Know to few as Church of Mary of the Assumption or Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, the church at 1111 Gough has been rechristened by San Franciscans as Our Lady of Maytag. One look at its washing machine agitator-like roof and you will see why.
One flight at a time, hovering eyes in the sky are mapping out not just our streets but the height of our buildings and the altitude of our aerial obstructions. The resulting models are neat, although a drone's version of the city is a shady place.
A block away from Japantown in the Western Addition is an 18-story high rise that, though an Eichler, isn’t terribly special. What is interesting, however, are the six, 12-unit low-rise buildings that surround it.
With the city's previous density bonus program stuck in political limbo, liberal supervisors floated a counter-offer version that offers developers extra units, but only for buildings that consist entirely of affordable housing.
Endicott Court is a collection of 1890s era Italianate homes gathered around a garden courtyard and tucked behind a wrought-iron gate. It is quite possibly the cutest condo development in all of San Francisco. In short, prepare to be charmed.