Kendrick Lamar, deemed “arguably the most talented rapper of his generation” by Rolling Stone last year when he was 27, has written and spoken often of growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, which just this past weekend awarded him the Key to the City. It’s six blocks from Tam’s Burgers — “where I seen my second murder, actually,” he told Rolling Stone. Dude was in the drive-thru ordering his food, and homey ran up, boom boom — smoked him.” (Tam’s is the same restaurant where Suge Knight is said to have run over two men in the parking lot.) The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,200 square feet, and it’s up for rent at $1,895 a month. “It’s a hell of a neighborhood,” one old-timer told Rolling Stone.
The two-bedroom cottage is part of the Warren Place Mews, a block of 34 small homes threaded together in Cobble Hill. They were originally established as workingman’s homes, or the equivalent of today’s affordable housing.
Numbers just released by RealtyTrac indicate that for most challenged housing markets, the problem is tight supply. But in a few metro areas, the vacancy rate is still far above the overall nation’s — almost five times worse in Flint, Michigan, for example.
Brooklyn-based woodworker Roberto Gil has been designing space-saving furniture for more than 20 years now. Called Urbano, the loft beds come in queen and king sizes.
The wall-mounted cat complex, designed by Catastrophic Creations, consists of a hollow, wall-mounted box with two openings in the shape of tubes on the top and bottom. The cats can climb through the tubes, and a door opens over the question mark block.
When you’re spending one of those long evenings on the couch playing Mario, your cat can now join you. Only, the cat’s probably getting a little more exercise.
The home of developer Keith Rubenstein and his wife, Inga, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has just hit the market at $84.5 million, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Renowned for their “over-the-top parties,” according to Architectural Digest, they even installed a ventilated smoking room for their European friends.
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If you’re looking to get into a neighborhood before prices rise, then keep an eye on what Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are planning.
While the nation is becoming safer, many states have a higher violent crime rate than the national average rate, with the 10 most dangerous states reporting a rate of at least 445 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
Space is no problem when it comes to Cubit shelves. These units work for cramped apartments as well as generous lofts, and everything in-between. You can configure the completely modular individual units any way you see fit to create shelves that store records, books, DVDs, keepsakes, objets d’art, and more.
The Hawaiian estate called Waterfalling, inspired improbably by both Frank Lloyd Wright and “Magnum P.I.,” might be known as much for its heart-stopping price history as for its high-drama cliff-top landscape.
A former stable and hayloft on a rural German property dating back to 1851 has become a stunning modern home expertly blending new features like geometric skylights and timber screen facades with the beautiful old brickwork and beams.
We can’t say we’re entirely surprised: Actor Charlton Heston’s incredible time capsule home, which we wrote about when it hit the market just last month, already has an offer pending. As you may recall, this is the first time the home has ever been for sale. It was built for Heston and his family in 1959. The family was asking $12,249,000 – which seemed possibly a bit pricey for its location in Los Angeles’ Coldwater Canyon, considering that Zillow estimated its worth at about $9 million.
For $20 a year, a startup called BlueLight promises to route emergency cellphone calls straight to the police, and to send location details. The city 911 system does neither.
A bloody, knife-wielding bear over the balcony, snakes emanating from out of the dining room table, dinosaurs playing pool, and a large, strange beast in the garage.
Her living room is a black nightclub-style "lounge." Her bathtub is tiled in little mirrors. Will she be able to sell the house this time? She's been trying for seven years, off and on.
CLEVELAND — You can’t buy a great cheeseburger on the Internet, and that is the simple fact behind the new driver of downtown real estate development. Restaurants are the new retail, and celebrity chefs today are fast becoming just as powerful as names like Macy’s and Neiman Marcus were a half century ago.
Want to own a private island but not sure if you’re ready to commit to homesteading way out in the middle of nowhere? This little island may be just the thing.
There’s a certain kind of a mansion that’s popular in Texas: They’re ornately-detailed, extravagantly-appointed and classically-styled. Not only is it all those things, but it goes a step further: This house bears a striking resemblance the White House. Located in Preston Hollow, a ritzy suburb of Dallas, Texas, this $15 million mansion shares most of its exteriors with the White House. Both the “Dallas White House” and the real White House feature a Federal-style triangular north portico, complete with four columns across and eight columns total, as well as the same number of windows, placed in the same way.