Posts by Philip Ferrato

  It's not every day you can buy a house with a foyer modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, but just such a rarity is on the market in Los Angeles, asking $5.495M. Now's your chance.

    What's compelling about Los Angeles? It's full of interesting houses by  people re-inventing architecture, and one of these from 1964 is for sale for $2.495M.

  Berkeley is full of splendid Arts-and-Crafts style houses, and one of the best is on the market for $2.5M.

  This oceanfront house in The Sea Ranch is perfect for those long foggy weekends on the Northern California coast, and it's for sale at $2.6M.

  Realtors believe in staging. It gets rid of the distracting detritus of someone's life and puts a house in a fresh, open light. Sometimes it goes wrong, as in this Mid-Century classic for sale in Pasadena.

Houses say a lot about their owners. Some are warm and cozy, others build to intimidate (Versailles, anyone?) A  house ready to do just that is for sale in Los Angeles.

  Artists get to build unconventional houses. Here's one for sale in Tujunga made of industrial steel components and wrapped around a swimming pool.

  In La Jolla, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright built a group of houses on a ridge. One of them is for sale.

Portola Valley was, for decades, a weekend retreat for well-off San Franciscans, and this sophisticated ranch is for sale there.

  Donald Wexler is one of the defining architects of the mid-century Palm Springs Modern style. The house he designed for Dinah Shore in 1964 is for sale after an over-the-top renovation.

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