This “Well-Behaved” Home Hides an Ocean of Blue Behind its Doors

This “Well-Behaved” Home Hides an Ocean of Blue Behind its Doors

By Deborah Bishop / Photos by Joe Fletcher
Behind a subdued exterior, a San Francisco townhouse designed by OPA expresses its wild side.

For a city so aligned with new technology, avant-garde art, and progressive politics, San Francisco can be downright reactionary when it comes to architecture. Tales abound of houses stalled or denied for failing to conform to a nostalgic style. In short: If you want it built, there will be bay windows.

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