Living Large in Micro-Housing

A trend is spreading across the country, less square footage is more living. As a raging housing market battles for competitive square foot prices, behind the front-lines, a transition targeting quality of life supplied by ease and simplicity stands. San Francisco, Fort Worth and New York City are carrying a new American lifestyle, living large in micro-housing. Tiny house architects and dwellers alike are prioritizing freedom from tiresome property management, favoring an affordable lifestyle choice. The micro-housing movement is a

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Blanc, A Sneak Peak Into One of San Francisco’s Newest Developments

Blanc, at 1080 Sutter, is a new San Francisco development with occupancy expecting to fill by early December. This 35 unit two- and three-bedroom boutique residence designed by award winning San Francisco Architect, Stanley Saitowitz, is one of 17 new developments on the market or coming up in the next 6 months. I was able to take an early hard hat tour of the development and get a sneak peak into what residents can expect in this new condominium and

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It’s that time of the year again, PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day, an exercise in creativity centered around the repurposing and reimaging of public parking spaces, is back again this Friday, September 20th, for its annual event. Founded by the Rebar Group, a San Francisco based art and design studio, this event began in 2005 with a 2-hour “PARK” installation on a metered parking space in the city’s financial district. The event is focused on citizens independently turning metered parking spots into temporary public parks and other spaces that encourage

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September is Architecture Month!

Well, that’s how I like to think of it.  September is the month that the San Francisco Chapter of American Institute of Architects puts on the nation’s largest architectural festival with showcase tours, lectures, films and more.  Really, it’s the 8th annual festival and it’s called Architecture and the City. I think my favorite event is the home tours.  For a whole weekend, you get to step into homes designed by some of our top or up and coming architects. 

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Designer Sample Sale @ SF Design Center this weekend!

Yes, it’s time again for the Designer Sample Sale at the San Francisco Design Center! I haven’t been there since remodeling with my designer, but I long to return…  and here’s our chance, the center will be open to the public both Saturday June 12th from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday June 13th from 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission is free and it should be fun!  Here’s a partial list of participants and a link to a

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