Posts by Philip Ferrato

Paul Williams was responsible for a lot of grand houses in Los Angeles. Here's one in Bel Air that's fully restored and ready for a party.

Telegraph Hill is covered with quirky shingle houses and beautiful gardens. Because it was inaccessible, it's where the poor, the artistic, the writers, lived. Not any more.

  It's not every year your beloved finds an old stone cottage under the Christmas tree, but then, you only have to buy one.

Dating back to the earliest days of Stinson Beach, before the surfers showed up, this Marin County property overlooking the ocean has seen a lot of history, both local and global.

  Get in touch with your inner woodsman or write the great American novel, or both, in this 1930's lodge.

  In the heart of Sonoma County wine country, this house has been on and off the market for almost a year- and the asking price has dropped by $555K.

  It's easy to love this finely-crafted mid-century cabin. It could almost get me to move to Orinda.

  Hip arch-villains will love this quasi-futuristic desert lair. It's on the market for $750K.

  Human inter-stellar travel helped pay for this old-school Cliff May house. It's on the market for $7.3M.

  This oceanfront house looks like it has a few stories to tell, and it's on the market for $10.995M