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Man named James Kirk turns home into Enterprise replica

A perfectly logical chain of events Yes, there’s a man in the Sunset named James T. Kirk, and yes, he’s turned part of his home into a replica of the bridge of the original USS Enterprise as it first appeared on TV screens in 1966. It...Show More Summary

Are classes offered by HGTV 'Flip or Flop' stars a sham?

You can probably guess the answer Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the loveably entitled Orange County residents and stars of HGTV’s Flip or Flop, are at the center of controversy over pricey real estate classes supposedly overseen byShow More Summary

Berkeley mini-Tudor asks $985K

Long live the king On Monday we saw a truly royal Tudor in Pacific Heights, hidden from the public for years but now yours to own for a king’s ransom of $14 million. Since not everyone is a $14 million Pac Heights kind of buyer (sadly), we’ve found an addendum of sorts on the other side of the bay in Berkeley. It’s got that same Tudor grandeur. Show More Summary

Bjarke Ingels Group teases Hyperloop plan connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Hyperloop could theoretically make the trip in just 15 minutes Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is dropping clues about its highly anticipated design for a new Hyperloop One transportation system that will connect Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Show More Summary

Musicians John Trivers and Liz Myers get $8.35 million for Hermosa Beach home

Songwriters and musicians John Trivers and Liz Myers have sold their home in Hermosa Beach for $8.35 million — the most expensive residential sale this year in the South Bay community, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The custom three-story home along the Strand in the North Hermosa Beach...

Los Angeles rent comparison: What $1,450 rents in LA right now

Which would you rent? Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five listings within $100 of today's price: $1,250. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px...Show More Summary

Nob Hill duplex remodel asks $2.99 million

Doubling up on your hill holdings The Great San Francisco Remodeling continues, this time with this humble looking Nob Hill duplex. (Note that the home seems to have an identity crisis, pitching itself as Russian Hill. It sits rightShow More Summary

Home of the Day: Post-and-beam bliss beneath the Hollywood sign

Nestled on a hill below the iconic Hollywood sign, this 1957 post-and-beam in Hollywood Hills features walls of floor-to-ceiling glass that invite natural light and blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces. Open living spaces, a centerpiece fireplace and a canyon-facing deck are among features...

The U.S. builds more three-car garages than one-bedroom apartments

Ironic but true These days, your car may have a better chance of finding a place to live than you do. It’s true: there are more three-car garages being built across the U.S. than one-bedroom apartments, according to census data recently...Show More Summary

Can We Inhabit Mars?

Another non real estate tech post, but the possibility of inhabiting Mars is worth the interruption (IMHO). In the beginning of the hour long video below (which I watched last night), Elon Musk says the goal of the speech/presentation is to make becoming a multiplanetary species (on Mars) seem possible. Show More Summary

The ghosts of Pacific Heights

San Francisco’s most exclusive neighborhood is also one of its most haunted, with murder, Nazis, and voodoo in its past Some people never want to leave Pac Heights. And some people really never do, lingering on even after death. Christian...Show More Summary

Watch: The impact of turning a giant landfill into a park

A dog park, picnic areas, and hiking trails The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a plan to turn what was once the nation’s largest municipal dump into a massive public park, says a post on the...Show More Summary

Trump's smashed up Hollywood Walk of Fame star will be repaired 'immediately'

A vandal took a sledgehammer and pick-ax to it Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler says Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be repaired "immediately," after it was smashed up this morning by...Show More Summary

“Strange Lenses” to distort Market Street until 2018

Downtown is getting weirder The Market Street Prototyping Festival has come and gone...but not completely. A few installations proved popular enough that they’ll be left in place for two more years, including Autodesk protege Robb Godshaw’s...Show More Summary

Planning While Black: How cities can design for all

LA's bicycle coalition director on how the way we think about cities needs to change As a civil rights lawyer who is now Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Tamika Butler has spent years working on transportation equity issues. Show More Summary

Wavy footbridge in China is infrastructure at its most playful

Not your average bridge A delightful bridging of infrastructure and design, this wavy, red steel footbridge in Changsha, China makes that oft-uttered proverb about crossing bridges more anticipatory than worry-delaying. Created by Beijing...Show More Summary

Little West Oakland Victorian asks $599K

The most Vic for your buck West Oakland has its own collection of lovely Victorians, including this number at 1615 8th Street circa 1891 which listed for $599,000 (ie, the price of shingles on a similar home in San Francisco). No big...Show More Summary

City committee OKs scaled-down Sunset Strip project designed by Frank Gehry

But critics say it’s still too big Developers trying to raise a big residential and commercial complex designed by starchitect Frank Gehry on the Sunset Strip have agreed to tweak their plans to appease critics, including trimming the...Show More Summary

Composition notebooks: the latest target for a designer overhaul

“Comp” is asking $19 a piece You may not have asked for it, but at long last, the classic composition notebook has gotten a makeover— and a new name. “Comp” is what Aron Fay, the Pentagram graphic designer behind the project, decided...Show More Summary

Top 10 emerging trends shaping real estate in 2017

Affordability, labor scarcity, and the forces shaping the coming year in real estate For months, the real estate market—and markets in general—have suffered a lack of security. From the Brexit aftermath to the U.S. election, political...Show More Summary

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