Real Estate Report: 1956 Modernism with Japanese Influences

  Buff, Straub & Hensman was one of Los Angeles area's most influential and successful architectural firms, and their career started with post-and-beam houses like this one in Pasadena. It just hit the market this week, asking $1.375M, and it surprisingly kid-friendly for the 1950's.  Else>>>

Real Estate Report: Pierre Koenig In Rancho Palos Verde

Pierre Koenig is one of the icons of Mid-Century architecture in Southern California, especially in the Los Angeles area. Here in Rancho Palos Verde, just south of LA, is a house he designed in the mid-1960s.  Else>>>

Real Estate Report: Charm + Hot Tub in Cole Valley = $1.149M

  San Francisco's Cole Valley neighborhood is full of charming old houses and most of them have undergone some sort of renovation. Here's a small one that's perfect for one person—or a very loving couple—that's also almost perfect for entertaining.  Else>>>

Real Estate Report: BLŪ Tri-plex Penthouse in SOMA, $2.5M

  Once upon a time, typography was considered a critical component of marketing, and in San Francisco, we got a condo project named BLŪ. Here's a look at one of the six three-level penthouses topping BLŪ out.  Else>>>

Real Estate Report: Streamline Moderne in San Francisco, $3.4M

  San Francisco doesn't have much in the way of Streamline Moderne, one of the "international" styles of architecture that evolved from Art Deco in the 1930's. Here's one of the best, with an impeccable renovation.  Else>>>

Real Estate Report: Room for Chickens in Potrero Hill, $3.3M

  Those classic shingled cottages everyone loves can be cold, small, and awkward to live in. Some don't even have foundations. Here in Potrero Hill, someone's created a late- 20th century-version-on-steroids with all mod-cons plus local, sustainable agriculture.  Else>>>

Real Estate Report: Live Like a Hollywood Hills Heathcliff

  It's Oscar Week. Let's go look  a house in the Hollywood Hills once occupied by a cinema legend. Just don't expect to find any tangible traces of him.  Else>>>

Real Estate Report: Hard-Edged Curves in SOMA, $1.395M

  San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood is chock-a-block-full of recently-built luxury condominium units. Here's one for sale at the Infinity with an unusually large terrace.  Else>>>

Real Estate Report: Big Open Views on Russian Hill

  Russian Hill Summit is one of those perfect little San Francisco neighborhoods, with diverse building types ranging  from 19th Century cottages to recent Modernism, and a number of classic Edwardian apartment houses.   Else>>>

Real Estate Report: Is this the smallest house in Beverly Hills?

  Probably not. But it must come close, and some of us don't need much more than this stylish little villa offers.  Else>>>