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Mid Century, Open his Weekend

Up in The Summit, but on a low floor, a big two bedroom/two bath condo in what appears to be good but totally outdated condition. This is the building, along with the Fontana Towers on the north slope of Russian Hill, that brought modernism to a screeching halt in San Francisco and inspired adaptive reuse, found arguably for the first time in the subsequent Ghirardelli Square. This is also the building where Charlotte & George live and Tony Blair's having dinner, but that's the night before the open house. Really sweet views over the houses of Russian Hill Place, $1,595,000, open Sunday 7/30 2-4
· 999 Green Street, 1504 [Richard Bastoni, McGuire RE]
· Mid-Century Nosebleed [Curbed SF]
· Britain's Blair... [SF Gate]

At $5,350,000 we have no idea if we should be rolling over hysterically on the lovely lawn or whipping out our checkbooks at the prospect of such a bargain. Probably both, since it's in Atherton, and everyone wants a little of Larry's mojo. But we love this place because it says California to us, the place where the classic ranch house began. This one's got that vaguely ritzy LA-Billy Haines thing going on, with English antiques, Chinese export porcelain, French armchairs. In with the stone fireplace and walls of glass. Plus what looks like a really nasty fake Utrillo in the dining room. Or brown-period Vlaminck? There's an unaltered garden by Thomas Church, the man who (with others) created the 20th century modernist garden, the California outdoor room. Open Sunday 7/30 1:30 to 4:30
· 70 Stern Lane, Atherton [Bill Hoolhorst, McGuire RE]
· William Haines [Wikipedia]
· Utrillo [Rosings]
· Thomas Church {Lakewold]