Take a look at these three very different ways to live in San Francisco– a renovated Edwardian in SOMA, a romantic Victorian cottage in Dolores Heights, and a modest Norman Style stucco house in Forest Hill– all open on Sunday, June 24.

Designed for night and day, this party-ready Mid-Century house has undergone a renovation that could have gone totally wrong, but didn't. If you've only got time for one open house this weekend, this is the one.

Open Sunday: A Victorian condo in Pacific Heights with a no-holds-barred remodel by the partners in Green Couch Design and in SOMA, an austere 3-level townhouse condo by Adele Naudé Santos, elegantly recalling the neighborhood's original warehouses.

Los Angeles is full of vast, stucco condo buildings— few of which are especially interesting. Here are three recent projects open this weekend really worth a look.

San Francisco's Mid-Market— the sorry stretch of Market Street from roughly 6th Street to Van Ness Avenue— is currently undergoing a change as brand-new start-ups join successful firms like Twitter and Zynga thanks to a massive payroll tax break by the city.

Silver Lake (or Silverlake) is one of our favorite neighborhoods, full of classic examples of LA's Modernist tradition, with houses by Schindler, a whole colony of Neutra houses, and a slew of others scattered around the two hills flanking the reservoir.

In sharp contrast to the currently overheated San Francisco and Peninsula housing markets, a lot of Oakland is just very warm. There's a lot of house to be had in some great neighborhoods.

Someone once aptly described him as a "desert architect," and Donald Wexler is responsible for much of Palm Spring's iconic Mid-Century look over a long career. This classic Post & Beam he designed in 1961 is on the market and has an open house on Saturday, May 26. 

There's not much to look at this holiday weekend— even realtors are taking a break— but this cottage may be one of the last untouched Arts & Crafts houses in town, in an historic neighborhood and just downhill from Macondary Lane.

Driving around LA's older neighborhoods, you can't help but notice those tall green hedges, right up against the sidewalk with a gate or door set into them. Concealing the house behind from prying eyes, theyr'e better than solid walls, having the advantage of being graffiti-proof. Here are three examples, all built in the '20s within a few minutes drive, open on Sunday, May 20th.

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