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Monochromes: Peek Inside a Posh Fifth Avenue Jewelry Store from 1944

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the internet's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline;...

Eater Tastings: SF's Most Iconic Restaurants and Dishes; Liholiho Yacht Club Comes Into Port; More!

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week. Scoma's cioppino. Photo via Patricia Chang SAN FRANCISCO—This week was Classics Week on Eater, and we kicked things off with...

Skyscraping: That unfamiliar sight to the right...

That unfamiliar sight to the right is San Francisco's skyline as captured by an aerial photographer in 1959. The Chronicle dug into its archives to compare aerials from the same vantage point between 1959, 1979, and today. Even if the...

50 Pantone Shades of Grey: Even Christian Grey's Virtual Reality Flat Comes On Too Strong

50 Shades of Grey, the world's very first Twilight fanfic BDSM classic, is going to debut in theaters very soon, which is why there's a virtual reality tour of Christen Grey's apartment on the internet. No one ever asked...

Very Expensive Bowls: Round Out Your Super Bowl Weekend with These Super Bowls

Why super bowls, you may be wondering, beyond the terrible pun? Perhaps for some perspective; the entire purchasing power of these exorbitantly priced heirloom bowls (which include an original Picasso) would cost a bowl collector the equivalent of about...

Space Oddity: Bonkers Alameda Bungalow with Intergalactic Vibe Asks $675K

There is nothing conventional about Alameda's 1029 Broadway. Virtually every room of the bungalow has been painted, sculpted or built into an otherworldly experience. The walls in one bedroom have been cut out and shaped to resemble something like...

Adventures in Interior Design: See a Renovated Chelsea Condo in a Historic Cast Iron Building

The O'Neill Building, located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 20th Street in Chelsea, is a stone cold stunner when it comes to historic cast iron buildings, so when Bade Stageberg Cox Architecture was hired to redesign...

Open House Report: Weekend Open House Report: Big Bucks Edition

Location: 1533 Sutter St. at Gough St., Lower Pac Heights Size: 6-bed, 7.5-bath, 7,375-square-foot single-family home Price: $6.595M Pitch: "Fully modernized, 1890 Queen Anne Victorian Mansion! Period details have been restored in this 7,375 sq. ft. residence with soaring ceilings,...

Ikea Watch: Ikea Finally Decides to Up Its E-Commerce Game

A shopper looks around in a store of Ikea in Gwangmyeong, south of Seoul—Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images It's no good if the Internet keeps whetting your appetite for cool new products from Ikea but you can't easily navigate to...

Mindboggling Reveals: Renderings Released for Controversial Rentals at 16th, Mission

The controversial 345-unit rental building proposed by developer Maximus Real Estate Partners at 16th and Mission streets has been dubbed "the monster in the Mission" by Mission residents opposed to gentrification. Until now, however, images of the planned building at...

Celebrity Real Estate: Jennifer Lopez Selling Classy House in Hidden Hills For $17M

Former In Living Color flygirl and present singer/producer/actress Jennifer Lopez has quietly listed this sprawling Hidden Hills estate that she and then-husband Marc Anthony bought back in 2010 for $8.2 million, says Variety. With 17,129 square feet and nine...

Farewells: After just 10 months in operation,...

After just 10 months in operation, the Coachman, Charles Phan's British-inspired SoMa eatery, will have its last seating tonight. It seems the restaurant never found its audience, despite an inventive menu and well-appointed interiors by Olle Lundberg, who fashioned the...

Recommended Reading: One Night in a Pod Hotel; Changing the Look of EU Buildings

Welcome to Curbed's weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories. Please be in touch if you have a story to recommend. One of Tokyo's famous capsule hotels. Photo via Trip Advisor 1. Writer Aaron Gilbreath spent...

Pricechopper: $30M Mega-Manse 2724 Pacific Gets Nip-Tuck, Falls to $21.75M

The 13,500-square-foot mansion at 2724 Pacific Avenue has been on the market since November 2012, and, with a $30 million asking price, has at various points over the past couple of years been the most expensive home for sale in...

House of the Day: One of Ricardo Legorreta's Last Commissions Lists for $16M

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Beverly Hills, Calif. Price: $15,950,000....

Free ways to fight negative real estate publicity

Search engines are now the marketplace where it makes the most sense to invest most of your real estate marketing budget. But competitiveness for high rankings has resulted in an ugly trend whereby some may try to destroy the reputations of those above them through negative SEO or publicity...

Wright Stuff: It's official: 10 buildings by Frank...

It's official: 10 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If approved in 2016, these would be the first pieces of modern American architecture to receive the designation. Acquaint yourself with all of them,...

Makaan.com Launches New Mobile Site

Makaan.com’s has revamped its mobile site making it an ideal “On the Go destination” for property buyers.

Curbed Maps: What a 49ers Salary Can Buy Around the Bay Area, Mapped

With an average salary of $19 million per year and a contract worth $114 million, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could easily pick up San Francisco's most expensive home, but not every player is so lucky. The average 49ers...

Preservation Watch: Tour the 10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

L.A.'s Hollyhock House. Photos courtesy the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Preliminary efforts were announced in June, and now it's official: 10 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright have been officially nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Secretary of the Interior...

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