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Conversions: Surprise! The Schoolhouse From 'The Birds' is Adorable Now

Photos by Joseph Schell and Andrew Todd via Houzz Remember that schoolhouse in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, the one all those kids are evacuated from right before they get menacingly, but not, like, suuuuper violently pecked-at by a murder of...

Celebrity Real Estate: Tom Cruise Lists Huge Ranch With No Secret Bunker for $59M

Photo via Zimbio Actor and mid-to-high-level Scientologist Tom Cruise, who despite all that he has become in the eyes of his viewing public, still has few equals in terms of sheer "screen presence," has listed his Telluride, Colorado, home and...

Video Interlude: Riverside Halloween Light Show House Embroiled in Drama

For a few years, a Riverside house put on an incredible Halloween light show accompanied by pop songs you usually hear in the mall (LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" has never looked better). It was some next-level entertainment, with jack-o'-lantern...

Taylor Swift Wire: 27 Things Taylor Swift Has Inside Her Many, Many Houses

Taylor Swift and her childhood home, perhaps where her love for birdcages and rabbit topiaries began. Yesterday Taylor Swift, lover of numbers that directly relate to her birthday and carrier of a personality that is equivalent to the batting of...

Cults Week: 8 Notorious Los Angeles Cult Locations: Then and Now

Los Angeles is known for a number of wonderful things—beach babes, tasty waves, sitcoms about people in their twenties trying to make it through this crazy thing called life—but it's also been home to some pretty heinous shit—race riots, wildfires...

A 1000watt refresh

1000watt started as two friends deciding to do some consulting for a while. That was seven years ago. A lot has changed. Today, 1000watt is much more than the Brian and Marc Show. We are a full service brand, marketing and strategy agency with a team of people based in two offices. Our clients – … Continued The post A 1000watt refresh appeared first on 1000watt.

Filming: Tour the Eerie Abandoned Mall From Gone Girl

Greater Los Angeles has got something for every filmmaker and every film. Even a derelict old mall in which to go searching for a missing person? Yes, we've got that, in the form of the abandoned and crumbling Hawthorne...

Girls, Girls, Girls: Zosia Mamet is Abandoning her Pink Building in Brooklyn

Why oh why would Girls actress Zosia Mamet want to leave Bushwick, the Brooklyn neighborhood where she not only bought and renovated a three-story pink building last year, but also where her Girls character Shoshanna had her accidental crack-smoking...

Rumormongering: Did Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney Buy This English Manor?

Clooney and Alamuddin via Getty It looks like lawyer, activist, and author Amal Alamuddin and her actor husband George Clooney now own a 5.5-acre private island in the English village of Sonning-on-Thames with a 17th-century Georgian manor on it. Ever...

Droughtshaming: Riverside City Councilmember Uses Enough Water For 8 Houses

Regular people are cutting back on watering their lawns and heeding those adorable water conservation commercials with an anthropomorphic State of California as our epic dry times rage, but many of the state officials who are preaching water use...

Such Stuff as Dreams are Made Of: Nevada's Incongruously Titled 'Shakespeare Ranch' Asks $98M

To paraphrase a line from the Bard of Avon, a $98M Lake Tahoe compound by any other name would smell just as sweet. Though it is dubbed the Shakespeare Ranch, after a nearby outcropping that is somehow said to...

Psych!: Watch Famous Gamble House Get a Stunning Psychic Reading

Art collective Machine Project is right now hosting the Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House, a variety of whimsical events and presentations that are set in and around the famous Arts and Crafts house designed in 1909...

Video Interlude: Watch a Classic Arts and Crafts Home Get a Psychic Reading

Screengrab of Psychic Reading of the Gamble House As part of the Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House, a bunch of "experimental tours and dances, group naps, operatic bird beaks, seances," and general shenanigans put on by L.A.'s...

Real Estate’s Madchester moment

The Haçienda was a nightclub in a former warehouse in an industrial part of Manchester, England. And at some point in the late Eighties and early Nineties, it became the birthplace for a new musical movement. The “Madchester” scene mixed guitar riffs and electronic music (think synths and programmable drum machines) to create a new … Continued

Just say no to "virtual tours"

Imagine you are looking for a home online. You see a listing in your target neighborhood that’s right in your price range. Would you like a “Virtual Tour?” Why, of course you would. It sounds good – a bit of futuristic, time-saving candy. But reality isn’t so sweet. Old habits die hard What we in … Continued

541 S Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA: Live in a Converted 1917 Firehouse in Pasadena for $2.75 Million

An old firehouse is one of the coolest types of buildings to live in or base your ghost-fighting business out of, but unfortunately this one in Pasadena was converted for residential use...

No Homepage: Jason Derulo Will Sing His Own Name Alone in His Mansion

Proving that sometimes not even 10,000 roses can keep a relationship from falling apart, Jason Derulo, the suave crooner known for such seminal classics as Talk Dirty to Me and Wiggle, and his girlfriend, one-time American Idol Jordin Sparks,...

Castle Wire: This $850K Bavarian Castle Was Inspired by a Hitchcock Film

The rich and puzzling tradition of American castle building continues to reveal itself, listing by listing, as the country's self-styled sovereigns attempt to rid themselves of their holdings. This one, in the town of St. Mary, Missouri, was inspired...

Video Interlude: Watch Highland Parkers of All Kinds Explain the Changing 'Hood

What do Highland Park residents think about the constantly changing Highland Park? Antioch City Church, which is based in the neighborhood, asked a variety of "community members" that very question as they walked along the very hip York Boulevard...

Video Interlude: Comedian Hannibal Buress and His Landlord Are Both Terrible

Hannibal Buress, the super-funny comedian who co-stars on super-funny Broad City and The Eric Andre Show (and stars in this brilliant episode of High Maintenance), appeared on Conan last week to bring us the latest Crazy Landlord Story Where...

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