Before & After: A Dated Victorian/Mediterranean Mash-Up Gets an Esherick-Inspired Makeover

Butler Armsden pulls up ancient linoleum and pink and green tile to craft a radiant retreat for a San Francisco family.
Text by

When a young couple who work in the tech industry set out to purchase their first-ever home in San Francisco, they had two priorities: sunshine and space. They set their sights on the Mission district, one of the warmer, sunnier neighborhoods in a city known for its disparate microclimates. "Before buying, we rented a small place with its own yard near Dolores Park," the homeowner says. "We loved spending sunny afternoons reading under our magnolia tree."

Join Dwell+ to Continue

Subscribe to Dwell+ to get everything you already love about Dwell, plus exclusive home tours, video features, how-to guides, access to the Dwell archive, and more. You can cancel at any time.

Try Dwell+ for FREE

Already a Dwell+ subscriber? Sign In

Laura Mauk
Laura Mauk writes about architecture and design for Dwell, Wallpaper*, the San Francisco Chronicle, Interiors and Luxe.