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AIASF Home Tours Weekend

Yesterday's SF Chronicle included an article I wrote about the upcoming American Institute of Architects' Home Tours Weekend in San Francisco. The event is scheduled for September 12 and 13, and includes a dozen properties. I posted before about one of my favorites, and below is a photo of another home I really liked:


The Ames Cottage is located in a small alley in the Mission District. Decades ago, it was the Betty May School of Dance. Now, it's a 720-square-foot studio that is amazing in so many ways. The fireplace surround in the center was made with reclaimed ceiling joists and serves as a closet (accessed on the bedroom side). There's additional storage built into the wall between the bathroom and living/dining area. The best part may be the outdoor spaces: there's a rooftop deck and a small courtyard complete with a soaking tub.

P.S. You can see some exterior shots of the cottage on Flora Grubb's blog.


Interior design help by Grant K. Gibson

Roanoke Street Residence, Apparatus Architecture (apparatus.com). Just 12 1/2 feet wide, half the width of a normal lot, the house's open interior and butterfly roof structure provide a greater sense of space and airiness.

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