San Francisco House Calls
A California couple transforms an ailing Eichler house to make their midcentury modern fantasies a reality.
Interior designer Justina White had to compromise on size in her Oakland, California home—she shares a one-bedroom with her daughter—but that was no excuse to give style a short shrift.
In Stinson Beach, California, a revived 1958 kit house is a co-owned weekend retreat for two families.
"[Fischer Architecture] wanted to be reverent and respectful to what the home was, bring it up to date, and make it my home."
This Sacramento midcentury gem had fabulous bones, which were updated and polished for how people live today.
A husband-and-wife architect team has created a museum-like home to house their collection.
A designer and her husband make their first home together in San Francisco.
We go inside the charming Mission District home of illustrator, artist, and animator Christian Robinson. Five years ago, Robinson went looking for a room to rent, and he found a community, too.
How a crafty vintage curator turned her tiny Hayes Valley apartment into a junior one bedroom.
After purchasing a neglected Victorian in a San Francisco neighborhood, a couple spends two decades turning what looked like a "haunted house" into a heartfelt family home.
The San Francisco designer creates a space for relaxation and gathering in an Edwardian house.
"As San Francisco becomes blander, we old-timers have a responsibility to be weirder," John Vlahides, a travel writer and San Francisco Symphony Chorus member, explained as he looked out the window of his 1920s studio nestled in the Castro.
Can your holiday decorations be seen from outer space? If so, we want to know you and your house! As a special edition of our House Calls series, we’re looking for a home that’s been made extra festive for the holidays this year. And we’re not talking just a tasteful string of white lights.
SF developer Lucas Eastwood, founder of Eastwood Development, and Alisha Eastwood, a psychotherapist, took their dreams one step further by reconfiguring a turn of the century Edwardian into a contemporary sanctuary for their family.
Effective immediately, we're looking for volunteers with offbeat, curious, or just refreshingly cozy dwellings to invite us into their homes for a tour and a photo shoot. (Unique decor and wild collections a plus!)
Ben Lewis, Nicholas Albrecht, and Allie-Brooke Shelby like the sense of community in sharing a live/work loft in Oakland. They've decorated it with a delightful mishmash of midcentury and contemporary furniture.
For Ken and Amy Shelf, there is very little separation between work and life. They operate one of San Francisco's most inspirational plant stores, and they bring their work home with them. Check out their succulent-filled and character-rich cottage.
When the author married, she decided to make a fresh start. She and her husband Jim Barringer brought two households, two extremely different tastes, and two sets of very specific needs to the table. They combined it all under one "funky" roof.
Windy Chien carves out space for comfort and creativity