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Located in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the Stuart Richardson House was built in 1941 and designed as a Usonian House by Frank Lloyd Wright. Usonia was the famed architect’s word for the United States and for his vision for the landscape of the country, including the planning of cities and the architecture of buildings. The Richardson House is an 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home in a leafy suburb listed for $1.2 million when it went on the market last month. “We typically see 15 to 20 Wright houses on the market at any given time,” says John Waters, preservation programs manager at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in Chicago. The non-profit acts as a networking organization for Wright scholars and enthusiasts, and, on its website, keeps an active list of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings on the market. (📸: Stuart Richardson House)
Financially troubled maker of luxury SUVs and sports cars Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been boosted recently by its decision to accelerate electric car production, and a $626 million loan guarantee from the British government. But JLR was reminded of reality Tuesday when Fitch Ratings downgraded some of its debt citing weakening markets, high investment spending requirements, the prospect of a “disorderly” Brexit, and worries about tariff wars. More at the 🔗 in our bio. (📸: Getty)
Mexican drug lord, ‘El Chapo’ was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years by a New York court. The kingpin of the Sinaloa Cartel, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, is expected to live out the rest of his days in a Colorado supermax prison following his conviction on drugs, money laundering and firearms charges. Witnesses in the trial told how he tortured and participated in the murder of his enemies. The sentencing brings to an end years of legal wrangling - Guzman escaped from a Mexican prison in 2016, but was later arrested and extradited to the US the following year. (📸: 2014, STR/LatinContent via Getty Images)
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A 439-acre contemporary mountain retreat in Colorado has hit the market for $78 million. Casteel Creek Retreat was built in 2001, the 32,000-square-foot main house is clad in copper, steel, glass and stone and features curated finishes such as imported flamed Vyara granite and exotic marbles. The full property can easily and comfortably accommodate 40 or more overnight guests. Together with the main house, the retreat includes 21 bedrooms and 34 bathrooms. All structures and living quarters are fully furnished, including a Dale Chihuly chandelier in the dining room. The current owner is extended family, but the retreat was set up the with corporations in mind to easily accommodate a conversion. Click the 🔗 in our bio for more photos of the retreat. (📸: Scott Cramer/LIV Sotheby’s International Realty)
‘Game of Thrones’ has set a record with 32 Emmy nominations this year, beating out ‘NYPD Blue’ that had been in the lead since 1994 with 26 nominations. The 71st annual Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on September 22, and as of now, is without a host. Click the 🔗 in our bio for the full list of shows, stars and helmers battling it out for television's top prizes. (📸: HBO)
China is in the middle of an all-out museum building boom that is unparalleled in history. As part of a broad central government initiative, thousands of museums, including the Ordos Museum, have been built across the country over the past decade, with a staggering 451 being opened in 2012 alone. Shanghai even went as far as opening two different art museums directly across the river from each other on the same day. Like many other sectors of China's unprecedented economic rise, the obsessive drive to build more and more cultural facilities has resulted in a conspicuous dearth of exhibits, let alone demand from people wanting to visit them -- leaving hundreds of massive, often opulent, and architecturally iconic buildings sitting underused or even completely empty today. Click the 🔗 in our bio to learn more about the empty ‘ghost’ museums. (📸: Getty)
Stitch Fix founder and CEO Katrina Lake became $45 million richer in just one day after her e-commerce company delivered another quarter of double-digit growth. The online personal shopping service, which uses a combination of data science and human stylists to send customers personalized outfits in the mail, smashed expectations in its quarterly earnings report last month. Lake, one of America's richest female entrepreneurs has a net worth of more than $400 million. Read more about her story at the 🔗 in our bio. (📸: @jameltoppinphoto )
Marilyn Monroe’s old hideaway has been listed for $115 million in Los Angeles’ most exclusive neighborhood. The Owlwood Estate, boasts nine bedrooms and ten bathrooms across the main house, guest house, and staff quarters, and has been inhabited by Hollywood moguls and luminaries since it was built in the early twentieth century. Following Florence Quinn and her family, the subsequent owners of the ostentatious 12,200-square-foot mansion include hotelier Joseph Drown, business partner of Conrad Hilton and founder of Hotel Bel-Air, 20th Century Fox founder and first president of United Artists Joseph Schenck, oil tycoon William Keck, and actor Tony Curtis who sold the house in 1974 for approximately $750,000 to iconic music duo Sonny and Cher. The pair had coveted the property since they attended a birthday party for Tony Curtis, and eventually convinced him to sell. While Joe Schenck was the lucky inhabitant of Owlwood, he met Marilyn Monroe on a studio lot at 20th Century Fox. Schenck often hosted the starlet at Owlwood for dinner and she visited frequently, so much so that they quickly became rumored lovers although she fervently denied it. (📸: Compass)
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