Before & After: A Data Scientist Renovates His Childhood Home in San Francisco

Sprucing up the Cole Valley residence, which was built by the homeowner’s parents in 1939, was a matter of navigating treasured memories.

When Ed and Leslie Fine set about updating their home, set high on a hill in San Francisco’s Cole Valley, it wasn’t simply a matter of knocking down walls and raising roof beams. Built by Ed’s parents in 1939, and purchased from his mother a few years back, the two-story house was freighted with memories.

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Deborah Bishop
Based in San Francisco, Deborah Bishop has written for Dwell almost since the first issue hit the newsstands.


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