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GentrificationWatch: Eateries, Offices Coming to AD's One-Time Coke Factory

More details are emerging on the plans from developer Atlas Capital Group to develop the former Coca-Cola factory in the Arts District. The groundfloor of the century-old, three-story building will feature 25,000 square feet of retail and 20,000 square...

Bygone Landmarks: At the turn of the century,...

At the turn of the century, Pasadena's Busch Gardens were a local wonder. The elaborate 30-acre grounds began as private, but were opened to the public later, and the enthusiasm for them was intense. "In 1915, it was reported that.....

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: El Royale Apartments at Rosewood and Rossmore Avenues

Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection It's a challenge to identify this building without having its iconic sign in the frame, but two readers were able to do it. Three cheers for Ferryboi and Mudflapslim, who both...

Week in Review: A Photo Tour of Cat Town; Morbid Maps; A Hitchcocker's Guide

· Danny Glover's ex unloaded her Buena Vista manse for $10M. · Take a photo tour of Cat Town, America's first cat café. · Creep yourself out with this map of where people have died in SF. · Sorry,...

new to market: 1920s Mediterranean in Los Feliz Hits Market for First Time in 67 Years, Asks $5MM

According to its listing, this 1927 Mediterranean Revival on Los Feliz's fancy Nottingham Avenue hasn't been on the market for 67 years. Designed by William Charles Tanner, architect of the landmark Arzner-Morgan...

ShowingTime inks biggest MLS deal to date

Showing management technology service ShowingTime has inked its biggest deal with a multiple listing service to date, wooing a North Carolina-based MLS away from a competitor. Carolina Multiple Listing Services Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, has signed...

Flipping Out: Flippers Convert Sad Bernal Fixer into Sleek Contemporary Box

Back in March, flippers purchased a worn-out Bernal fixer for $770K and set about transforming it into a super-slick contemporary box. Out front, the forlorn white siding was switched out for a new stucco facade with lava stone cladding...

Makeovers: LA County Supes Approve Major Rejiggering of Marina Del Rey

Marina del Rey's got some big changes coming its way. First, it's gearing up for a pricey marina clean-up, and now LA County Supes have voted to go forward with a plan that would reorganize its entire marina area...

Monochromes: Have a Look Inside Detroit's Empty Old Masonic Temple

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;...

New to Market: Sweet Brentwood Mid-Century With Canyon Views Asks $3.5MM

Located on the famed Tigertail Road, this mid-century post and beam overlooks the canyons surrounding it more or less without obstruction. Inside, high ceilings and big windows capitalize on the crazy views,...

Conversions: Surprise! The Schoolhouse From 'The Birds' is Adorable Now

Photos by Joseph Schell and Andrew Todd via Houzz Remember that schoolhouse in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, the one all those kids are evacuated from right before they get menacingly, but not, like, suuuuper violently pecked-at by a murder of...

Changing of the Guard: Next week Rec and Parks will...

Next week Rec and Parks will kick off the first phase of a request for proposals for a retrofit of the Palace of Fine Arts. The department wants a tenant with the means to make structural and mechanical upgrades—to the...

Trulia could add a fourth agent to ‘three headed monster’ ads

After adding a third agent advertiser slot to the query box on listing detail pages this year, Trulia could conceivably add a fourth in 2015, CEO Pete Flint told investors on the firm’s third quarter earnings call. Flint said that the...

National brokerage sets up shop in the nation’s capital with acquisition

Carrington Real Estate Services, the brokerage wing of Carrington Holding Company LLC, has entered the Washington, D.C., market by acquiring the largest affiliate of Realty Direct LLC’s franchise network. Wendy Powers, former majority owner of the acquired firm, now heads Carrington’s Washington,...

Curbed Maps: Your Guide to Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Most Important Graves

For those looking to shake up their Halloween routine, may we suggest a leisurely cemetery tour. While all of LA's graveyards have their fair share of celebs interred, Hollywood Forever Cemetery really takes the cake in terms of diversity...

Architecture of the Dead: Czech Cemetery Has a Chandelier Made of Human Bones

Photo courtesy of the Sedlec Ossuary There's really no competition when it comes to creepy cemeteries: the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic has had them all beat since the 16th century, when a half-blind monk collected the bones of...

Fun with Urban Planning: A Sneak Peek at the Urban Interventions Popping Up on Market Street in 2015

"Art Central—Shimmering Stars" is an interactive light installation whose patterns will be determined by the footfalls of pedestrians. This week, the teams that will participate in the first-ever Market Street Prototyping Festival were selected by the San Francisco Planning Department...

Clones: Chicago has no great dearth of...

Chicago has no great dearth of flat-roofed houses designed by Prairie poohbah Frank Lloyd Wright, but if any of those don't meet a homebuyer's criteria, there are always design clones, one of which is currently on the market for $825,000....

Wall Street Cheers 3Q Results of Commercial Real Estate Firms

Wall Street continued to push shares of CBRE Group and JLL closer to their 52-week highs Friday encouraged by the third quarter financial results posted by the world's two largest commercial real estate services firms earlier in the week.

Politico Pads: Joe Biden Gets No More Free Stays at This Historic Cabin

Photo via Wikimedia Commons Could this historic lodge in Grand Teton National Park go down as the historic lodge that brought down Vice President Joe Biden? Possibly maybe somehow, if the Washington Post's coining of the term "Park-Gate" wasn't meant...

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