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New to Market: Beautiful 1928 Pac Pal Building That Housed Tragic Starlet Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe is Up For Grabs

Hey, remember that kooky guesthouse in Pacific Palisades that popped up for rent on Craigslist about a month ago—the one situated above the garage in which the popular actress and restaurateur Thelma Todd met her untimely end in 1935?...

The Quotable Moon Hoon: 12 Facts About Moon Hoon, the Architect and 'Happy Destroyer'

Photo by Kwon Hyeok Jae via Designboom Korean architect Moon Hoon is perhaps king of the world's wealth of playful architecture. But for all his nutty ideas and flashy exterior tweaks, Moon Hoon's distinctive art-meets-architecture style is also technically innovative....

Arrested Development: Anti-Density Lawyer May Have Just Forced 40 People Out of Their New Homes in Hollywood's Sunset/Gordon

The Sunset/Gordon tower, with its fakey Old Spaghetti Factory facade and 22 stories of residences, has finally opened, very, very quietly, and now it might have to close up again. The project has been plagued by controversy and opposition...

Morning Linkage: Variety Sign Gets Less Glamorous Home, Spooky LA Places

· Variety sign moves from Miracle Mile to 405 adjacent · Some spooky LA places to visit this Halloween season · Torrance might try to regulate its hillside trees · Sprawling, bland museum of a house for sale in...

Perks of the Job: Inside Lyft's Pink, Mustachioed Headquarters in the Mission

Lyft moved into its Mission District headquarters in April, taking over former office space occupied by UCSF. Photos via Patricia Chang Cavernous industrial spaces have become so synonymous with tech offices that one would hardly think of pitching investors without...

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Sunset Boulevard and Sweetzer Avenue in WeHo

Ferryboi was the first to answer and he did so correctly: according to the archives, this photo is of Sunset Boulevard just west of the Château Marmont, close to Sweetzer Avenue. The Château can been seen in the background...

Zillow CEO: Trulia acquisition could close this year, Pete Flint expected stay on

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff says the company’s had “a lot of conversations with the Federal Trade Commission” over its planned acquisition of rival Trulia, and he’s “confident that the deal will close late this year or early next, and that...

Unarrested Development: There's a bit of movement on...

There's a bit of movement on a years-in-the-making plan to put a high-rise at Eighth and Catalina in happening Koreatown. The 27-story Catalina Apartments would have 269 apartments, 7,500 square feet of groundfloor commercial space, and 562 parking spaces if...

Celebrity Real Estate: Lady Gaga Bought a Crazy Secret Bowling Alley House in Malibu For $23 Million

Whoa, TMZ reports that Lady Gaga has just bought her first house in Southern California and it is, sadly, more "new, classy Lady Gaga" than "old school bananas Lady Gaga," but it's...

Join Us: Los Angeles Wouldn't Be Los Angeles Without Cults

If you have any interest in the history of L.A., you're doing it wrong if you haven't been keeping up to speed on Curbed L.A.'s Cults Week. Luckily, Cults Week accepts all who come to it with a thirst...

Boutique real estate brokerage sells 50 percent stake to big developer

One of New York City’s biggest developers, the Related Companies, has bought a 50 percent ownership stake in CORE, one of the city’s most well-known boutique residential real estate firms, the New York Times reported. Terms of the deal were...

Eichler Spotting: In San Francisco, 87-year-old billionaire Lorry...

In San Francisco, 87-year-old billionaire Lorry Lokey just listed his apartment on the 29th floor of the Joseph Eichler-developed Summit building for $6.25M—and, good news, he'll be donating the proceeds to charity. This act of real estate philanthropy comes as...

AM Linkage: Lexington Club to be Sold; Solar Eclipse Photos; Flying Cars

A photo posted by Zachary Roth (@zmroth) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:01pm PDT · Twitter-funded learning center for homeless finds a Mid-Market spot · Oh No! The Lexington Club to close after 18 years · Fee to use Golden...

The myth of buying a home and staying put: Tiny home in Pasadena reaching peak prices as square footage decreases.

Whenever we see an analysis of the benefits of buying a home there is always this underlying assumption that you will stay put in the same residence for a long duration. Of course, most people in places like California hop on and off the property ladder game multiple times. Repeat sales continually cut into equity […]

Eater Tastings: Michelin's Affordable SF Favorites; A Terrifying Noe Hooters Prank; Dishes For Two; More!

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week. BAY AREA—What are the Bay Area's best affordable restaurants? Michelin chose 76 of them for its annual Bib Gourmand honors....

Rays on the roof: Next week Supervisor David Chiu plans...

Next week Supervisor David Chiu plans to introduce a resolution requiring all new buildings to include solar panels, roof gardens, or both. The rule would apply to residential and commercial construction alike, wherever feasible. The goal of the initiative, dubbed...

Competitions: The 36 Weirdest Proposals for the Guggenheim Helsinki

While it remains to be seen whether Helsinki will actually get a Guggenheim museum, the proposals for the project have been revealed in a rather innovative way. The anonymously submitted designs, of which there are 1,715 from 77 countries,...

Young Guns 2014: Reminder: Young Guns Nominations Close in Exactly Two Weeks

Here's your official reminder that nominations are open for Curbed Young Guns 2014, our search for the next wave of architects and interior designers. Nominees must be under the age of 35 and they must be based in the United...

Development Watch : Kirkham Heights Reboot Would Bring 460 Units to the Sunset

Rendering via Westlake Urban San Mateo-based Westlake Urban is hard at work crafting plans to redevelop the 64-year-old Kirkham Heights Apartments, nestled just behind UCSF in the Inner Sunset. As of now, the idea is to tear down the 86...

Topo Tripping: Cool Synesthetic Map Turns SF's Topography into Rainbows

Images via Data Pointed Data visualizer and McDonald's heat-mapper Stephen Von Worley has turned his cartographic bag of tricks to the urban street grid. He's released a set of city maps that color-code streets according to how closely they hew...

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