Posts by Philip Ferrato

Basically a new house behind the Edwardian facade, this "Passive" Pacific Heights residence is a technological dream that takes physical well-being as its core value.

A composition of strong graphic forms and surprising colors. Open on Sunday, June 15 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Contrasting traditional cedar shingles with Corten steel, this many-layered renovation of a 110-year-old house is open on Sunday, June 15 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

A couple of design pros have put their house on the market– one that integrates family and work in flowing, open spaces– and it's open on Sunday, June 8 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Between 1950 and 1960, Los Angeles was at the forefront of the modern residential design movement and a new way of thinking about the way people could live. These renovated examples of that time are open this Sunday, June 1 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

New construction– and possessing outstanding design values– this house in Diamond Heights should sell quickly. And most likely well over the $3.745M asking price. Open on Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

This woodsy, witty exercise in Mid-Century Modernism retains its original details and great views.

Simple, vernacular forms and a masterful eye for carpenter details resulted in the Howes-Kaplansky House at Pasatiempo near Santa Cruz, one of the first planned residential communities.

With great views and outdoor spaces, this late-30s bungalow got a mid-50s remodel by a noted East Bay architect and more recently, a going-over by Sogno Design Group tying the hillside structures together.

An important exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco looks at the subtle and enduring contributions of Jews to Mid-Century Modern design in America.

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