Posts by Philip Ferrato

A Modernist house, built below street level but wide open in the back,  is on the market in Los Feliz. The realtor describes it as a "hidden treasure".

Once the home of an eminent UC Berkeley English professor, this c.1933 house has a host of places for your extended library.

Pacific Heights is full of big traditional houses, many now too formal to live in comfortably. Here's one that functions in the 21st Century.

OK, it's true, I'll admit a weakness for rooms with horizontal wood paneling and beamed ceilings, and I'm probably not alone. Especially from trees the likes of which we'll never see again. Here's a house in San Francisco's Parkside neighborhood in almost original condition, including one of the two kitchens.

Last year, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was elected Lieutenant Governor. With a second child and no legal need to stay in San Francisco, the Newsom family moved to Marin County. Which is also an easier commute to Sacramento, but we think the real reason has to do with laundry. Their Ashbury Heights house just came on the market.

It's not quite in the Liberty Hill Historic District and a few feet outside the Mission, and probably in Dolores Heights. Whatever, it's on a beautiful block in a classic San Francisco location.

In San Francisco's Japantown, a condo within striking distance of sushi, cinema and the best spa in town.

    There's a great little house on the market this week in the Berkeley Hills, hidden in the trees. It needs some work, asking $649K, and is open on Sunday, June 3.

"Usonian" usually refers to the low-slung, affordable houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, but it's also a handy term to describe similar houses by his followers. Here's one, architect unknown, from 1955, that needs some love. And $1.595M.  

It's not everyday you get two great architects on the same lot. Here in Los Angeles, the pool house was designed by Pierre Koenig in 2002. The main house was designed by Gregory Ain in 1952.

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