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Wide-open expanses, clear and frosted glass, plus scrim-like shades allow light to flood this Venice home all day long. An outstanding collaboration by two designers, it's open on Sunday, January 25 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

This classic Edwardian mansion is on the market for just a pinch under $8 million.

With spectacular views, this 1957 house by Donald Olsen was reinvented in 2002. Open Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.

It's hard to find enormous parcels of land in the South Bay, especially ones so bucolically located in between San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

One of San Francisco's best small houses is on the market and open this Sunday. A great example of living in small spaces with high design, this 1-bed, 1.5-bath was designed for a couple that spends much of their time in Berlin, but it's not just a pied-à-terre– it's a fully functioning house for two.

Inspired by LA architect Bernard Zimmerman's early-60s Altschuler/Greenberg house in Sherman Oaks, we searched for classic modernist white boxes open this weekend and narrowed it down to two versions. With pools.

Before the Golden Gate Bridge was built, Marin County was a sleepy place, mostly open coastal meadow and virgin redwood forest. Wood was cheap. Many houses were built in an East Coast vernacular using local materials by ship's carpenters at turn of the 20th Century. Eager for some extra work while waiting for theirs ships to leave from San Francisco, what they built became a classic local style.

Hal Levitt's own house from the 60s, the home of a major figure in LA's old live music scene from the 80s, and from the late-40s, a house that looks the part.

Built at the height of the boom— with room for all that era's excesses, this vast duplex loft is ready to be reinvented. Or at least ready to cruise through this Sunday after brunch.

Two houses— one c.1923 cottage gets an addition in 2010 to make it modern family house, while the other has been in the same family for over a hundred years and is ready for some serious restoration, but comes with its own archive.