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November 6, 2013
The City by the Bay is known for its diverse mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Maintaining these aesthetics, here are just a few San Francisco home renovations.
<p>In early 2006, Katie and John Eller reached out to a friend for a reference. "She said, 'I want your architect and your contractor,'" recalls Sarah Willmer, founder of <a href="http://www.studio-sw.com">Studio Sarah Willmer, Architecture</a>.

This Park Street home, built in the early 1900s, went from 1,040 to 2,170 square feet with the help of Studio Sarah Willmer. Photo by Ken Gutmaker.

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<p>Willmer completely redesigned and relandscaped the backyard. "Houses in the early 1900s were built with a strong presence to the street but the back was totally forgotten," she says. Now, Willmer admits, the house is almost more oriented towa

The backyard in the Park Street residence was totally redesigned and relandscaped by Willmer.

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Before founding atelier KS in the fall of 2008, Franz and Pare-Mayer both worked for accomplished San Francisco architects: Franz for <a href="http://www.cbstudio.com/">Cary Bernstein</a> and Pare-Mayer for <a href="http://craigsteely.com/">Craig Steely</

Renovating this 1,000 square foot residence was a fun challenge for atelier KS. The home, located in the Sunset District, uses windows, mirrors and innovative storage spaces to clear the clutter and open the space.

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The Sub-Zero beverage chiller sits in easy proximity to the lounge area adjacent to the kitchen. Risom lounge chairs were rewoven with cat claw–proof leather strapping after the originals were shredded.

With the help of the Charles de Lisle Workshop, this San Francisco family renovated their entire home, starting with the kitchen. Photo by Leslie Williamson.

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Molteni dining chairs are overseen by “someone’s” ancestral portraits.

The space's transition from kitchen to dining room is open and airy with a flood of natural light coming from the large windows. Photo by Leslie Williamson.

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The cleaned-up, refined front that was approved by the planning commission would be easily recognized by the house's original inhabitants.

The Lantern House located between Victorian homes on a scenic hill was renovated by Holey Associates. Photo by Zubin Shroff.

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Once a split-level jumble of small, dark rooms, the main floor now offers a clear sight line from the patio straight through the kitchen, dining room, sitting area, and spare room to the street-facing window (with two skylights for added illumination).

The living room space of the Lantern House was once a jumble of small dark rooms, but a street-facing window and skylights open the area. Photo by Zubin Shroff.

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The living room is a comfortable melange of pieces Baker grew up with, such as the Robsjohn-Gibbings chaise, and ones he's added, such as the Frank Gehry Power Play club chair.

The upShift project located in the Mission district is the fifth home that architect David Baker has built for himself. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

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A spiral staircase descends from the glass deck to the rain garden, which replaced a concrete pad.

The upShift house features a backyard area with a spiral staircase. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

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<p>In early 2006, Katie and John Eller reached out to a friend for a reference. "She said, 'I want your architect and your contractor,'" recalls Sarah Willmer, founder of <a href="http://www.studio-sw.com">Studio Sarah Willmer, Architecture</a>.

This Park Street home, built in the early 1900s, went from 1,040 to 2,170 square feet with the help of Studio Sarah Willmer. Photo by Ken Gutmaker.

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