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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 »

True Curb Appeal

True Curb Appeal

If you visited ScrapHouse, you might also have stumbled upon the TRASHed art exhibit (as did we). The TRASHed campaign is a year long trash education program developed by Fashion Peace that redefines the way people and businesses view recycling and trash collection. TRASHed develops programs that fit seamlessly... Read More »

Mining Urban Ore

Inspired by ScrapHouse? Feeling green and eco-conscious? Looking for a vintage fixture? Or simply looking to complete that remodeling job on a budget? Make a trip to Urban Ore in Berkeley. Two acres of reclaimed and recycled fixtures and building materials that are kind to the environment (as well... Read More »

Sales & Deals: Modern Furnishings

Moving into new digs? Upgrading your style? Preparing for that upcoming spread in Dwell? Impeccable timing. It’s currently 10% off at both Design Within Reach (through 6/14) and highbrowfurniture.com (through 6/18). We can’t vouch for highbrow, but we dig DWR (studios on both Fillmore and Jackson). Read More »

San Francisco ScrapHouse Nearly Complete

San Francisco ScrapHouse Nearly Complete

Blitz-built from salvaged materials (including street signs, phonebooks, and fire hoses), ScrapHouse will open to the public tomorrow (6/2). Built in conjunction with World Environment Day 2005, ScrapHouse is billed as an opportunity to see “creative, real-world solutions for re-use and green building” and “illustrates the possibilities–as well as... Read More »

Curb Appeal: 3132 Laguna

Curb Appeal: 3132 Laguna

3132 Laguna: A surviving bit of character on a block of nondescript facades. ( Read More »

Curb Appeal: 104 Collins

Curb Appeal: 104 Collins

104 Collins: Natural wood, earth tones, and succulents; equally at home in Sao Palo or Rio de Janeiro. (view full facade) Read More »