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.
Satisfying pent-up demand with almost 300 units of luxury rentals to the market, Tower Two at One Rincon Hill will also add big bucks to the Affordable Housing Fund.
Designed by Gregory Ain and Garret Ekbo in 1953 for a radio/TV announcer, this intact mid-century in Studio City has never been on the market until this week.
San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood has always been rough and edgy, a late-night entertainment district mixed with metal fabricators and auto body repair shops. That's rapidly changing, and this spectacular conversion is worth a visit. Open Saturday and Sunday, May 2/3 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Hidden away on a narrow lane in downtown Santa Barbara, there's a vintage artists colony of small adobe cottages - here's one that's on the market.
Purists may object, but this charming Edwardian got a chic all-white makeover. Open this weekend– Saturday February 1 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and Sunday February 2 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
Cantilevered over a canyon, this c.1987 house had a recent overhaul that refreshed its elegant industrial lines. Open on Sunday, January 28 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
This weekend, check out these big spaces to make your own.
A swank, classic house– potentially in danger of demolition– by an architect who should be better known. Go see it this Sunday, January 19 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
We don't care who owns it– we want it. Open on Sunday, January 12 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The San Francisco flat has proven to be a durable and much-loved dwelling type, taking us from the Gold Rush through the Summer of Love and into the Dotcom 2.0 era– with a whole lot of living in between. These three condos are open on Sunday, January 12 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.