Posts by Philip Ferrato

With moveable louvers that permit the facade to shift and change to suit the needs (or whims) of its occupants, 8 Octavia Boulevard is the first of four radically new buildings on the east side of this reclaimed corridor.

This late-'40s, 5-bed, 5.5-bath house designed by architect Gerard Colcord was recently restored by Tom Boland, an LA designer who specializes in bringing classic homes back to life.

With a heritage of laissez-faire living, woodsy housing and hot tubs, Mill Valley has long been a haven for creative people. This striking house by Thompson Studio Architecture brings crisp design to that heritage, and it’s open on Sunday, August 17 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Hugging the side of a canyon and with views out to the ocean, this 1923 Spanish/Arts & Crafts house takes a romantic look back at the Los Angeles of our dreams. Open on Sunday August 10 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

This classic Marina District flat was renovated with an eye to entertaining. It's on the market and open Sunday, August 10 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Flats were the multi-family dwelling of choice for San Franciscans at the turn of the 20th Century. Their romantic vibe still holds, and here are three– in very different neighborhoods– open this Sunday, August 3 from 2:00pm to 4:00.

Designed by San Francisco’s master of Minimalism, Stanley Saitowitz, 1515 15th Street brings a gleaming new look to a gritty intersection.

This Modernist extravaganza on one of Venice’s few surviving canals checks off a lot of boxes – including an elevator.

Less bedroom, more entertaining space plus luxury finishes in a renovation designed by Jean-Pierre Berthy. Open on Sunday, July 27 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

In the hands of a skilled architect and interested developers, what could have been an ordinary condominium project is exactly the opposite.

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