There's not a lot of new family-size construction in San Francisco's iconic Nob hill neighborhood. With a roof deck big enough for a private playground, this may prove to be someone's dream house. You can live here vicariously (if very briefly) on Sunday afternoon.

We looked online and found 78 houses with pools open on Sunday, May 13 in LA County. A quick scan of the listings brought us to these two houses, both sort of awful and sort of fabulous, for people who like their bling in espresso-stained wood and indoor water features. Both are great places for 200 of your best friends on a warm weekend night.

Three prime examples of the uniquely San Franciscan full-floor flat, these Post-Victorians come with their own quirks. Sometimes, they can seem long and narrow, but also offer a lot in their generous proportions, traditional details, and privacy.

This weekend Angelenos (yes, even those on the Eastside) can tour a grand total of 36 stunning abodes on back-to-back home tours. Start with Saturday’s annual Venice Garden and Home Tour and, on Sunday, move onto round two of AIA|LA’s 2012 Spring Home Tours Series, Palisades to Brentwood.

One of San Francisco's oldest extant farmhouses is on the market— and turns into a history lesson.

The realtor doesn't come right and say "tear me down" but uses coded brokerbabble— "Unique opportunity to create your own estate on over 1/3 acre in prime Beverly Hills…" We can see it in a 21st-Century remake of the noir classic "Sunset Boulevard." You can go see it before it disappears.

Cutting-edge when it was finished in 2000, 369 Upper Terrace is a renovated Mid-Century with views to the Pacific Ocean. It still looks great. If you have time for one open house this weekend, this is it.

Whether you call them Spanish, Mediterranean, or Andalucian, these stucco houses were all the rage in 1920s Los Angeles, in a style filtering through economic levels from grand mansions to apartment houses.  Here are three single-family houses open this Sunday, April 22— a stucco cottage in Silver L

Berkeley was long a testing ground for new ideas in residential design, receptive to the Arts & Crafts movement and full of Shingle-Style houses both by anonymous builders and well-known architects, and later, the Progressive community that UC Berkeley attracted wanted the modest, modern houses

We've chosen three houses open this weekend, each an example of different ways live in LA. 512 S. Norton Avenue, Windsor Square/Hancock Park, $1.595M (pictured above)We're loving this quirky 4-bed, 3-bath c.1922 and vaguely English house in the Windsor Square neighborhood for a few reasons.

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