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Adaptive Reuse: Retired art teacher Kate Morris has...

Retired art teacher Kate Morris has always loved the lonely-looking grain buildings of Great Falls, Montana, so when she inherited 250 acres of Montana prairie she immediately turned one of those structure into her "dream home." With the help of...

New to market: 1911 Hunting Lodge With Pool in Altadena Asking $729k

According to the listing copy, this 1911 Craftsman in Altadena was originally a hunting lodge, which seems appropriate, since whoever remuddled its kitchen ought to be hunted down and shot. We can't...

Dubious Superlatives: The Internet Hath Spoken, and This is its Favorite Bathroom

Photo via mwms1916/Flickr After months of polling, the bathroom supply company Cintas has announced the winner of America's favorite restroom. The leafy green bathrooms inside Longwood Gardens, a botanical garden in Pennsylvania, beat out nine other contenders to secure the...

Before & Afters: Eight Vintage Postcard Views of Old Los Angeles Then and Now

1910s postcard of St. Mark's Hotel on Windward Avenue, Venice It's crazy the things people used to make postcards for. Now, all the cheesy trinket stores sell a million mailable photos of the Hollywood sign, but it used to...

Designer Furniture: Here's the Armoire Version of Koolhaas' Beijing 'Pants' Building

Photo via Dezeen Chinese designer Naihan Li has fashioning a wooden likeness of Beijing's most trouser-like tower, turning OMA's CCTV headquarters into a functioning wardrobe. The 1/100 replica is part of Li's I Am A Monument series, which includes a...

Celebrity Real Estate: Danielle Steel's Cushy Seadrift Cape Cod Quietly Sells for $8M

Back in August, celebrity romance novelist and constant gardener Danielle Steel put her Seadrift beach house on the market for $8.995 million. The bestselling author and Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, who is said to spend most of her...

Thousands of agent and broker websites shielded from data scrapers

Data scraping has been a problem for years in the real estate industry, inspiring copyright infringement lawsuits and the formation of intellectual property protection group REDPLAN. Now, FBS says it is the first multiple listing service platform provider to implement a...

What It Sold For: Moby Just Sold the Incredible Wolf's Lair Castle Compound for a $6MM Profit

Musician and architecture lover Moby was, until recently, the proud owner of one of LA's most glamorous homes—Wolf's Lair, an eight-bedroom replica of a Norman castle overlooking the Hollywood Reservoir and built in 1927 for Milton Wolf, a 1920-era...

Houses of the Holy: Finnish Island's 'Art Chapel' Looks Like a Copper Pyramid

Photo by Jussi Tiainen via Dezeen This minimalist church on an island off the coast of Turku, Finland is gradually changing color. Since St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel was built nine years ago, its copper-strip exterior has slowly become more...

Happy Valley Towers - Wednesday

‘Are the other residents friendly?’ Asks the pernickety daughter as she guides her elderly father along the first floor corridor of the retirement apartment block. I’ve managed to get in the main door with the communal key and avoided...Show More Summary

Time Will Tell: Until this week's announcement of a...

Until this week's announcement of a partnership to build a mall with retail developer Macerich, Lennar had been going it alone in the redevelopment of massive sites around Hunters Point and Candlestick Point. The first stores in the outdoor mall...

Optical Illusions: These Rooms 'Destroy' Depth Perception, Freak Out Your Brain

Photo via Medium On the Los Vegas strip, specifically on the fourth floor of a building whose street-level is one giant Louis Vuitton store, is an art installation designed to, according to a writer for Medium, "completely destroy any visual...

House of the Day: Handsome and Historic Converted Clubhouse Asks $2.4M

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. Click here to view the full...

Pricechopper: Poshly Remodeled Pac Heights Co-Op Loses Embarrassing Kitchen, $555K

Pacific Heights' 1925 Gough is a very special building. It is the only residential building to project into Lafayette Park, and it "set a new standard for luxury" when it was built back in 1908 by starchitect-of-the-time C.A. Meussdorffer....

Hearst's Castles: The grand penthouse once owned...

The grand penthouse once owned by news media legend William Randolph Hearst is back the market for $27.5M, presumably after fashion designer Giorgio Armani (who has the other unit on the floor) dropped his plan for a full-floor expansion....

Bikeification: Mapping the Possible Spots For SaMo's Bike Sharing Stations

Santa Monica just couldn't wait to get their city-wide bike share up and running. Last week, SaMo City Council approved the public bike share program (possibly LA County's first!) and is now looking for suggestions about where to place...

Zillow doesn’t need to be a brokerage to disrupt brokers

On the surface, Zillow’s inaugural Premier Agent Forum in Las Vegas was focused on highlighting the next generation of Zillow products and helping agents get the most out of the Zillow platform. Hosting a conference is a common playShow More Summary

Property Portal Watch Conference in New York Launched

The next Property Portal Watch Conference will be held in New York from the 26th to 27th January at the Westin Hotel at Times Square. This conference follows on from the highly successful conferences in 2014 in New York, Singapore and Barcelona.

Teamster Friend Request: After rallying yesterday in front of...

After rallying yesterday in front of Facebook's Menlo Park HQ, drivers of the company's shuttle buses are voting today on whether to unionize with the Teamsters. The drivers work for Loop Transportation, which Facebook contracts with, and make between $18...

Hacker profile: Jason Tondu

Job Title: Senior Data Scientist at SmartZip Analytics Time at SmartZip Analytics: 6 years What he does: I make data actionable. Age: 37 Degree: None. “I’m an autodidact. I’ve been working with computers since I was 12 years old and...

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