Posts by Philip Ferrato
A house formerly owned and renovated by Ashley Olsen is back on the market in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hancock Park, and open on Sunday.
Julia Morgan is best known for her work for the Hearst Family– most notably at San Simeon– but she had a thriving practice designing less-notorious projects all over the Bay Area, including this comparably modest house in St. Francis Wood. Open on Sunday, September 9.
Set in one of Southern California's most perfect climates, Santa Barbara in the '20s was a retreat for for the rich and artistic. Open this weekend, a classic artist's studio, a Monterey Colonial by Roland Coate and a house by Joseph Plunkett provide a look into another world, one usually hidden behind walls and hedges.
Tree-lined Page Street runs from Market Street to Golden Gate Park, from Hayes Valley to Upper Haight. We love the combination of an unpretentious, low-key vibe from the turn of the 19th Century plus its proximity to to Mid-Market via bus and bike. Here are three properties open on Sunday, September 2.
Sausalito, just over the Golden Gate Bridge, was a sleepy fishing town until the mid-'30s, when the bridge connected it to San Francisco. It's still lovely, protected from fog by a coastal ridge, and here are two houses open on Sunday.
This classic Cape Cod– one that could only occur in Hollywood– is surrounded by hedges and comes completely remodeled. Plus we love the pool. Open Sunday, August 19 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Never before on the market, this incredibly respectable San Francisco house might have pleased your grandparents, in a neighborhood that's still family-friendly. Open Sunday, August 17 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
It's one of those perfect LA houses– just the right size, a lap pool and spa, with a skillful renovation and a distant view of the Hollywood sign. Open Sunday, August 12 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Now cherished as urban heirlooms, these three classic VIctorians have survived the 1906 Earthquake plus a few decades of being completely out of fashion.
Two classic California board-and-batten cottages, one updated and the other not, plus radically different new construction in Los Feliz/Atwater Village, worth a visit this weekend.