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Modern Design Inspiration In Palo Alto

Modern Design Inspiration In Palo Alto

We appreciate concrete, walls of glass and wide open spaces (and yes, trees). Even if they are down in Palo Alto (and not for sale). ∙ Tree Houses Read More »

Go Ahead And Ask: 2901 Broadway Is Listed (And Priced)

Go Ahead And Ask: 2901 Broadway Is Listed (And Priced)

2901 Broadway, the ‘house that shall not be priced‘ and home of the 2007 Decorator showcase, has officially been listed with an asking price of $55,000,000. And while that’s $20,000,000 less than was incorrectly rumored last year, word on the street is that it’s also $25,000,000 more than has... Read More »

The Palmtag Muzzio Bowen Mansion (Just South Of Santa Cruz)

The Palmtag Muzzio Bowen Mansion (Just South Of Santa Cruz)

Once again, this one’s not in San Francisco. But it is just fifteen minutes south of Santa Cruz. And as you’re probably aware, we have a serious soft spot for stunning renovations. The Palmtag Muzzio Bowen Mansion is a beautifully restored Victorian that manages to maintain its period feel... Read More »

Inside The LEED Certified Folsom Dore Apartments

Inside The LEED Certified Folsom Dore Apartments

The Folsom Dore Apartments houses a mix of low-income and formerly homeless residents in 98 well designed, and LEED certified, units. And if you’ve ever wanted to get a closer look at this innovative green building, tomorrow’s your chance. WHAT:Citizens Housing Corporation invites you to join them as they... Read More »

The American Institute Of Architects’ Top Five In San Francisco

The American Institute Of Architects’ Top Five In San Francisco

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects names its “top 5” San Francisco residential buildings and manages to include an entire block. In the order that they’re pictured (left to right, top to bottom): 1. The Curran House (145 Taylor) 2. The Plaza Apartments (Sixth and... Read More »

We’re Buying It (The Description Not The House)

We’re Buying It (The Description Not The House)

This Joseph Leonard designed Arts and Crafts house is described as an “architectural work of art.” And we’re buying it (the description not the house). Although if we did buy it (the house not the description) we have a feeling some bathroom/kitchen updating would have to be factored into... Read More »

And The Box Beam Ceiling Down The Hall

And The Box Beam Ceiling Down The Hall

Quite simply, it’s the “natural wood detailing” that caught our attention (although not so much on the second floor). ∙ Listing: 146 Locust Street (4/2.5) – $2,250,000 Read More »

JustQuotes: Renzo Piano Talks Tall Buildings With J.K. Dineen

“For an architect who is proposing San Francisco’s tallest buildings, Piano does not come across as a strident advocate for height. He says he is not interested in breaking records. He recently walked away from a 1,000-foot project at Winthrop Square in Boston because the developer was pushing... Read More »

JustQuotes: The Future’s So Bright (Federal Building Edition)

“The funny thing is it’s terribly dark in the Annex, but there’s a terrible glare problem in the Tower. The mesh only screens a small percentage of the glare. They’re having to install some kind of reflective screen on the windows. Employees in the Tower are... Read More »

Go Big and Go Home in Belvedere: The Tom Perkins Estate

Go Big and Go Home in Belvedere: The Tom Perkins Estate

It’s not a new listing.  And it’s not even in San Francisco (it’s across the bay at 345 Golden Gate Avenue in Belvedere). But we’ve designating today big bold house day. And this one definitely belongs. It’s a Julia Morgan / George Kelham designed home (or rather “French Manor”)... Read More »