Posts by Philip Ferrato
Berkeley has a long history of progressive design– Arts & Crafts, Mission Styles, and Mid-Century. These three classic houses will be open and worth a look this weekend.
Satisfying pent-up demand with almost 300 units of luxury rentals to the market, Tower Two at One Rincon Hill will also add big bucks to the Affordable Housing Fund.
Designed by Gregory Ain and Garret Ekbo in 1953 for a radio/TV announcer, this intact mid-century in Studio City has never been on the market until this week.
San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood has always been rough and edgy, a late-night entertainment district mixed with metal fabricators and auto body repair shops. That's rapidly changing, and this spectacular conversion is worth a visit. Open Saturday and Sunday, May 2/3 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Hidden away on a narrow lane in downtown Santa Barbara, there's a vintage artists colony of small adobe cottages - here's one that's on the market.
Architect David Levitt re-scripted this 19xx ranch, opening it up to the patio and pool while retaining its Mid-Century integrity. Open on Sunday, February 16 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Yes, there is a neighborhood in San Francisco called Sherwood Forest, and this slightly mad fantasy is perfect for you and your merry men, seven dwarves, or private Renfair Open on Sunday, February 16 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Looking back at Mid-Century design, the architect took advantage of an unusual double lot to create an open, two story house that's not hemmed in by neighbors. Open on Saturday and Sunday, February 8th and 9th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
R.M. Schindler designed this house in 1952 but died before construction began. It's been restored this past year with from his original drawings and is open on Sunday, February 2 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Purists may object, but this charming Edwardian got a chic all-white makeover. Open this weekend– Saturday February 1 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and Sunday February 2 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.