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High & Low: San Francisco's Most and Least Expensive Home Sales This Week

One of the city's best renovations commands top dollar, while Ingleside Heights drives a $50 bargain It's time again for the High & the Low, a Curbed SF column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. Show More Summary

BART Twitter Challenges LA Metro to Brutal Poetry Slam

It’s on! Never one to shy away from controversy on social media, BART’s Twitter, which has been spewing excellent poetry all day, has officially gone there. Specifically, they’ve got beef with LA Metro, asking the transit system to throw down via a poetry slam. “Haikus only,” dares BART. Show More Summary

Metro and BART Are in a Twitter Haiku Battle Right Now

Expo Line is unassailable, though Nothing says, "It’s Friday" like one transit agency engaging another in a haiku battle. Seemingly unprovoked, Bay Area Rapid Transit threw down the gauntlet, daring Metro to fight a battle of words, because why not? We challenge @metrolosangeles to a transit poetry slam. Show More Summary

Brexit: Something is rotten in Denmark

To say that global financial markets were not pricing in Brexit prior to the vote is an understatement. Financial markets have gone haywire overnight, with many recalling the sell-off following the Lehman Brothers collapse in...

Here's the Future Rail Station That Will Connect Riders to LAX

The Aviation/96th Street station will have bus bays, bike spots, and three platforms The station from the northwest. Via Metro Big changes are coming LAX’s way in the near future. One of the biggest is the planned Metro station at 96th...Show More Summary

Work Finally Begins on Abandoned Landmark SOMA Church

Developer says: Take me to church The prayers of SOMA developers have finally been answered, as construction has reportedly begun on the translation (we are reluctant to say "conversion") of the historic, long abandoned church at 10th...Show More Summary

Concrete House in Brazil Makes the Case for Curves

No 90-degree angles here, folks We’ve seen our fair share of rectilinear modern homes, built of timber, steel, and other materials, but what happens when contemporary architects ditch the 90-degree angle in favor of curves? This private...Show More Summary

Inside Skyspace LA, the US Bank Tower’s Sleek Observation Deck

See the 360-degree view Views from the observation deck atop the West's tallest skyscrapers are no doubt impaired this week as it makes it debut. Wildfires burning near Duarte are filling the Los Angeles Basin with smoke, but the vistas are still expansive. Show More Summary

Concrete Beachfront Chapel Appears to Float at High Tide

Tranquil and soothing It’s been a long week, and all we want is a chance to take a breather—which is why this peaceful chapel on the beaches of Beidaihe (a popular resort district 177 miles east of Beijing) looks so soothing. Built by...Show More Summary

Poll: Would You Vote to Outlaw Sidewalk Camping?

San Franciscans get to decide Camping on the street is technically already illegal in San Francisco, but voters can make it doubly so with Supervisor Mark Farrell’s "Housing Not Tents" ballot measure, which just barely made this week’s...Show More Summary

Colorful Mosaic Tiles Brighten Renovated 387-Square-Foot Flat in Spain

The humble material takes center stage in this revamp Mosaic tile is a versatile surfacing material, able to withstand the kinds of spills, impacts, and other domestic troubles that are part of daily life at home. That may be why itShow More Summary

Gear Up for SF Pride with this ‘Dykes on Bikes’ Photo Gallery

Give it up for the ladies who rev up the Pride parade each year In 1976, a small troop of about 20 to 25 women on motorcycles gathered at the head of the San Francisco Pride Parade, and a tradition began. That same year, the name Dykes...Show More Summary

Charlie Sheen sells another of his Los Angeles-area homes for $5.4 million

Actor Charlie Sheen has divested himself of another Los Angeles-area home, selling a Spanish-style house in the Mulholland Estates area for $5.415 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The 6,625-square-foot home came up for sale in January, about a month after the former “Two and...

How Are You Saving for a Starter Home in LA?

We want to know: Have you started saving? If so, how? Sound off in the comments Welcome to Friday Open Thread, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. The median price of a starter home in Los Angeles is $334,000, according to Trulia. Show More Summary

Advice for first-time sellers

In this week's video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates gives advice to first-time sellers -- something almost every agent will have to do at some point...

AEG, Miffed Over Convention Center Hotel, Won’t Expand LA Live Marriott

The city is exploring building a 1,000-room hotel as part of the convention center reboot A planned 38-story expansion of the Marriott at LA Live is off the table because of competing efforts to put a larger hotel at the neighboring convention center. Show More Summary

Rent in Seattle, Portland, San Diego: What $2,100/Month Gets You Right Now

From an industrial-style apartment to a renovated bungalow Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one person's studio another's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,100/month. Show More Summary

3 Victorian Gems That Will Entice You to the Suburbs

They’ve all been carefully restored With millennials increasingly looking to the suburbs rather than cities for their first homes, it’s fun to consider what options are out there, style wise. There’s the perennially popular midcentury...Show More Summary

How Has Oakland Changed?

Do you live in Oakland, or have you in the past? Sound off Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we ask you to speak up about topics of interest, eviction, gentrification, ultra-chic housing, renovation, and more. Have something you want brought to the table? Let us know. Today we turn across the Bay to Oakland, which is on a wild ride lately. Show More Summary

Why (not) to worry about ‘Brexit’

We all know now that Brexit is not the name of a new breakfast muffin being served at Starbucks. Yesterday, UK voters voted in support of a referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union. The anti-EU supporters won by 52 percent to 48 percent...

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