A Very Unofficial History of San Francisco Edwardian Homes

June 28, 2022

Another in our “Housing Styles of San Francisco” blog series. Although most laypeople use the term “Victorian” to describe the much-loved, unique styles for many of our homes in the Bay Area, Edwardians need to get a fair shake as an independent architectural style that stands on its own. But, what precisely is an Edwardian […]

A Very Unofficial History of San Francisco Victorian Homes

May 1, 2022

Ask anyone to describe what makes San Francisco extraordinary, and Victorian architecture would land near the top of the list, somewhere between Alcatraz and VC money. (This is also a good time for this point of clarification: Victorian refers to a period, not a style. To call a building “a Victorian” means it was designed […]

You’re Parklet Isn’t This Hip

November 13, 2012

I’ve written before about parklets, and how they vary from their friends in the eco-system of urban parks, the mini-park and the park. I love parklets, even that one on Hayes street in front of Arlequin that would make an excellent parking spot for me on a regular basis. But I can walk a little farther, […]

Shotwell’s Permeable Pavers

November 9, 2012

This past week I found myself along Shotwell Street in the Mission District. In particular, I found myself along Shotwell between 17th and 18th street, and I couldn’t help but notice all of the permeable pavers that had been installed along the street. Below is a picture of what I’m talking about: It turns out […]