Posts by Philip Ferrato

  Once upon a time, typography was considered a critical component of marketing, and in San Francisco, we got a condo project named BLŪ. Here's a look at one of the six three-level penthouses topping BLŪ out.

  San Francisco doesn't have much in the way of Streamline Moderne, one of the "international" styles of architecture that evolved from Art Deco in the 1930's. Here's one of the best, with an impeccable renovation.

  Those classic shingled cottages everyone loves can be cold, small, and awkward to live in. Some don't even have foundations. Here in Potrero Hill, someone's created a late- 20th century-version-on-steroids with all mod-cons plus local, sustainable agriculture.

  It's Oscar Week. Let's go look  a house in the Hollywood Hills once occupied by a cinema legend. Just don't expect to find any tangible traces of him.

  San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood is chock-a-block-full of recently-built luxury condominium units. Here's one for sale at the Infinity with an unusually large terrace.

  Russian Hill Summit is one of those perfect little San Francisco neighborhoods, with diverse building types ranging  from 19th Century cottages to recent Modernism, and a number of classic Edwardian apartment houses. 

  Probably not. But it must come close, and some of us don't need much more than this stylish little villa offers.

"Monterey Colonial" is a classic California house type. Here's one by a prominent architect in Monetcito, built in 1935.  

  There's a stretch of San Francisco's Hyde Street that's classic: tree-lined, clanking with cable cars and lined with lovely Edwardian apartment houses. Here's one of them.

  San Francisco's housing stock isn't all Victorians or late-model modern condos. Here's one imported from 19th Century Paris.

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