Posts by Philip Ferrato

Warren Callister's houses in the Bay Area, where he had a long career, are often quirky objects with their own cult following. The best are clearly handcrafted— think furniture rather than log cabins.

This 1951 house by architect J.R. Davidson in the Hollywood Hills just came on the market, asking $2.95M.

In Berkeley, the land of brown shingled houses, a rare Modernist survivor of the '30s in Streamline Moderne.

What a difference a year makes. In Venice, a grim and studio structure of glass block and stucco gets re-scripted. And domesticated. Asking $1.95M.

As the listing says: "Designed as a modernist Roman Villa for John Kelsey and his family, wrapping around an Impluvium (a pool open to the sky within the house). The formal entrance gallery is a grand Miesian glass box."

Living in this house could inspire a return to jewelled caftans and fondue parties. Best of all, it's open on Sunday, October 23 from 2:00 to 5:00.

A beautifully-detailed renovation by Shortridge Architects in Pacific Palisades, with a video of the house right after work was completed, plus pictures of how the current owners have comfortably settled in. Or see it for yourself— the house is open on Sunday October 16, 2011 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM.

Not to worry, there's room for a pool. And worth a visit if you're in LA— there's an open house on Sunday, October 16th from 2-5pm.

In West Hollywood, this irresistible mash-up of styles looks like a great place for a party.

If you looked at as many real estate listings as we do, you'd find both uninspired landscaping and uninteresting art on the walls. Just not always, we're glad to report.