Richmond Architecture

Recently, I re-walked every street in San Francisco’s Richmond District, the neighborhood I grew up in. Going through those streets, we picked the recently built and renovated homes with the best design and craftsmanship. With that, we present here the selection of our favorite homes, along with the architects who designed them and the contractors who made them. The designs are sorted by the different streets in the neighborhood. Stay tuned for updates!

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Marina Architecture

Just immediately east of the Presidio, the Marina District is one of the best-known neighborhoods of San Francisco. Particularly, the district was the site of 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition that celebrated the city’s resilience and resurgence after the devastating 1906 earthquake. Today, the Palace of Fine Arts is found here, the sole survivor of that era. The district is also notable for being virtually unchanged since the homes were first constructed in the 1920s. With outdoor access, shopping, dining and bay front views this neighborhood is wonderful. We decided to walk into the neighborhood to check-out the newly designed and remodeled homes, and select our bests and favorites. Here are our favorite homes in the neighborhood, together with the architects and contractors that (re)built them. Check them out below and stay tuned for more updates!
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Seacliff Architecture

Found immediately southwest of the Presidio, Seacliff sits on the cliffs between Baker Beach and Lands End.  As a relatively late addition to San Francisco, the entire neighborhood was originally designed in a single master plan and has stone pillars at its entrances. With stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands, some of the most well-known celebrities have lived in this northwestern neighborhood of the city.  This area is home to some of the most premiere and exclusive pieces of real estate out there. We were really curious about what new designs were coming into the area.  We present here our favorite newly-designed homes in Seacliff, along with the architects and contractors that made these homes top-notch. Stay tuned!

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Presidio and Laurel Heights Architecture

Presidio Heights has some of the nicest homes in all of San Francisco. It sits immediately south of the Presidio. Nestled between the Presidio, Pacific Heights and shopping on Sacramento St and in Laurel Village there’s no wonder that these homes are some of the nicest in San Francisco. Many of these homes have bay views and are walking distance from Julius Khan park for children to play. We wanted to see homes in Presidio Heights that are newly designed and who is designing them. To do so we looked at homes that, in the past 12 months, have completed major construction or remodeling. Below are the newly designed homes in Presidio Heights, along with the architects and contractors that made the designs possible. Take a peek!

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Pacific Heights Architecture

Pacific Heights is home to some of the nicest homes in San Francisco. Sitting on a hill with views of the San Francisco Bay these homes are beautiful. We wanted to see the homes in Pacific Heights that are newly designed. To do so, we looked at the homes that have completed major renovations in 2016.  For this project, our borders are those designated by the city running east to west from Presidio Avenue to Van Ness and north to south from California Street to Green Street. Last year, 186 homes in Pacific Heights completed construction projects.  Of this large list, 23 homes were either new or underwent major renovations, which we define as any home with a building permit marked as greater than $200,000.  Below are the newly designed homes in Pacific Heights, the architects that designed them and more. Take a peek inside some of the newest nicest homes in the city and learn who designed them!

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Cole Valley Architecture

Last weekend, our team walked every street in San Francisco’s Cole Valley. Of the recently renovated homes, we picked the homes in Cole Valley with the best design. Some are new custom homes and some are renovated Victorians. Take a look below and see our favorite homes in Cole Valley and the architects that designed them. The designs are broken down by the different streets of Cole Valley. Stay tuned for updates!

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