Collection by Erika Heet

Space-Savvy San Francisco Renovations


With an eclectic intermingling of skinny Victorians, gritty warehouses, earthquakes, and impossibly steep streets, San Franciscans have much to contend with when planning their built environment. Here are 6 inspiring renovations that highlight the city's innovative architects, designers, and DIYers.

The living-dining room overlooks the neighborhood and the Bay beyond. The Safari chair was designed by Jens Quistgaard.
The house is also Build it Green Certified, beating the sustainability requirements of Title 24 (guidelines issued by...
A departure from the mod-meets-baroque dining room, Turin’s breakfast area is far more sedate.
This modern and space-efficient family home kept the original exposed wooden rafters and grid of windows to open up the...
The modern breakfast area also serves as a mudroom with plenty of shoe storage under the window seat.
The shipping containers were stacked, joined with steel tubes, and lashed to reinforced floor joints to make them...