Owner: Vox Media
Curbed is an American real-estate blog network founded by Lockhart Steele. As of 2016 there are area-specific editions for Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and North American ski towns. There’s also a National site, founded in 2010, that Steele once described as “Architectural Digest after a three-martini lunch.” The site hosts an annual contest, the Curbed Cup, to pick the best neighborhood in each city.
The Curbed Network also includ es dining website Eater and fashion website Racked.
On November 10, 2013, The New York Times reported that Vox Media had purchased the Curbed Network. The paper reported that the cash-and-stock deal was worth between $20 million and $30 million.
Since 2004, Curbed has been an integral part of the online housing industry, and by providing analysis, coverage, and insight, we apply an editorial lens to the onslaught of information. Unlike a glossy shelter magazine, we see homes, architecture, interior design, cities, neighborhoods, and properties for sale as related points on a spectrum. An artfully styled home shoot isn’t the be-all-end-of-all in the life of a residence: It’s one station along a continuously evolving timeline.