My House: Gallery Owner Francis Mill’s San Francisco Loft Is a Poetic “Place For Looking”

Located in a former warehouse, Francis Mill’s two lofts encourage contemplation of light, art, and architecture.
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It’s only fitting that Francis Mill’s San Francisco home is just as artfully curated as his gallery, Hackett Mill, which is located right next door to SFMOMA. The minimalist, concrete abode serves as a backdrop for Mill’s extensive art and book collection, which includes an archive of his father’s scroll paintings and an indoor sculpture garden. His main residence, a.k.a. the "cave," is a 1,300-square-foot space holding a studio, office, and living quarters; three flights up the same building is the "penthouse," shaped by Aidlin Darling Design.

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