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Conversions: Inside This Rundown Detroit Bank is a Very Stylish House

Photo by Michelle and Chris Gerard via Curbed Detroit Over in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, an extreme makeover over a year in the making is wrapping up, and with it, one can now add "desolate bank" to the long...

On the Market: Atherton Billionaire Offloading $6.25M Eichler Abode for Charity

The octogenarian billionaire and Business Wire founder Lorry Lokey listed his glassy two-bedroom viewing platform on the 29th floor of the Eichler-built Summit building for $6.25 million earlier this month. And now...

Brothels: Architecture Class to Design a Brothel/Child Care Center

This is the school. The brothel/school has not yet been designed. It's well established that college should be a time of experimentation, but the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is taking that mandate way too seriously. One class for...

Oakland to Begin Evicting Sex Workers: Oakland landlords looking to evict tenants...

Oakland landlords looking to evict tenants just got broad new powers. This week the Oakland City Council amended the Nuisance Eviction Ordinance, a 10-year-old law that lets officials initiate evictions against tenants who face drugs or weapons charges. The amendment...

House of the Day: Portland's Handsomely Updated 1910 Craftsman Tries for a Flip

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. Location: Portland, Oregon Price: $1,500,000 The...

Rent Check: Rent an Adorable Dollhouse in Atwater Village for $1,695

Aw, bless its heart, this wee guest cottage now up for rent in Atwater Village looks so ding-dang adorable, if it had cheeks, we'd be pinching them. Per its Craigslist description, the...

Drunk History: Mapping the Long-Lost Saloons of San Francisco

It's Cocktail Week over at our sister site Eater SF, which is a good excuse as any to hit the bar (or 11). San Francisco has been a drinking town since its earliest days, and we have a soft...

Halloween 2014: The Ultimate Guide to Dressing Like an Architect for Halloween

In the last few years architecture has done quite the dance in the mainstream cultural consciousness—Pharrell is best friends with Zaha Hadid, Brad Pitt is pointing at things in close proximity to Frank Gehry, and Kanye practically (thinks he)...

Celebrity Real Estate: Silver Lake's hillside farm (available for...

Silver Lake's hillside farm (available for rent or barter) apparently provided a vacation for New Zealander and singer Kimbra recently (you know her from the Gotye song "Somebody That I Used To Know"). She discovered the place on Craigslist and...

Curbed Comparisons : What $3,500/Month Rents You in San Francisco

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $3,500.Click here to view the full...

Motor City: With news that Detroit is set...

With news that Detroit is set to go on an unprecedented foreclosing spree, CityLab takes a look at how that might kick one-fifth of the city's population out of their homes. Moreover, there's a growing concern that the government's lackluster...

Cornerspotter: Hint: Where Was This Lovely Spanish Colonial Building in 1974?

Welcome to Cornerspotter, a weekly Curbed game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into Los...

AM Linkage: 'Bay Lights' Seeks Cash Infusion; SF's Unaffordability Paradox

Photo via Erik Wilson · $4 million needed to save 'Bay Lights' on Bay Bridge · How do San Franciscans justify the cost of San Francisco? · Local resident invites homeless man to stay · Wait, what? Survey says most...

On the Market: $5.6M Buys the Comely Garden Retreat of Napoleon's First Wife

A part of the Château de Malmaison, the country estate that Napoleon's first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais, bought for them in 1799, has been put on the market for €4.45M ($5.65M). The orangerie, which was converted to a private...

Cults Week: The Respectable LA Houses of 1970s Hippie Cult The Source

For Cults Week, we're re-running this installment of Local Legends, in which Curbed LA, Eater LA, and Racked LA explored the properties, food, and fashion of the Source Family hippie cult of the late '60s and early '70s. The Source....

On the Racked: Inside the Glamorous World of Susan; Where to Get Inked in SF; The Newest Instagram Hotspots; More!

Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked SF editor Robyn Hagan Cain shares the top fashion, beauty and fitness news of the week. Photo: Patricia Chang LAUREL HEIGHTS—Want to see a store that blurs the lines of fashion and art?...

Castle Wire: Moated French Chateau Offers Protection From Medieval Mobs

There are a lot of castles and Châteaux in France, but most of them are just hanging out in the countryside with no defenses against medieval marauders. This $2.17M French castle, which dates to 1570 and has a four-hectare...

Local Landmarks: Mega-Promoter Live Nation Picked to Take Over the Greek

Live Nation, the company that runs of tons of big-deal venues and organized Downtown's Made In America festival, was announced as the winner today in the bitter battle for control of the Greek Theatre, according to a release from...

On the Market: Inhabit an École des Beaux Arts Thesis Project for $3.25M

Back in 1933, long before he became part of the local team that worked with Pier Luigi Nervi and Pietro Belluschi on St. Mary's Cathedral, architect Paul Ryan had to knock out a thesis project. That project, for his...

Rumormongering: Jennifer Lawrence Now Lives in Jessica Simpson's Old House

Word is the internet's favorite human, Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence has snatched up singer Jessica Simpson's old Beverly Hills abode. It's unknown who bought the place directly from Simpson a year ago, but as of this week, J.Law...

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