Posts by Philip Ferrato

It's not being marketed as a "retirement home." but this handsomely reconditioned Post & Beam is also a place to retire with style and dignity, high up in the Hollywood Hills. Open on Sunday, June 23 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In the capable hands of designer Sean Gaston, a Mid-Century house in Kensington gets ready for the sixty years. Open on Sunday, June 23 and June 30 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm

A few hundred feet from the Pacific Ocean, this vintage Brutalist commercial building on Sunset Boulevard has been transformed into luxurious, high-style condominiums.

The modest, low-slung worker's cottages of Venice are disappearing, replaced with grand houses by notable architects. This one by Patrick Tighe FAIA delivers nicely on the question "Where do we put the pool?"

A. Quincy Jones was one of California's most glamorous architects, designing opulent Mid-Century dwellings for the rich. He was also involved in the post-WWII social experiments that attempted to solve the housing shortage, and a house designed for the Crestwood Hills cooperative project is on the market.

A two-unit building in Cow Hollow gets re-scripted as a big, luxurious and family-sized house. Open on Sunday, June 16 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM, this spectacular renovation is a worth a visit.

With almost no new residential development in the Richmond District in decades, architect Owen Kennerly gives us six unique units completely unlike the neighborhood's pastel Edwardians. Open on Sunday, June , from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

We hate it when our friends traipse through the house in wet bathing suits looking for a place to change. Or a bathroom. Here, that issue is resolved with a walled space open to the sky.

The street front doesn't give much away, but the interior of this severe wedge of house is minimal and private. Open on Sunday, June 2 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Jeff and Tray Schlarb, the couple behind Green Couch Design, renovated this Cow Hollow house with a family in mind, and it's open on Sunday, June 2 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. And yes, you can buy it completely furnished.