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City committee approves plan to overhaul Downtown LA’s Civic Center

The plan also calls for the demolition of the historic Parker Center building The Los Angeles City Council’s Entertainment and Facilities Committee approved on Tuesday a master plan for Downtown LA’s Civic Center that would dramatically...Show More Summary

Pellicano Group launches property listing app for its $350m portfolio

“The digitalisation of our lives is occurring and our industry needs to innovate and find new ways to connect with customers. This app will be updated in real time and put our whole portfolio in the hands of our agents and investors...

Why Ascendas isn't worried about Airbnb

Tan Juay Hiang, CEO of Ascendas Hospitality Trust, says the company targets business hotels and travelers rather than the leisure space Airbnb operates in.

Geoff Palmer’s Broadway Palace apartments bring surprisingly cool signs to Broadway

The rooftop sign looks like it has been there forever Developer Geoff Palmer’s newest apartment complex is quite the departure from the fakey, Italian Renaissance-inspired complexes for which he is known. The Broadway Palace was designed to fit into the historic district on Broadway in Downtown LA. Show More Summary

Zameen.com takes its property app to the next level

As part of the update, Zameen's mobile app now boasts a ‘New Projects’ section; a feature available on the Zameen.com website as well. Through this feature, users can browse through new and upcoming housing and commercial projects available in the realty market.

The end is near for Eagle Rock’s unsightly ‘Pillarhenge’

New housing is set to replace the neighborhood eyesore Pillarhenge—the remains of an unfinished recession-era housing development that went belly up—has been a thorn in the side of Eagle Rock residents for nine years now. But today brings good news for the Pillarhenge haters. Eastsider LA reports that new housing is headed to the lot. Show More Summary

Santee Village corner loft seeks $499K

Large windows, a nice kitchen, and access to a great rooftop This 750-square-foot loft in the Fashion District’s Santee Court is an industrial-chic space in a historic building. Inside the “immaculately kept” space, the tall ceilings and huge windows make the space look extra-airy. The kitchen holds custom cabinets and fancy appliances. Show More Summary

As Miami Beach eyes rising seas, Dutch water expert offers advice

Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for Water Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, knows flooding Growing up in the Netherlands, Henk Ovink saw how the country’s problems with water made it an international oddity, building an elaborate system of dykes and flood control systems to hold back the sea. Show More Summary

New research concludes Zoopla’s brand awareness is at an all-time high

Gareth Helm, the chief marketing officer for ZPG said: “Since October we have again outperformed increasing spontaneous awareness for Zoopla nationally and widening the gap on our competitors. We have consistently delivered value for our partners and have invested strategically in our advertising activity to ensure the widest possible exposure for their brands and listings.”

Curbed Comparisons: What $3,900 rents in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from the Sunset to Visitacion Valley Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out. Show More Summary

Postmodern Woodside home designed by Ettore Sottsass asks $14.9 million

Built for IDEO founder David Kelly, this Woodside house is broken up into six different pavilions Italian-born Ettore Sottsass was an influential industrial designer, best known for his whimsical, bright-colored, geometric furnishings—e..g.,...Show More Summary

10 side tables for less than $250

Options in wood, marble, and metal Of all the furniture you feel compelled to buy for your house, an accent table is your sidekick, a side table, your side piece. They're small enough that you can make a statement and take risks with...Show More Summary

Modern furniture reinvents this traditional Venetian apartment

A wonderland for contemporary design Located on the canals of Venice, the newly unveiled Casa Flora is a short-term holiday rental with a boutique hotel feel. Conceived by Diego Paccagnella, founder of furniture platform Design Apart,...Show More Summary

Los Angeles home comparison: What $600K buys you right now

It’s enough to snag a house or a condo near public transit Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $600,000. Show More Summary

Possible conflict of interest looms over Kushner family skyscraper deal

Jared Kushner's father wants to close the deal on the family's building, but his son's White House ties complicate things.

Salone del Mobile 2017: What to expect from the design fair

Milan’s annual, weeklong furniture and design bonanza kicks off on April 4 Salone del Mobile—the design world’s Super Bowl—is nearly here again and this year’s edition (the 56th!), which kicks off on Tuesday, April 4, promises to beShow More Summary

This simple kids chair is made from 11 pieces

The Hamaika chair teaches kids the basics of furniture assembly Move aside, Ikea! This chair for kids by Spanish designer Unai Rollan teaches kids the basics of furniture assembly through 11 easy pieces. Called the Hamaika chair after...Show More Summary

New Netflix series ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ trolls viewers on pronunciation of ‘Realtor’

Is it “real-tor” or “real-a-ter?” This pronunciation question has sparked many a complaint in the real estate industry, and the creators of Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix’s newest comedy-horror series about how a Realtor couple, Shelia (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant), are...

Kristen Wiig is selling her LA house, asking $2.395M

The former Saturday Night Live star’s home is no joke Comedian Kristen Wiig of Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters fame purchased this house in the Franklin Hills pocket of Los Feliz in the beginning of 2013, property records show,Show More Summary

How bike share is changing American cities

There are now 55 bike share systems across the country Ten years ago, bike share was a novelty in the U.S., with a few thousand bikes in operation. Today, there are 55 systems spread across across the country, with over 42,000 bikes available in cities of all sizes. Show More Summary

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