A Pair of Filmmakers Give Their San Francisco Edwardian a Sensuous Edit

Returning to the Presidio after two decades in New York, an auteur couple and their young daughters work with Geremia Design to create an evocative home.
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The owners of this voluptuously renovated 1907 Edwardian in San Francisco weren’t sure they would ever move back to California. Both filmmakers hailing from the Golden State, they’d spent two decades in New York City and felt profoundly rooted there, but preparations for the elder of their two daughters to enter kindergarten prompted a reassessment. Ultimately, they decided that they wanted their kids to be around extended family—and to experience the joys of a California childhood—so when a friend offered to let them rent his home during a temporary relocation, they seized the opportunity.

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Jenny Xie
Dwell Contributor
Jenny Xie is the author of the novel Holding Pattern, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree. She’s received fellowships from Bread Loaf, Yaddo, and MacDowell, among other organizations.


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