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San Francisco Starchitecture

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How the glass curtain wall was born

Architecture historians consider the Hallidie Building groundbreaking, with some calling it the most important modern building in San Francisco.

A guide to the work of Stanley Saitowitz, the Bay Area’s most polarizing designer

"I am much less interested in self-expression than in establishing opportunities that enable occupants to express themselves."

San Francisco’s most polarizing buildings 

Love ’em or loathe ’em, these structures won’t be ignored.

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These are the most beautiful interiors in San Francisco

It’s what’s on the inside that counts.

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How Postwar Icon Joseph Eichler Built a Suburb in the Middle of S.F.

The famed developer created affordable midcentury-modern designs smack dab in the heart of the city.

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These are San Francisco’s most underrated buildings

Overlooked wonders that deserve a second look.

Whoa: Rare corner unit inside 8 Octavia asks $1.19M

It’s one of only six units on this side of the building.

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San Francisco’s tallest towers, mapped

In order of height starting with the tallest, here are the SF structures that stand proud and tall.

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A look at the Richmond District's architectural history

These westside structures deserve a second glance.

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The best things to do in SF this winter

Explore the city’s architecture, art exhibits, and outdoor attractions.

The Bay Area’s 10 most important buildings of the past decade

These provocative structures have redefined our region in more ways than one.

Before and after: What the Presidio’s new 14-acre park will look like

The designer green space will connect people from Crissy Field to the Presidio.

Bernard Maybeck’s Erlanger House in Forest Hill asks $4.25M

Built in 1916.

Frank Lloyd Wright protege’s home in the Berkeley Hills asks $2.79M

One of the finest from Daniel Lieberman.

Top-floor condo at Stanley Saitowitz’s 8 Octavia asks $1.46M

It comes with heavenly views.

450 Sutter, iconic Neo-Mayan skyscraper where you get your teeth cleaned, turns 90

"Shining like silk and lovely as old lace."

Ernest Born’s Modernist home on Great Highway seeks $8M

Outer Sunset home is steps away from the beach.

Oakland landscape designer Walter Hood wins this year’s MacArthur ‘genius’ grant

The mind behind the upcoming Oakland Museum of California renovation.

Peek inside this untouched midcentury designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s protege

This Palo Alto home was built in 1966 by Eichler Homes.

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An illustrated guide to SF architecture

Enjoy the city’s stylistic diversity, from Queen Anne to contemporary buildings.

Rare Ernest Coxhead home in Pacific Heights seeks $4.5M

Coxhead influenced Bay Area architects like Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, and Albert Farr.

Owner of illegally destroyed Neutra house wants to build new home on site

The Planning Commission previously ordered an exact replica be created.

William Turnbull’s Binker Barn in the Sea Ranch asks $1.32M

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.

César Pelli, architect of San Francisco’s tallest building, dies at 92

"Cities are our most important responsibility," said the architect. "They are the whole of which our buildings are the parts."

Bernard Maybeck fairytale Arts and Crafts in Berkeley asks $4.45 million

Fireplace bears a quote from English poet Lord Alfred Tennyson.

Apple Park was Jony Ive’s last—and most lasting—great design for Apple

Circular headquarters is a "100-year testimony to Jony Ive’s design."

Russian Hill home once owned by ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ creator’s widow asks $13.8M

Willis Polk mansion comes with a stained-glass window depicting the ship featured in Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island."

Minimalist Stanley Saitowitz mansion in Atherton finds buyer

A concrete lover’s dream.

Planning Commission approves remodel of Hearst Building with Julia Morgan additions

Developer promises Morgan lobby will remain intact during hotel conversion.

Minimalist unit inside SoMa Saitowitz-designed building asks $1.04M

Austere abode inside one of one of the city’s chicest buildings.

Owner of demolished Neutra house sues city

Twin Peaks homeowner alleges violation of constitutional rights in city’s rebuild order.

San Francisco Lego set finally available

Buildings include Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower.

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Mapping Julia Morgan’s Bay Area masterpieces

Revered as one of the greatest female architects in history, Morgan’s oeuvre will inspire any architect trying to break into the male-dominated field.

Curbed SF’s most beautiful homes of 2018

From landmark Victorians to midcentury marvels.

Owner who demolished famous SF home ordered to build replica

Ruling comes on the heels of the proposed Housing Preservation and Expansion Reform Act.

Extreme Eichler makeover in San Rafael asks $1.5M

1957 midcentury receives a 2018 look.

Stanley Saitowitz home in Upper Rockridge sells over asking

Contemporary stunner lands on the market for the first time since 1992.

This Lego Apple Park replica took two years to build

Calling all AFOLs!

Concord Eichler gives off Palm Springs vibes

Asking for East Bay midcentury is—gasp—under $1 million.