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Posts by Philip Ferrato

In the early '50s, Los Angeles architect Rodney Walker designed a cluster of small homes on a hilltop in Bel Air. One of them is for sale and open on Sunday, July 28 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Developer/Builder Joseph Eichler introduced Modernism to tract housing in Post-War America. This exceptional, renovated example in verdant Lucas Valley is on the market and open Sunday, July 28 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Dozens of undistinguished stucco houses, most built immediately after WWII, cover the hills around Los Angeles. This one's had a sensitive remodel that doesn't overwhelm the original design or the incredible views– plus there's a pool cantilevered out over the canyon, Open on Sunday, July 14 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM

A victim of design compromises with difficult neighbors and an equally intractable Planning Commission, this new condominium project may lack curb appeal, but inside is a different story. There's an open house this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

A little tired, and with a lot almond and taupe, this untouched example of the well-lived life in Los Angeles, c.1970 is open on Sunday, July 14 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM

San Francisco society hostess Lee Herbst Gruhn's mansion has been on the market for a year-and-a-half in the hottest market in memory. The grand house recently served a tour of duty as a decorator show house, but you can see it for free this Sunday, July 14 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

A '60s Palm Springs classic– sandwiched between the former homes of stars like Frank Sinatra and Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé– gets reworked by designer Sean Gaston. It's on the market and open Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, from 12:00PM to 3:00PM

The views are better than merely "good" and a renovation at the beginning of this century broke down the formal Edwardian layout, making this an unusually casual house inside while preserving the historic facade. Open on Sunday, June 7 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

Thornton Abell was one of Los Angele's most influential Mid-Century architects. The low-slung Post & Beam he designed in Santa Monica for muralist Robert Haines– with later re-scripting by architect Ignacio Fernndez and landscape design by DRY Design– is on the market and open this weekend, on Sunday June 30 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Built in 1904, this grand shingled house has a spectacular living room and unbeatable views from almost every room. Open on Sunday, June 29th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.