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It takes some gumption to build a three-story addition onto one’s home as an homage to the painter Piet Mondrian. What if the primary-color blocks end... More»


Mexican-born, San Francisco-based artist Ana Teresa Fernandez likes to ask uncomfortable... More»


Long dominated by scaled-up wooden lodges, kitschy cabins, and Nixon-era ski resort condos, Tahoe’s architecture is finally coming of age. Today,... More»


MOST RENOVATING HOMEOWNERS gamely volunteer that they want to be hands-on, but British software consultant Michael Burn has the calluses to prove it. When... More»


AS A RETIRED VIRGIN AMERICA AIRLINE EXEC, Fred Reid knows a thing or two about a bird’s-eye view. Though he already had a sprawling home (designed by... More»


Space-cramped city dwellers, aspirational decorators, and design Pinners take note: This Saturday, you can... More»


It all started back in 1971, when the famous French songwriter Maxime Le Forestier, inspired by the blue Victorian at 3841 18th Street, composed the song... More»


1. Marlow (Polk Gulch) 1800 Van Ness Ave. A breath of like on the avenue... More»


Long before gas hit the $4-a-gallon mark, the most serious environ­mental­ists around here were already driving Priuses. Similarly... More»


Imagine you’re a novelist, a poet, a playwright, a composer. You’ve been handpicked by a jury of... More»


 Strange but true: At the same time that many smaller, cash-strapped museums have been forced to close, major arts institutions seem to be in the... More»


In August San Francisco featured a magnificent rendering, of what is essentially a... More»