California Real Estate
California Real Estate expert and California Home + Design contributor Philip Ferrato keeps an eye on the local real estate market to bring you the most noteworthy listings. A long-term observer of California's historic and innovative real estate, residential architecture and interior design, Ferrato blogs about significant properties--the interesting and the unrecognized, the high and the low--as they show up for sale on the market.
Take a tour of new homes with minimalist details and open floor plans, open on Sunday, October 28th– minimalist enough to make you throw out everything you own and start over.
Over at the border of Albany and Berkeley, Sean Gaston and Jim Jewell– the team behind Bee Renovated– have been busy. Their latest project is the rescripting of a 1920's house that had been lived in by the same family since the early '50s and came with a local story of its own. It's open on Sunday.
One of San Francisco's best small houses is on the market and open this Sunday. A great example of living in small spaces with high design, this 1-bed, 1.5-bath was designed for a couple that spends much of their time in Berlin, but it's not just a pied-à-terre– it's a fully functioning house for two.
Inspired by LA architect Bernard Zimmerman's early-60s Altschuler/Greenberg house in Sherman Oaks, we searched for classic modernist white boxes open this weekend and narrowed it down to two versions. With pools.
Before the Golden Gate Bridge was built, Marin County was a sleepy place, mostly open coastal meadow and virgin redwood forest. Wood was cheap. Many houses were built in an East Coast vernacular using local materials by ship's carpenters at turn of the 20th Century. Eager for some extra work while waiting for theirs ships to leave from San Francisco, what they built became a classic local style.
Hal Levitt's own house from the 60s, the home of a major figure in LA's old live music scene from the 80s, and from the late-40s, a house that looks the part.
Built at the height of the dot.com boom— with room for all that era's excesses, this vast duplex loft is ready to be reinvented. Or at least ready to cruise through this Sunday after brunch.
Two houses— one c.1923 cottage gets an addition in 2010 to make it modern family house, while the other has been in the same family for over a hundred years and is ready for some serious restoration, but comes with its own archive.
Take a look at these three very different ways to live in San Francisco– a renovated Edwardian in SOMA, a romantic Victorian cottage in Dolores Heights, and a modest Norman Style stucco house in Forest Hill– all open on Sunday, June 24.
Designed for night and day, this party-ready Mid-Century house has undergone a renovation that could have gone totally wrong, but didn't. If you've only got time for one open house this weekend, this is the one.