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How Water Shapes Architecture in Arid Tucson

Welcome back to The Architect's City, a monthly series inviting an emerging architect to reimagine an existing structure in his or her city, submitting a speculative proposal for Curbed readers. This month, how water concerns change architecture in Tucson, Arizona....

Clean-Lined Modern House Alights in Napa Valley Wine Country

Photos by Joe Fletcher via Contemporist. In design circles, California is well known as a nexus of great midcentury residential design—think Case Study Houses like the Stahl House in Los Angeles. But great contemporary home design continues to come...

Is your payment platform keeping customers from buying?

"When it comes to online commerce, the point at which money changes hands has often been the moment a sale falls apart," says Kurt Bilafer, Global Vice President Sales and Success at WePay. In his own words, Bilafer gives us some insight...Show More Summary

High Temps, Sunny Days Don't Equal the End of El Niño

Sun's up. Let the warming begin!#abc7now pic.twitter.com/1iBABKEBu5— Mike Nicco (@MikeNiccoABC7) February 9, 2016 As someone said in the Curbed SF office yesterday, "El Niño, where are you?" All winter long, the weather forecast has read like a prediction of the...

Why Microsoft is setting up shop on the ocean floor [science!]

Microsoft’s inner workings have always been a beneath-the-surface campaign. However, recent advancements in technology may be taking the digital superpower to greater depths—literally. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

'Iron Chef's' Mark Dacascos parts with his Westlake Village Traditional

Actor and television host Mark Dacascos, best known as the Chairman on the cooking competition series “Iron Chef America,” has sold his longtime home in Westlake Village for $1.45 million. The Traditional-style home in the North Ranch area has living, family and dining rooms, a wet bar and a gym...

Houston residents openly object to low-income housing projects

Of the all objections and letters the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs receives regarding low-income housing developments, the highest percentage come from Houston...

Restoring a Water-Damaged Home in Detroit, Part 1

All photos Michelle and Chris Gerard For much of the next year, we'll be following the renovation of a house built in 1930 in the Grandmont neighborhood. Josh Engle of JD Engle Construction recently bought the house, which had...

This House Has a Wall You Can Crawl Into Like a Kangaroo Pouch

Instead of windows, architect Hiroshi Nakamura installed on the street facing wall of this Japanese townhouse a glowing indentation for a child to crawl into as a joey would crawl into a kangaroo's pouch. It may seem like an...

Home of the Day: A Lucille Ball connection in Eagle Rock

This Country English-style residence above Colorado Boulevard was once home to Elizabeth Haynes, a couturier to “I Love Lucy” star Lucille Ball, and her husband, trumpeter Lou Haynes. The 1930s house, maintained by the current owners for close to three decades, retains its original vibe with detailed...

DC commuters are increasingly opting to bike to work

DC is already considered a bike-friendly major market that features a growing percentage of residents who bike to work. A project being pushed by the District Department of Transportation (DDT) looks to increase downtown's bike-ability...Show More Summary

Claim a Darling 1930s House in Atlanta for $2.2M

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. All photos via Zillow Location: Atlanta,...

Modular Firm Capsys Will Stay In Business With New Owners

Capsys, the building manufacturer responsible for modular projects like Carmel Place and the Nehemiah Spring Creek development in East New York, recently announced that it would vacate its factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and shutter operations entirely. While...

Sum 41's Deryck Whibley buys a gated villa in Encino for $2.8 million

Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 fame has bought a house in Encino for $2.8 million. Set on a cul-de-sac, the Mediterranean villa-style house was built in 2005 and has a motor court with two gated entrances. The roughly 6,300 square feet of living space includes a two-story foyer and a step-down living...

Michelangelo's Tuscan Villa Is on the Market for $8.4 Million

We always thought that Michelangelo lived in sewer with the rest of the Ninja Turtles, but apparently he was kicking his feet up at this beautiful Tuscan villa, complete with eight bedrooms, seven baths, wood burning fireplaces, and an...

Colombian Real Estate, Once Overlooked, Attracting Investors

A three-level penthouse in Medellin, Colombia, that recently sold for $369,000. Images via Casacol.co. Colombia, especially for those unfamiliar with or uninformed of the country's recent history, may only be seen through the lens of difficulties with drug trafficking...

9 ways to practice offline face-to-face marketing

A few weeks ago, I watched a reality show featuring a woman looking for love. Before you move on though, humor me for just a minute and keep reading. I promise you this post will give you some serious food for thought on the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone, evaluating your activities and changing your mindset to grow your real estate business...

How to build a better alternative to niche sites

As an SEO adviser to real estate agents, I get questions about niche sites a lot. And my advice is always the same: avoid them at all costs. You might be thinking, “Well, Josh — if niche sites are so...

Luxury listing: Floor to ceiling views in Palisades Riviera

This seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom home spans 10,400 square feet of living space and nearly 37,000 square feet of meticulously manicured landscape. The home in the highly coveted Palisades Riviera boasts sprawling views of the ocean, mountains and city skyline....

ZIP code profile: 94602

The 94602 ZIP code comprises parts of Oakmore, Upper Dimond and Lower Dimond, right between Highway 13 and Interstate 580. The area hugs along Joaquin Miller Park, a part of the Redwood Regional Park....

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