A Potrero Hill Renovation
San Francisco architect Cary Bernstein recently completed this renovation and expansion of an old cottage in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. The cottage had suffered a series of haphazard additions over a 100-year period, and the client wanted more space and an updated modern interior. Bernstein describes her goals thusly: "To expand the house while staying within the existing footprint to protect the mature gardens, to preserve the charm of the existing building’s ad-hoc character, to integrate a modern architectural vocabulary with the older construction, and to build sustainably." The resulting home fluidly knits together a modern vocabulary of open interiors, connection to the outdoors, innovative structural details, and a mix of contemporary and reclaimed materials. For a peek inside, click though the slideshow.
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Save up to 75% on studio floor samples, photo samples, overstocks and customer returns at this two-day event in Potrero Hill. There will be items offered from every category, including classics, task seating, outdoor pieces, and upholstery. Items will be restocked each morning.
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M+D+F 2009 is a juried exhibition of innovative furniture by emerging designers in the San Francisco area. Organized by the DWR Potrero Studio and juried by Derek Chen of Council Design, Peter Stathis, designer of the Tube Top and Link Lamps for Pablo Pardo, and Sarah Rich, Editor of Dwell, M+D+F provides an opportunity for peer, public and professional recognition for up-and-coming designers and firms. Stop by the Studio tonight to celebrate the winning entries.
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