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Pacific Heights architecture firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop is known for pulling off deft... More»


After forfeiting its original Union Square location in 2010 to rising rents and then pop-up hopping throughout the city, the... More»


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Green-construction firm Cree Building developed its New Age–sounding ... More»


It takes some gumption to build a three-story addition onto one’s home as an homage to the painter Piet Mondrian. What if the primary-color blocks end... More»


“Most houses have a man cave,” says Erin Hiemstra, kicking off a pair of leopard-print Emerson Fry heels. “This is my chick cave.”... More»


Mexican-born, San Francisco-based artist Ana Teresa Fernandez likes to ask uncomfortable... More»


Like the stylist who slings a Chanel bag over a thrifted Buffalo Exchange dress or the foodie who chases his lobster with a swig of Schlitz,... More»


Long dominated by scaled-up wooden lodges, kitschy cabins, and Nixon-era ski resort condos, Tahoe’s architecture is finally coming of age. Today,... More»


MOST RENOVATING HOMEOWNERS gamely volunteer that they want to be hands-on, but British software consultant Michael Burn has the calluses to prove it. When... More»


AS A RETIRED VIRGIN AMERICA AIRLINE EXEC, Fred Reid knows a thing or two about a bird’s-eye view. Though he already had a sprawling home (designed by... More»