A Plant-Packed 500-Square-Foot San Francisco Home — House Tour

Name: Jessica HenryLocation: Duboce Triangle — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 500 square feetYears lived in: 4 years, renting Jessica likes to collect things that remind her of a specific time and place, like the leather butterfly chair she got in Argentina, or the bedroom mirror she found at a San Diego thrift store. All of those mementos combined with eclectic accents — and lots and lots of greenery — are what makes her place special. “The mix of my travel finds with some modern furniture and a ton of plants makes the flat feel cozy while brimming with personality,” Jessica says. Read More

A 420-Square-Foot Studio Is Small, But Comes With a View — House Tour

Name: Kirstie MaryottLocation: Lower Pacific heights — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 420 square feetYears lived in: Rented 2 years Kirstie has bounced around from state to state the past few years of her life, including stops in Colorado, Virginia and Georgia. A California native, she has called the Bay Area home for the last two years, where she lives in a charming studio on the top floor of a building in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood. “This little studio has been a great place to call home during my time in San Francisco,” Kirstie said. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Think SF Real Estate Is Scary? This City Is Even Worse

If you listen closely, you’ll hear something booming in the Silicon Valley—and no, it’s not just the sound of blockchain capital exchanging hands or tech bros downing Soylent. What’s booming far louder than anywhere else in the U.S. is San Jose, California’s real estate market: According to a recent report by Zillow, home values are rising the fastest in San Jose, at a remarkable 26.2% change year over year to a median value of $1,263,900, the highest in the nation. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

5 Roommates, 0 Closets and Lots of Clever Storage Solutions in San Francisco — House Tour

Name: Shelbie Engelgau, Blake Cox, MJ Tantingco, Myles Huff (and fifth roommate Brian, who isn’t featured in the tour)Location: Oceanview — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 4 months, rented Shelbie’s move into this San Francisco apartment required no driving: She and her roommates only had to schlep their furniture up a small flight of stairs from the unit below into this newly remodeled four-bedroom upstairs unit. Quite the upgrade from the two-bedroom apartment she squeezed into with her boyfriend Blake and their friends MJ and Myles…for two years! Not surprisingly, after the upstairs unit opened up, they Read More

A Swoon-Worthy San Francisco Home with Killer Views — House Tour Greatest Hit

Name: Leo and DanielLocation: Dolores Heights — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 1,250 square feetYears lived in: Rented 2.5 years Leo and Daniel consider themselves fortunate to live in a stunning, spacious San Francisco apartment overlooking the city’s skyline. Daniel’s parents own the building, so he and his sister (who lives in the unit above the couple) got first dibs. There are many advantages to this set-up, one being that Leo and Daniel had complete freedom when renovating and customizing the space. The end result of the huge project was a beautiful, modern blank canvas that the couple can fill with their Read More

A "Laid-Back Glamorous" San Francisco Studio — House Tour

Name: Kym PesolaLocation: Lower Pacific Heights — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 400 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 years, renting “I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to a real dining table and more space, but it’s actually cozy to gather around on the floor and the sofa when friends come to visit.” In one sentence, media relations manager Kym Pesola sums up big pros and cons of studio apartment living: the intimacy it can offer and the lack of space. So she made the best out of her home by dividing it to suit all her needs (even squeezing in a keyboard). Although Kym Read More

An Absolutely Adorable 400-Square-Foot San Francisco Studio — House Tour

Name: Adrianne HawthorneLocation: Lower Pacific Heights, San FranciscoSize: 400 square feetYears Lived In: Renting 1.5 Adrianne’s studio apartment, perched high up in a Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, is an oasis of color and unique details. The thoughtfulness of each item placed in her home isn’t surprising; Adrianne works as a visual designer by trade! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Take a Peek Into This Serene San Francisco Apartment — House Tour

Name: Mohammad and Rachael GorjestaniLocation: Western Addition — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 800 square feetYears lived in: 3 years, rented Mohammad and Rachel’s San Francisco apartment is so cozy and serene, it’s easy to forget that it’s right next to a busy intersection at the center of the city. The original hardwood floors add warmth to the space, and the view of greenery in their spacious backyard (a true luxury in San Francisco) is beautiful. They realize they’re lucky to have stumbled upon this apartment after a long tedious search. “We knew exactly the kind of apartment we wanted, but given Read More

A Teeny But Impressively Organized Studio Apartment — House Call

“When I decided I was ready to live on my own after years of living with roommates, I needed a place where I could continue to have dinner parties and space for guests to feel comfortable — but finding that at an affordable price point in San Franciso is challenging,” writes Chelsea Drenick. “I work as a structural engineer, and have an eye for space planning, and decided to hunt for a studio apartment where I could make a real separation between a sleeping space and an entertaining space. When I saw this place, measured the closet, and determined my Read More

An Airbnb Content Manager's Chic San Francisco Studio — House Tour

Name: HollyLocation: The Mission — San Francisco, California Size: 650 square feetYears lived in: 3 years, renting The first thing you notice when you open the door to Holly’s apartment in San Francisco’s popular Mission neighborhood is the light in the hallway that runs two-thirds of the length of the space. Windows all along the right side — some stained glass — make it feel very airy and ethereal. And the style with which she chooses to adorn the walls — delicate, simple, and thoughtful — spills into the whole apartment. Overall, her place gives off a bit of a Read More