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The Carlyle—with its paparazzi-proof condos—is finally 100 percent sold

The units averaged $1,044 per square foot It took six years to do it, but there are no more vacancies at the Carlyle Residences on Wilshire Boulevard. According to The Real Deal, all 78 units at the Elad Group’s Westwood luxury tower...Show More Summary

Spanish-Medeterranian mansion high atop Russian Hill asks $7.7M

Corner abode on Lomabrd is pretty much the home of anyone’s dreams—sigh You can’t get much better than this 1927 Russian Hill manse of the gorgeous Spanish-Mediterranean variety. Located on the corner of Lombard and Larkin, this house...Show More Summary

Facebook campus expansion includes affordable housing in Menlo Park

In communities surrounding the Bay Area, affordable housing is one big, hot-button topic. High paying tech jobs are welcoming new residents to the area, but not everyone can afford to call it home anymore. Partly responsible for theShow More Summary

At Chinese coworking space, tired workers get monkey bars and oxygen cells

Breathe free, work hard at new Shanghai workspace. A certain subset of office designers have always believed that unorthodox creative spaces are better at engaging the brain and invigorating workers. Now, Chinese coworking company Fountown...Show More Summary

Disposable bedsheets for college kids are now a thing

So are bedsheets made out of silver. It’s a big week for ridiculous sheets. Do you hate washing bedsheets? Do you hate washing them more than you hate washing other things, like clothes? That’s weird, but if you live in the Boston area,...Show More Summary

New law would allow SFUSD to build teacher housing

Designing said housing involves a lot of that math you thought you would never use in real life When we talk about the plight of everyday people bending over backwards to make ends meet in San Francisco, public school teachers are the...Show More Summary

Splash pads are the new public pools

Immersive fountains keep residents cool while creating urban hot spots By the third day of the heat dome, the city is a skillet of scorching pavement. Seeking relief, you follow the shrieks of children echoing across the shimmering sidewalks. Show More Summary

New national monument in Maine could become next large park

Obama just turned a huge stretch of Maine woods into federal parkland Just before the National Park Service’s 100th birthday today, President Obama made a controversial move that would honor the agency in a real, big way: he designated...Show More Summary

Compass: Conqueror or flash-in-the-pan?

On the streets of real estate gossip-land, you hear two contrary narratives about New York-based hyper-funded Compass. It is successfully powering through its growing pains, grabbing up market share from the old guard. Or, it may implode under the weight of its spectacular growth...

Email marketing meets hyper-local data analytics in new client engagement widget

For homebuyers and sellers, having the knowledge of local real estate trends and home values is key. And because having localized information as a real estate agent is just as important as having a platform on which to share that information, HomeActions has teamed up with Onboard Informatics to keep agents and brokers constantly informed...

10 works by Carrère & Hastings, New York's Beaux-Arts masters

From the New York Public Library to stunning country homes, the duo fused classical rigor with turn-of-the-century American innovations Well-respected and well-connected, the architectural partnership of John Merven Carrère and Thomas...Show More Summary

Whimsical teepee-like complex offers a spiral pool for wheelchair users

Five overlapping blocks make up this service kitchen and rehabilitation center This enchanting cluster of teepee-like structures located in the mountains of Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture functions as a facility for two women in their sixties...Show More Summary

Riley Curry’s playhouse is incredible

Steph Curry’s daughter has a playhouse that’s more luxurious than most New York City apartments Riley Curry is mainly known for two things. 1) Being the daughter of reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry, and 2) being adorable. But now there’s...Show More Summary

The first Malibu beach house

The story of the Adamson House begins with love. Rhoda Agatha Rindge was the headstrong young heiress of the Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit, the practically priceless 24,000-acre estate that her family had owned since the early 1890s. Merritt "Smoke" Adamson was a clever lawyer and former USC rugby star who dreamed of being a cowboy. Show More Summary

Design Spotlight: Shep Griswold

This week’s design spotlight features the brand of our MASTERY agent Shep Griswold, of Bellevue, Washington. Shep is a down-to-earth agent with a background in financial services. He loves developing relationships with his clients and helping them fill their needs. He is a trail crew leader and spends a lot of time outdoors. He wanted […]

Now you can draw a subway map and Muni will consider it

If you want something done right, do it yourself It’s the dream of every San Francisco commuter: Sit down with a map of San Francisco and a box of crayons and draw in a new subway line wherever you like. Well brace yourselves, workaday Muni riders, because your dream is coming true. For the most part. First off, no crayons. Show More Summary

Curbed Comparisons: What $2,500 rents you in San Francisco

There's no place like home, but which one? 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.Today's price: $2,500. ? We'll start, as we often do, in the Castro. Show More Summary

Clippers’ Chris Paul lists his Bel Air Mediterranean for $11.5M

The bright master suite has dual closets and baths Courtesy of Ikem Chukumerije/Westside Premier Estates The Los Angeles Clippers’s Chris Paul is moving on from his estate in the guard-gated Bel Air Crest community after just four years, the Los Angeles Times reports. Show More Summary

Ask Denise: Breaking up the Buyer Package

Q: “Denise, many years ago, I created a very robust buyer package that has about 30 pages of content – a lot of detailed content. I diligently bring these to my open houses and I usually give out about five per open house. If you are doing the math, that is about 150 pages of […]

James Spader gets $4 million for his Mediterranean Revival in Windsor Square

Television and film actor James Spader, who stars in NBC’s espionage thriller “The Blacklist,” has covertly sold his home in Windsor Square for $4 million, property records show. Built in 1922, the Mediterranean Revival-style estate is set back from the street. The symmetrical, wide front of the...

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