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Artist Sterling Ruby’s Compound in the Valley Comes With Outdoor Tub, Kiln Room

Ruby worked with a team of architects from SCI-Arc to design the Sunland spread.

Does L.A. Really Need a Gondola to Dodger Stadium?

A one-mile sky ride won’t solve Chavez Ravine’s transportation problems.

Mid-century Home With Four Bedrooms and a Huge Deck in Eagle Rock for Under $1M

The hillside home has ample walls of glass and exposed beams.

1916 L.A. Craftsman With Vintage Two-Person Trailer in the Backyard Asks $749K

The interior features an original brick fireplace, wood paneling, and built-ins.

Drop, Cover, and Hold On — Then Tweet

Earthquake Twitter is oddly comforting right now.

1950s Time Capsule in L.A.’s Glassell Park Asks $889K

Look out for the beamed ceilings, brick fireplace, and vintage cooktop.

Why Doesn’t Anyone Want This Cute Echo Park Bungalow?

It was recently renovated and comes with sweeping lake views.

1932 L.A. Bungalow With Original Teal and Yellow Tile Asks $950K 

Other notable features include detailed plasterwork and built-in dressers.

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‘BoJack Horseman’ is the only show that really gets my city

Unlike other shows set in LA, the Netflix series feels like it was made for people who actually live here.

Lush and colorful apartment complex embodies California cool

The common spaces are especially satisfying, with an earthy, rusty-chic palette that designers say were inspired by the colors of Southern California.

Can Farrow & Ball’s new LA showroom change what people think of paint stores?

The English company is certainly going to try.

If California’s the future, why are so many leaving?

A sobering study shows how life in the Golden State continues to get too expensive.

154-square-foot office pod stands out in a good way

When LA studio Knowhow Shop started thinking about its new office, it decided the space should be a test bed for some of its more radical ideas and materials.

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Will LA’s ‘no-build’ Olympics spur Southern California’s next building boom?

Like 1984, plans call for using existing structures. But will the games supercharge an already hot real estate market?

How sidewalk advocate Jessica Meaney gets around LA

Curbed is asking real people to track their multimodal journeys for a week and report back with the highs and lows of what it takes to get around town.

Ultra-angular LA house is perfect for a Bond villain with taste

Designed by Eric Rosen Architects, the grass-roofed home unfolds like an action tale.

Tax bill: California unveils plan to skirt Trump’s SALT deduction cap

Trump capped state tax deductions at $10,000, but the Golden State has a plan

Stunning midcentury home in the Hollywood Hills wants $9.3M

The stunning post-and-beam was designed in 1959 by Eugene Kinn Choy and photographed by Julius Shulman in 1961.

California housing markets are starting to stall

But upward pressure on prices remains

This wild shipping container house concept will be built in the Cali desert

Sneakily realistic computer renderings reveal an exuberant, bombastic design outside Joshua Tree.

Lyft proposes street redesign for a driverless future

The concept turns 10 lanes of car traffic into a multi-transit space with wider sidewalks and dedicated lanes for bikes, buses, and self-driving cars.

Clever $25K tiny homes were designed to skirt zoning restrictions

In L.A., student designers worked with city planners to create pods that could quickly house the city’s homeless population.

Gorgeous midcentury home becomes new design store in LA

Turns out, a midcentury modern home also makes a beautiful showroom of covetable furniture and decor objects—in addition to being a desirable place to live.

America’s new most expensive house lists for $250M

Just listed for a bonkers $250 million in L.A.’s Bel Air, this lavish pile of glass, white walls, and turf was developed by luxury developer Bruce Makowsky. It comes fully furnished with the fun and functional.

6 buildings nicknamed Death Stars

You don’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to see architecture’s dark side. Here are six Emperor-approved buildings near you.


Inside Venice’s stunning Wave House

Designed by Mario Romano, the house resembles a wave, featuring an atypical shape and giant pieces of white aluminum as the facade.

An architectural designer’s holistic approach helps Haiti build anew

Los Angeles-based architectural designer Kyle Fishburn understands that architecture can help rebuild the lives of people who will inhabit it.

Vibrant Spanish cottage tucked in the hills of L.A. asks $999K

Nestled in the hills overlooking canyon views, the 1,809-square-foot three bedroom boasts has been updated but still boasts rich, original details.

Midcentury-inspired Hollywood home opens up to the outdoors

This minimalist 1,200-square-foot one-bedroom was inspired by and built on the site of an existing midcentury house, creating a fresh take on the indoor-outdoor living philosophy of that period.

Live right under the Hollywood sign in this stellar ‘50s house

At this lovely 1957 post-and-beam home, now on the market for $2.7M, you can admire the landmark right in your backyard deck.

Colorful 1950s California bungalow pops with vintage details, asks $549K

This adorable 1952-built bungalow in the Carson Park neighborhood in Lakewood, California has what you would call maximum curb appeal.

Virtually untouched ‘70s home by SoCal modernist masters asks $1.5M

Designers of many a coveted midcentury post-and-beam, modernist masters Buff & Hensman developed a blockier, highly geometric style later in their career. Now, one of those distinctive later works has come on the market for the fist time ever.

Suburbia is fueling more dangerous wildfires

The blistering temperatures of yet another abnormally dry summer are to blame for sparking dozens of wildfires in the West. But the way we plan our cities is making them much more destructive.

How LA's outdoor furniture creates a more livable city

Street furniture can be a transformative part of an urban experience. Thanks to some smart approaches to the way our streets are being redesigned, cities are slowly moving beyond the "have a seat, but not for too long" mentality.

Jerry Bruckheimer’s ‘60s L.A. stunner asks $13M

Designed by Case Study architect Thornton Abell, the 1965 Siskin House is an International-style beauty distinguished by glass-and-steel pavilion-like living spaces and private, meandering gardens. And it recently got a $1.5 million pricechop.

Clever duplex offers a solution to L.A. housing shortage

Designed by Los Angeles studio YU2E, the "Bluplex," as it’s aptly named, is stacked dual-family housing, clad in panels painted the hue that gives the structure its name.

L.A. modernist masterpiece by Rudolph Schindler asks $2.5M

The How House, a prime example of prominent 20th-century architect Rudolph Schindler’s early works, has come on the market. You’ve got to look inside.

Darling Spanish-style L.A. home asks $770K after makeover

The 1,200-square-foot abode, originally built in 1929, was dim and dated when designer Julia Chasman scooped it up last fall and began giving it a charming facelift.

Funky New L.A. Restaurant Features Bar and Arcade

It combines skatepark vibes with the nerdy fun of Postmodern design