Before & After: An Eichler Apartment’s Kitchen Returns to Its Midcentury Roots

In San Francisco’s Laguna Heights complex, interior designer Christine Lin turns a discordant kitchen into an inviting space with room for the clients’ favorite things.

For Kitty Morgan and Charles Desmarais, finding their Joseph Eichler–built condo in San Francisco was a stroke of serendipity, not unlike the couple’s experiences with discovering midcentury gems at garage sales.

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Melissa Dalton
Dwell Contributor
Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at