Posts by Philip Ferrato

Over at the border of Albany and Berkeley, Sean Gaston and Jim Jewell– the team behind Bee Renovated– have been busy. Their latest project is the rescripting of a 1920's house that had been lived in by the same family since the early '50s and came with a local story of its own. It's open on Sunday.

Sandy Walker was one of the Bay Area's go-to architects for high-end glamour. A very conspicuous house he designed in the late-'80s is on the market in Pacific Heights and open on Sunday, October 21 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

Muir Beach is a classic little California beach enclave, redolent of the '60s and one hour from from San Francisco. Houses rarely come on the market, and the only current listing is open on Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

In LA's Beachwood Canyon neighborhood, this 3-unit building is a well-preserved cross section of Los Angeles design in the 20th Century.

A Mid-Century house by John Lautner, a Frank Lloyd Wright disciple who would go on to design some of Southern California's most iconic houses, is open this Sunday from 2:00PM to 5:00PM and worth a visit.

The architect/owner of this 1930s cottage in Sausalito gave it a new skin and a stair tower connecting three levels. It's open on Sunday, October 7 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

If you're willing to brave the chaos predicted for this weekend's Carmageddon in Los Angeles, here are three open houses worth visiting in Pacific Palisades. There's a Mid-Century remodeled by a Constructivist, a look back to the '30s, and a visually challenging space that may make you rethink privacy and backyards.

San Francisco's Clarendon Heights neighborhood is on the north flank of twin peaks– developed in the 1960s from a few large estates, houses there often have extraordinary views and large lots. Here's a perfect example, open on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30.

The San Fernando Valley community of Valley VIllage isn't known as a hotbed of serious design, so this house came as a surprise. If you're looking for a sophisticated house in a family-oriented community but want to stay in LA County, this is worth a look– open on Sunday, September 24 from 2:00Pm to 5:00PM.

Victorian on the outside, this family-sized duplex condominium on Haight Street is new inside while retaining a lot of vintage original detail and character. Open on Sunday, September 24 from 2:30PM to 4:30PM