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Owner of illegally destroyed Neutra house wants to build new home on site

The Planning Commission previously ordered an exact replica be created.

Sculpture honoring Maya Angelou coming to SF

Part of the SF Arts Commission’s plan to address the city’s statue gender imbalance.

César Pelli, architect of San Francisco’s tallest building, dies at 92

"Cities are our most important responsibility," said the architect. "They are the whole of which our buildings are the parts."

Architecturally stunning Pacifica Taco Bell remodeled

"The world’s most beautiful Taco Bell."

Bernard Maybeck fairytale Arts and Crafts in Berkeley asks $4.45 million

Fireplace bears a quote from English poet Lord Alfred Tennyson.

Russian Hill home once owned by ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ creator’s widow asks $13.8M

Willis Polk mansion comes with a stained-glass window depicting the ship featured in Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island."

Salesforce Tower’s new top-floor tour dates sell out in record time


Peek inside the new Chase Center

Still under construction, the future home of Cher and Celine Dion concerts—and the Golden State Warriors—starts to take shape.

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Inside Golden Gate Park's Conservatory of Flowers

Step inside Golden Gate Park’s oldest—and most stunning—building.

Your first look at the 2019 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Dozens of Bay Area designers transform 18,000-square-foot Presidio Heights mansion into a playground of interior design.

Planning Commission approves remodel of Hearst Building with Julia Morgan additions

Developer promises Morgan lobby will remain intact during hotel conversion.

White lattice fence now surrounds Civic Center’s UN Plaza fountain

City cites "unwanted behavior in the fountain."

The Hillsborough Flintstone House: Yabba dabba redo

A look inside the tony town’s most bombastic abode.

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Guide to San Francisco’s best public art installations

Take a second look at some of the city’s best public works.

‘Flintstone House’ owner countersues Hillsborough, alleges racism

"We’re in the Untited States, they can’t tell you to get rid of a dinosaur."

Mondrian-inspired home sells over asking price

Features facade that looks like Dutch painter’s most famous work.

Petitioners decry Flintstone House lawsuit

"We stand together saying that we love this setup, paint scheme, statues, and all."

Flintstone House owner says she’ll fight Hillsborough lawsuit

Yabba Dabba due process?

By the way, the tip of Transamerica Pyramid is made of glass

And it looks spectacular.

Oakland A’s reveal new shape for waterfront stadium

Bjarke Ingels Group’s second draft comes with new circular shape.

Owner of demolished Neutra house sues city

Twin Peaks homeowner alleges violation of constitutional rights in city’s rebuild order.

Salesforce Tower opens free tours of ‘Ohana Floor’ to the public

A bird’s-eye view.

A look at Sacramento’s architectural marvels

More than just Victorians.

Sea Ranch home seeks $1.62M

Comes with hot tub and views of the ocean.

Star atop the Sir Francis Drake spins again

Plot twist.

San Francisco Lego set finally available

Buildings include Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower.

Trends we want to see in 2019

Industry experts and local notables reveal ideas that would make SF better.

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SF housing, design trends, and more in 2018: The year in review

The best homes, biggest building projects, good and bad trends, and more.

2018 trends that will seem the strangest in 20 years

From expensive construction to virtual assistants.

Trends that grew tired in 2018

SF industry notables and experts reveal which trends bored them this year.

Curbed SF’s most beautiful homes of 2018

From landmark Victorians to midcentury marvels.

Owner who demolished famous SF home ordered to build replica

Ruling comes on the heels of the proposed Housing Preservation and Expansion Reform Act.

SFMOMA presents an exploration of the Sea Ranch, the beacon of 1960s modernism

New exhibit details the allure and idealism of this Northern California coastal community.

Photographer turns back time with historic SF composite shots

Time waits for no one, but sometimes you can call it back.

Transbay Transit Center and Salesforce Park likely won’t reopen until 2019

No date set for multibillion-dollar transit center’s comeback.

Famed Chenery House drops asking price—again

Built for Robert Pritikin, the mind behind Rice-A-Roni’s infectious jingle, the wacky Glen Park home still seeks buyer.

Winchester Mystery House, a home built by guns and guilt

A rifle manufacturing heiress channeled her grief into the creation of San Jose’s most legendary house.

New Harvey Milk Plaza redesign plans go before city, prompt concern

Perkins Eastman comes back with a new look, but not everyone is pleased.

Salesforce Transit Center makes its debut

The city’s most important project in years comes to life.