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Posts by Philip Ferrato

John Lautner was one of Los Angeles' great Mid-Century architects, wielding poured concrete, glass and wood like no one else. Restored by an obsessive architecture connoisseur, this beachfront house Lautner designed in 1967 is on the market, asking $22M.

In 1979, architect Frederick Fisher built this breakthrough house that reflected both the ad hoc carpenter/warehouse/seaside vibe of Venice and the work of his mentor, Frank Gehry. On the market and worth a visit, the house is open August 18th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Renovated, and with a big, private garden, this Edwardian flat is ready to move into. Open this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.

This c.1909 Arts & Crafts house and cottage captures all the magic of San Francisco's legendary Russian Hill neighborhood.

A rigorous Post-Modern examination of how we live, the Petal House was one of the most influential residential projects of its time. The open house, on Sunday, August 4 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, should be packed with architecture students.

This spectacular c.1961 William Wurster home on Russian Hill got an award-winning and sensitive renovation by Kuth/Rainieri in 2007. Ten days after appearing on the market, it's gone into contract.

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

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