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Airy Somerville loft with a spiral staircase and multiple skylights on sale for $1.1M

Taj Boston renovations will include moving the hotel’s front door

The work—which the city still needs to approve—is also due to add a dozen rooms and new trees on the sidewalk.

A micro cabin in Vermont offers an artist refuge

The "Micro House," in Camel’s Hump, Vermont, is a 430-square-foot refuge for an artist.

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How much for a two-bedroom rental with two parking spaces in the South End?

The lofty spread also comes with two full bathrooms. Take a look around and then try to guess the rent.

Three-building Allston development would spawn 353 apartments and condos, plus retail

Some locals worry the project is too big for the area, however, with one building along Linden Street slated to be 14 floors.

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Roxbury brownstone on sale for $1.33M includes a one-bedroom apartment on the garden level

The brightly crafted interior looks thoroughly contemporary, but the bones of the property date from 1899. There is also a deck out back and a patio.

Big reveal: A three-bedroom craftsman colonial in Watertown

Some 31 percent of Curbed Boston readers nailed the correct asking for this three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom house. More PriceSpotter results this way ...

Key approval for 21-story, 230-room Leather District hotel

The inn near South Station will replace a blighted site and mean community sweeteners such as sidewalk cleaning.

Which Boston-area developments are you most excited about or dreading the most?

The Boston area is in the midst of a major building boom. Are you looking forward to any projects in particular? Or wishing some would just not happen? Join our latest open thread.

London company plans to spend big to bring private student housing to Boston

From its U.S. headquarters in Fort Point, Scape hopes to grow to 20,000 beds nationwide. Will such growth help dent housing costs for everyone else?

What $700,000 buys around Boston right now

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area.

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M.I.T.’s Kendall Square project—the latest one—gets officially underway

The six-building Kendall Square Initiative is expected to add 1.8 million square feet in housing, offices, and more. Then will come another university project of similar size right nearby.

Boston is one of the world’s 10 most expensive cities for housing: Report

A recent Bloomberg analysis looked at mortgage costs and apartment rents for living relatively comfortably in a variety of international destinations.

Renovated Roxbury Tudor revival with five fireplaces drops for $925,000

The 3,954-square-foot house—part of the historic Harriswood Crescent—has been renovated to the point where it looks rather contemporary inside. But its exterior and its layout hint at its historic origins.

Based on your zodiac sign, what should your Halloween costume be?

Architecture-inspired costumes for anyone who loves to blame the planets for their woes

The 10 top emerging trends that will shape real estate in 2019

The Urban Land Institute’s annual look at the year ahead focuses on technology and transformation at an uncertain moment.

California’s changing fire country

As urban development and wildfires meet, residents reckon with new risks.

Kendall Square public art hopes to send a colorful message this fall

Artist Liz LaManche says her Kendall Center piece in Cambridge is about standing athwart tribalism.

Roxbury archaeology dig uncovering artifacts—and an outhouse—from 1700s

The city is leading the excavation around the Shirley-Eustis House, one of the last colonial governor’s mansions in the U.S.

5 prime development sites up for sale in a housing-strapped Boston

These include mammoth parcels in Dorchester and South Boston as well as smaller ones in Roxbury and Fort Point.

Seaport District penthouse retailing for $9.2M includes dictatorial roof deck

That roof deck has a hot tub and an outdoor shower, and then there’s an elevator to the condo.

A cupola to a private roof deck crowns this immense Dorchester duplex

The top-floor spread in Jones Hill is retailing for just under $860,000. That tag also covers storage and two parking spaces.

What’s with all the interesting architecture proposed for Boston?

The region is suddenly awash in non-boring design proposals, from Kendall Square to Charlestown to the Seaport District. Here are five to check out.

Citgo sign’s status still uncertain as Landmarks Commission weighs in

As it stands, the commission’s decision would not be the final word on landmarking. Landmarking also would not guarantee the sign’s current 660 Beacon location, only that any future moves would need commission input.

Classic Back Bay duplex with private backyard drops for $1.6M

The condo includes an antique oven and floors from 1900. There is also room for two bedrooms.

Boston to factor in diversity of development firms’ workforce, investor pools when selling city-owned parcels

The plans also call for asking developers to spell out how renters would not be displaced by their projects.

Plans for Charlestown Navy Yard warehouse could signal broader redevelopment

That redevelopment could include housing, maybe a hotel, and probably educational facilities and restaurants within the historic expanse.

Multi-building Newton development would add hundreds of apartments off the Green Line and Route 128

The proposal also calls for two office buildings, a 200-room hotel, and plenty of parking. But will such ambitions fly with locals?

Why ads for bedding startups are all over the subway

And how the brands paying for them are different from legacy companies

The ultimate guide to Fenway Park

As the Sox head into the postseason, here is expert advice and hot tips on America’s oldest Major League Baseball stadium.

Is it time to revisit annexing other cities and towns to Boston?

Once upon a time, Boston slapped on size through annexation after annexation. West Roxbury, Roxbury, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Charlestown—those were all independent municipalities. Is it time to add more cities and towns for longterm planning?

Big reveal: A renovated three-bedroom in East Somerville

Some 29 percent of Curbed Boston readers nailed the correct asking price for this "totally renovated" three-bedroom, two-bathroom with exclusive use of a large yard and parking for at least two vehicles. More PriceSpotter results this way ...

Thoroughly contemporary Italianate in Charlestown drops for just under $2M

The 10-room 32 Winthrop Street dates from 1860, and vestiges of those roots remain in touches such as the curved staircase and the two fireplaces. Otherwise, though, it looks pretty modern on the inside.

Kendall Square tower would replace M.I.T. Coop with possible Google offices

Developer Boston Properties also wants to build a 34-story residential building around the corner in the busy, busy Cambridge neighborhood.

What $550,000 buys around Boston right now

Curbed Comparisons is a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, the magic number is $550,000.

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Prim townhouse off private square in Beacon Hill drops for $2.85M

The bones of the federal-style pile at 2 Mount Vernon Square date from 1869, with vestiges of that vintage remaining in the exterior, the four fireplaces, and the very setup of the seven-room place.

Opportunity zones: vital community development tool or tax windfall for the rich?

A little-noticed provision in Trump’s tax law could prove to be its most consequential.

10 Boston-area transportation changes that should give commuters hope

Roomier trains, expanded bus service, electric bike-shares—it’s not all delays and shuttles.

Another East Boston development, this one with a twist

A nonprofit developer wants to build 40 housing units along Condor Street, most of them designated as affordable and many set aside only for artists.

Boston University’s tallest building will resemble a stack of books

And that’s no coincidence: The 19-story tower will serve as the school’s data sciences hub.

Boston Public Library patrons can now check out mobile Wi-Fi hot spots

The setups are available for up to 21 days at a time. It’s part of an effort to expand free internet access beyond the BPL’s 26 public service locations.

Boston-area mayors commit to building 185,000 new housing units by 2030

The goal from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and 12 other municipalities is aimed at reducing housing costs as the region’s population continues to grow.