Posts by Philip Ferrato

Venice has long had a reputation for interesting Modernist architecture and design. Worth a visit, here are three houses open this Sunday, December 7.

A gracious c.1908 Arts & Crafts house with great views and outdoor spaces, plus a heated swimming pool. Open on Sunday, December 8 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

With a seriously thick shell on the outside, solar panels on the roof, and impressive mechanicals inside, San Francisco's first Passive House sold before it was finished.

This classic but small-scaled 1967 Hal Levitt on Mt. Olympus had seen better days. Now overhauled and back on the market, it's open Sunday December 1, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm– and worth seeing.

Thanksgiving in Seadrift? The gated community adjoining Stinson Beach is great all year round– and a wonderful venue for any holiday. Planning ahead for next year, this classic oceanfront beach house could be yours for $6.45M.

A vine-covered adobe sanctuary in the Hollywood Hills is the perfect venue for a crowd of friends, or being completely alone.

Part of a celebrity-owned compound, this Arts & Crafts cottage could be the perfect venue for your 2014 LA Thanksgiving– the 10-acre, 3-house estate is on the market for $12.5M.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios reinvented this classic ranch in Hancock Park to accommodate large-scale entertaining plus electronic and print media. Open on Sunday, November 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

With a few hundred open houses this Sunday, November 24 in San Francisco, we chose three condos we'd like to see– each for entirely different reasons.

To quote the listing agent, "a wonderful project with potential" but for the rest of us, an opportunity to see a house– untouched for decades– by George Washington Smith, Open on Sunday, November 17 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm