Posts by Philip Ferrato

Built in 1966, this Pacific Heights house mixes up influences from all over and looks ahead to Post Modernism. Open on Sunday, February 24 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

An exceptionally subtle mash-up of classic Mid-Century Modern and handcrafted Japanese details by an architect who helped restore Golden Gate Park's Japanese Tea House after World War II.

Open this weekend, the 5-bed, 7.5-bath house is on 3 floors and comes with an elevator.

The listing calls it a "townhouse" even though it's integrated into a much larger apartment building, and in some locales might called it a "duplex maisonette," but we like this condo's hybrid nature and location directly on Mission Creek Park. Open this weekend.

A small house in Silver Lake is back on the market after an sensitive renovation, and the first open house is on Sunday, January 15 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

In the '30s, architect-contractor William Kesling built a number of houses around the Silver Lake Reservoir that bridged the gap between Streamline Moderne and Modernism of Neutra and Ain. Kesling's Collins House is open on Sunday, January 6 from 1:00pm to 4:00. We see it as an excuse to tour one of LA's most architecturally significant neighborhoods.

Three condominium units with clean lines and crisp details– that wont require much in the way of possessions– are open Sunday, January 6 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

In The Beverly Center neighborhood, this luxury version of the manufactured house can be managed from your smartphone. Open on Sunday, December 23 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and worth a visit.

By "rehab" of course, we mean rehabbed houses. Here are three– all great for entertaining but not especially "family friendly"– that have been taken far beyond their original roots, and open on Sunday, December 26.

On a great block on Russian Hill, the c.1858 octagon house owned for decades by the Feusier family is on the market and open on Sunday, December 16 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Along with it's classic Victorian bones and high ceilings, it features a very retro smoked-glass elevator.