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Sweet Lime Green Victorians (Literally)

Sweet Lime Green Victorians (Literally)

Okay, we know we’re pushing the boundaries a bit with regard to “real estate” news, but it’s worth it to report that artist Elizabeth Hickok has created a scale-model of San Francisco. Out of Jell-O. And as if the pictures weren’t sweet enough (so to speak), she has also... Read More »

Tour Grand Buena Vista Park Homes

The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society’s annual Home Tour is this Saturday, October 8, from 10am to 4pm. Tickets cost $20 for SFMHS and BVNA members ($25 for non-members) and the Tour will feature Buena Vista Park homes. Registration for the SFMHS tour, co-sponsored by the Buena Vista... Read More »

Not Such Trivial Knowledge

Know the difference between a Benjamin Moore Mulberry, Behr Plum Jam, and Glidden Valhalla? What about the difference between a Queen Anne Victorian, Gothic Revival, and a San Francisco Stick? Neither did we until readers tipped us to these two sites: Colorcharts – billed as the “online library of... Read More »

Pier 70 Rehabilitation

Pier 70 Rehabilitation

A group of interns from EDAW have been working on a “vision” for the redevelopment of Pier 70. And it’s excellent work. “Pier 70 will be a diverse working waterfront district that embraces its distinctive arts and industrial character, connects to the local communities, reveals its maritime history and... Read More »

Friday Fantasy: Great Affordable House Design

Friday Fantasy: Great Affordable House Design

That’s it. We’ve had it with the “quaint” (un-renovated), “charming” (non-functional), and “unique” (schizophrenically designed) properties that have dominated the Bay Area listings these past couple of months. It’s time to start from scratch. Or at least start fantasizing… Affordable Home Design …packed with solutions to appeal to... Read More »

Refrigerator Porn

Refrigerator Porn

We present the Sub-Zero Pro 48 as a perfect excuse (or inspiration) to remodel your kitchen. And according to Land+Living, “this refrigerator conforms to the US Department of Energy’s stringent standards for residential use – consuming less energy than a 100 watt light bulb.” Now that’s cool. · Sub-Zero... Read More »

Building Inspiration

Building Inspiration

The house isn’t in San Francisco, but it is an inspiration. And have hope – this gem was built for $190 sq.ft. (not including the land). That’s right, $228,000 for 1,200 sq.ft. of stylish living. Perhaps that “fixer-upper” should really be a “tear-down”… · Build Me a Bargain ... Read More »

That’s More Like It

That’s More Like It

Having just declared Carter Terrance the best-looking new complex in San Francisco, John King goes and profiles a much better-looking development the very next day. Regardless, kudos to the developers (Citizens Housing and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation) and architect (david baker + partners). · soma studios + 8th +... Read More »

Overstatement Of The Week

From SF Gate: “Who would have guessed the best-looking new housing complex in SF is across from the Cow Palace?” Answer: Not us. And we wouldn’t have been wrong. Kudos to the Mercy Housing California, Carter Terrace is a great addition to the neighborhood. And we applaud all the... Read More »