If you're like us, you've been looking around your kitchen, thinking about the holidays, and wondering how you're going to pull it off. This week we'll be looking at entertaining-ready kitchens that you may not find under the tree but can still go on your wish list. Yesterday, some rare Streamline Moderne. Today, in an over-the-top renovation in San Francisco's Presidio Heights, a kitchen opens up to the outdoors.

If you're like us, you've been looking around your kitchen, thinking about the holidays, and wondering how you're going to pull it off. This week we'll be looking at entertaining-ready kitchens that you may not find under the tree but can still go on your wish list.

The "Bird Streets" of the Hollywood HIlls are legendary for star power, luxury, and Mid-Century design. This previously-ordinary ranch house has been transformed in a minimalist bachelor(ette) pad.

Real Estate Report: Wine Country Retreat/Fortress High Above Glen Ellen

Joseph Eichler was a pioneering housing developer and builder after WWII— and as a builder rather than an architect, one of those most responsible for what we fondly look back at and call Mid-Century Modern. Here's one designed by Claude Oakland, skillfully updated, in Granada Hills.

Everyone has a vision of authentic. The only problem is that a few decades later, their "authentic" becomes inseparable from its own time.

After the happy ending for Neutra's Kronish House in Beverly Hills, which was threatened with a teardown and is now (hopefully) on the road towards restoration, it seems the market is flooded with a few Neutras for sale. Neutra's 1955 Staller House in Bel Air, owned by producer Gary Levinsohn remains on the market since the summer, despite a price reduction in October.

Warren Callister's houses in the Bay Area, where he had a long career, are often quirky objects with their own cult following. The best are clearly handcrafted— think furniture rather than log cabins.

This 1951 house by architect J.R. Davidson in the Hollywood Hills just came on the market, asking $2.95M.

What a difference a year makes. In Venice, a grim and studio structure of glass block and stucco gets re-scripted. And domesticated. Asking $1.95M.

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