renovated by Pierre Yovanovitch. Photograph by Jean-François Jaussaud.
When 37-year-old Marissa Mayer bolted Google for Yahoo, she became the first Fortune 500 CEO to take the top job while pregnant. Can a shrewd, ambitious, and glamorous woman with a newborn baby boy really have it all? And even if she can, is that a good thing for working women? By Lisa Miller
Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s largest remaining chunk of emptiness, is about to become the city’s most massive real-estate development. An exclusive look at a private city within the city. By Justin Davidson
New York’s most preposterously expensive new building, One57, is a still-in-construction 90-story tower with drop-dead views of Central Park. A stunning trophy for a member of the global elite? Certainly. But will anyone actually live there? By Matthew Shaer
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