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  Two years ago, famed architect Frank Gehry dismissively called San Francisco a town where people “preserve old things... More»

Evan Shively

  Navigate a series of dusty farmland roads winding through the cow-dotted countryside near Marshall in West Marin, hang a... More»


  July brings San Francisco magazine's annual Restaurant issue, so it's no surprise that the most read stories of the month... More»

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  Love it or hate it, San Francisco architecture has always been all over the place in terms of design. And when polled, it turns out San... More»


  Douglas Burnham of the design firm Envelope A+D is locally considered the godfather of dark Victorians. These days, you’ll spot them... More»


  San Francisco's starchitecture spree continues unabated,... More»


  At this 160-acre ranch outside Petaluma, which had lain fallow for over 30 years, architect Eric Haesloop of Turnbull... More»

Nico (left), six, and Winter Libeson, eight, play in their home's carport turned

  Faced with a side yard consisting of a cracked concrete slab, most city dwellers might cut their losses and rejoice in the... More»


At a time when young, educated people are flooding into cities, suburbs have never been more unfashionable. Buying a house in the ‘burbs? You might as... More»

The home's owners wanted a stark contrast to their historic Victorian in the Mis

Improbably, this swath of Nicasio wilderness provides a microcosm of San Francisco: The city that used to be a refuge for hedonists and... More»


One need only survey San Francisco’s Jenga-like crop of impending high-rises to glean that space is a scarce commodity here. So when... More»