When Randi Johnsen and Greg Rotter moved into their Mission Dolores apartment, they faced the same set of issues shared by many San Francisco renters.
Nestled in a cozy side street just off the bustling 18th Street corridor, the apartment was in a prime location. But the rental was small and in need of a few key updates. Read More
When Susan Jackson’s missionary parents left China in 1950, they were given a special gift: a tall watercolor print featuring five dramatic tigers. Chinese characters read “Thank you” and “Goodbye.” The family photo, as she calls it, now hangs in the brightly lit stairwell of the Marina district home, which she shares with her partner, Ian Birchall, and their adorable black puppy, Rocky. Read More
Connie Wong’s career, lifestyle and background all intersect in her small, streamlined Nob Hill studio.
She’s a fashion buyer for Macy’s, so the walk-in closet and stylish wood floors were big draws. Wong likes to entertain, so she makes room for wine bottles and places for people to sit. And part of her early life was spent in Hong Kong, which means she learned to live clutter-free in small spaces. Read More
You could say design dominates Charlot Malin’s days.
Malin and her husband Greg are partners in Troon Pacific, which remodels, restores and sells high-end residential, restaurant and retail properties.
The couple purchased their five-story Pacific Heights residence as a transitional home. “Someone wanted to buy our old house, and it sold in three hours.” They’ve ended up living here four years. Read More
When Maggie Dawkins and her husband bought their three-bedroom Sunset district home in August, there was little to do before they moved in, as the home had been renovated just four years earlier, she said.
“We jumped on it,” she said. “What we wanted to do was to be near the park and in The City ... the stars were aligned.” Read More
Full-frontal color and luscious patterns greet you in just about every room of Stephen Weibel and his wife Erin Hayes’ NOPA home. Read More
Becka Robbins’ Upper Haight home is a creative fixer-upper’s dream: the house has perfect “bones” and beautiful fixtures, and Robbins has plenty of great ideas.
Robbins, a learning specialist, shares the pre-quake, classic Victorian with her roommate and her two dogs, Zero (pictured) and Sparky. Life is full of energy and art in this house, and the decor reflects that. Read More