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Newly Fantastic Spanish Flip in Monrovia Now Asking $699k

Photos via Redfin This Monrovia house built in 1924 last sold in August, and is now nearly unrecognizable. The former definite fixer-upper has received a serious overhaul, transforming it into a Spanish Revival-style dream with three bedrooms and two...

Economic events overseas have a similar feel to a merger of two black holes

Markets have found a patch of stability today, the U.S. 10-year Treasury trading at 1.72 percent, which has pulled 30-fixed no-point mortgages down into a range near 3.625 percent. At these levels, only about 0.25 percent above the all-time lows at the end of...

Harry Gesner: An Architect, Maverick, and Modern Adventurer Riding the Waves

Harry Gesner and crew working on the Sandcastle House, his home on the Malibu Coastline, which was finished in 1970. All images provided by Harry Gesner/Lisa Stoddard unless otherwise noted. To grasp how 90-year-old Harry Gesner, Malibu's maverick modern...

One of the Last Handsome Old Buildings in DTLA's Historic Core is Going Residential

After years of no news, it appears that the plan to convert the Historic Core's Banco Popular building, aka the HW Hellman Building, into apartments is rolling once again. (It only took about four years.) The plans are a...

What Happens in Porter Ranch Now That the Enormous Gas Leak is Finally Plugged?

Image via John Sequeira / Curbed LA flickr pool It took three and a half months, but the Southern California Gas Company finally has control of the leaking well at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field. The gas...

Bizarre Buena Vista Home With Basketball Court Wants $6.2M

The huge five-bedroom home at 415 Buena Vista Avenue isn't your standard San Francisco house. First of all, there is a basketball court out back—no, not just a hoop, but a proper half-court ready for pickup games. From the front,...

Beautiful Short Film Captures Mies van der Rohe's Legacy

All photos via Sotheby's Just in time for pre-weekend movie time, ArchDaily has unearthed a fantastic Mies van der Rohe tribute created by Swiss filmmaker Alexander Favre. The meditative five-minute video splices together quaint footage of Mies' most well known...

Aqua Duplex Penthouse Has Huge Balcony, Sweeping Views

Here's a chance to own a very unique and rare penthouse at Studio Gang's Aqua in Lakeshore East. The unit is quite large at 3,500-square-feet, but the star of the show here is the wall of windows and the...

SF's Highest Penthouse Rises on the Market, Asks $4M

Photos courtesy Sotheby's International Realty The property at One Rincon Hill can offer something no other unit currently on the market can: Not only is this the highest penthouse in San Francisco, it's the most lofty one west of.....

Home of the Day: A Tuscan-inspired estate in Solvang

This newly built Tuscan-style estate in the Santa Ynez Valley offers a taste of the Old World with 150-year-old hand-hewn oak beams, limestone floors and walls done in Marmorino and Venetian plaster. A courtyard with a bocce ball court, outdoor kitchen and pizza oven invite outdoor entertaining,...

Weird Kickstarters of the Week: Digital Middle Finger, Wall Pocket, and More

Some Kickstarter campaigns become very successful. Some are, perhaps, ahead of their time. Each week, we bring you three design-related Kickstarter campaigns that are not yet fully funded, for reasons that may or may not become apparent. Have you ever...

Watch Will Ferrell and Art Celebs Goof Around at the La Brea Tar Pits and Natural History Museum

"The mammoth... had a lot of body issues." The Natural History Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits kicked off a new video series yesterday with videos from funny man (and part owner of Los Angeles's new soccer...

Miniature Paper Dioramas Immortalize Wes Anderson Film Sets

A view into artist Mar Cerdá's miniature diorama of the set of Wes Anderson's Darjeeling Limited. Photo via Mar Cerdá via Designboom. What's more whimsical than the world of Wes Anderson films? Few things. But these paper miniatures of...

A Twitter for Following Agents and Regions?

Why isn’t there a way to follow all the listing activity (new listings, price changes, pendings, solds) for regions and agents I care about with a native app? Email listing alerts, with a Twitter-like interface (follow agents, brokers, franchises, ZIP codes, neighborhoods, cities). Show More Summary

Restored 1908 Swedish Home Mixes Old and New Like a Dream

All photos by Petra Bindel via Milk Decoration After a nearly three-year renovation, Swedish interior designer and former model Malin Persson and her Italian husband managed to resuscitate a circa-1908 Malmo? house into a marvelous home to raise their kids...

These Ottomans Are Meant to Resemble Soufflés

This ottoman series from Cecilie Manz for Swedish company Offecct is meant to resemble a series of soufflés. But does it? On one hand, yes. The shape of the ottomans (ottomen?) is clearly the shape of a soufflé. You've...

What $50K/Month Rents You in Miami Right Now

1278 S Venetian Way via Zillow Since it's Friday, we're unleashing the deep ball, seeing what a goliath budget of $50,000 a month rents you across five Miami neighborhoods. From a yacht-inspired estate to Balinese-style home, there's a lot to...

Take a Terrifying Trip Around Dubai With This Drone

Be sure to stick around until the end of this video, when the intrepid little drone makes its way to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world's (current) tallest building, and then heads straight down. You won't regret...

See the Floating Library on Echo Park Lake Before It's Gone

we've docked at the #floatinglibrary #echoparklake A photo posted by minh phan (@mignardisesla) on Feb 11, 2016 at 3:19pm PST This Sunday is the last day that visitors to Echo Park Lake will see a library on a raft...

Of Course the Silver Lake Whole Foods Could Have a Tattoo Parlor Inside

When news came last year that the new Silver Lake Whole Foods would be the first in the chain's relatively more affordable 365 line, the reaction was lukewarm. But, it turns out, that just means Silver Lake could have...

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