Posts by Philip Ferrato

It's not every day a house by modernist master Antoine Predock comes on the market, but this one's been languishing, unbought for about six months and reduced by $351K.

  San Francisco's Clarendon Heights neighborhood of is full of mid-century modern houses by interesting architects. This one was built at the end of the Depression and on the brink of World War II.

"You've never seen anything like this in Marin!" says the realtor. She's right. You haven't.

Venice is full of artists who've designed their own structures for living and working. Here's one by Chuck Arnoldi that's just come on the market, asking $3.35M.

The 34th America's Cup Race is coming to San Francisco Bay, with preliminary races beginning in 2012 and the Cup race in in the Summer of 2013. For $5.1M you can see much of the race course from your living room.

Venice is full of quirky buildings, and a design lab for for artists and architects for decades. Here's a two-unit building that could easily serve as a house and studio/office, for sale for $1.295M.

A few hundred yards from the famed Chateau Marmont- a state of mind as much as a hotel- is this smart little Spanish-meets-Moderne, and it's on the market for $1.769M.

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.