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House of the Week: San Francisco Cottage Divided Into Two Modern Apartments


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Our readers were impressed by how architect Jim Zack created two matching properties, each about 1,325 square feet, that share an open courtyard and a unique collection of exterior materials.

Pre-finished Varmland oak by Berg & Berg cover the front unit’s living room, dining room, and kitchen floors.
“The rear unit was about 90 percent rebuilt,” Zack says.
“We are always interested in doing unapologetic modern design in an architecturally conservative city,” Zack says.
The rear unit’s front entrance faces the courtyard, and has the same acrylic stucco and painted wood siding as the...