Posts by Philip Ferrato
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.
Originally built in 1912, this house was gutted and rebuilt and the public spaces moved to the top floor, taking advantage of wide-open views of San Francisco and the East Bay Hills. Open on Sunday, December 9 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
We had to struggle through the listing photos to recognize this gem– a victim of unsympathetic decor– remodeled by Los Angeles architect/icon/surfer/modrnist Harry Gesner. Open on Sunday, December 2 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Originally built in 1948, this small stucco house has been completely re-imagined by Terry & Terry Architects and interior designer Chris Choy, and it's open on Sunday, December 2 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Take a break from turkey leftovers and relatives and tour this spectacular Noe Valley house on Sunday, November 24.
If you're out and about in the Santa Barbara area this weekend, consider checking out these open houses– three classic California Ranches from the '40s, one of them by Cliff May.
The home of a well-known San Francisco hostess from the latter part of the 20th Century has been on the market for over a year– and reduced by almost $3M. The open house on Sunday, November 18 is a rare opportunity to get a look inside a once-grand Pacific Heights mansion.
San Francisco's Mid-Market neighborhood has long been a target for renewal, but it wasn't until a major payroll tax break brought in Twitter, Zynga, and other digital ventures did the neighborhood get on its way as a place to both live and work. Here are two wildly different places on the market– bookends for the neighborhood's residential style– open on Sunday, November 11.
A luminous beachfront condo in Marina Del Rey– with a renovation originally designed by Los Angeles architect Lorcan O'Herlihy– is on the market, asking $2.995M.