Posts by Philip Ferrato

Lacking a backyard, this new Hollywood Hills house puts the obligatory swimming pool on the roof.

Not everyone's image of San Francisco living, but this condo is only a block from the Embarcadero, Pier 30 and the planned America's Cup Village, the ballpark, and South Beach Park.

Apartments in this circa-1961 building don't come on the market very often, and this one looks like it may have only one occupant since the building went up- and its original kitchen appliances.

In an otherwise languishing real estate market, this condo went "pending" in less than a day.

Up in the Berkeley Hills, there's a (mostly) renovated house from 1962 with the perfect view towards the Golden Gate Bridge, framing the America's Cup Race route. Invest in binoculars to offer to your guests.

A Modernist house, built below street level but wide open in the back,  is on the market in Los Feliz. The realtor describes it as a "hidden treasure".

Once the home of an eminent UC Berkeley English professor, this c.1933 house has a host of places for your extended library.

Pacific Heights is full of big traditional houses, many now too formal to live in comfortably. Here's one that functions in the 21st Century.

OK, it's true, I'll admit a weakness for rooms with horizontal wood paneling and beamed ceilings, and I'm probably not alone. Especially from trees the likes of which we'll never see again. Here's a house in San Francisco's Parkside neighborhood in almost original condition, including one of the two kitchens.

Last year, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was elected Lieutenant Governor. With a second child and no legal need to stay in San Francisco, the Newsom family moved to Marin County. Which is also an easier commute to Sacramento, but we think the real reason has to do with laundry. Their Ashbury Heights house just came on the market.