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designer feature: jute interior design

Emily Oster

Based in San Francisco, Jute Interior Design is known for its "urban earthiness" (Lonny). Started by Ali Davin, the firm blends "unique furnishings and finishes into living spaces without fuss or clutter" (Jute). Their interiors are sculptural, clean and effortlessly blend the antique with the modern. Below are a few favorites.

Also as a follow up to last week's exterior paint color post, I came across this GARDENISTA entry which has most likely convinced me not to paint our house black. 

realty round up: san francisco, ca

Emily Oster


Today's edition of realty round up is a little different in that I have a client! The client aka my friend is moving to the San Francisco in April and is looking to rent (ideally) a 2 bedroom apartment. I volunteered to help her in her search and of course feature my findings here. So instead of doing homes for sale across four price categories, I have found four apartments that are potential candidates for them to rent. Their criteria is as follows:

- $2500 - $3500/month with parking included
- 2 bedrooms although a 1 bedroom isn't necessarily a deal breaker
- A dishwasher
- Laundry in the unit or in the building
- Located either in Nob HIll, Cow Hollow, the Mission District or Hayes Valley

House #1: $2,950/month

information and images via  Zillow

information and images via Zillow

This one bedroom - one bath apartment is not so appealing from the outside but it has garage parking, is in the budget and has laundry in the building. I selected it mainly because the spaces seem bright and open and the kitchen has space for a small table. 

House #2: $3,500

information and images via  Zillow

information and images via Zillow

This house seems too good to be true. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms! Plus a roof top deck! Oh and parking! Downside is that it is at the top of the budget...

House #3: $3,325

information and images via Pinnacle

information and images via Pinnacle

I am not generally one for new construction or big complexes but I think it could make a lot of sense for my friends. They are going to be new to the city so having a sort of built in community could be really nice. Also the building features such amenities as a fitness center, concierge services, garage parking as well as a more professional rental situation (maintenance, management etc.). 

House #4: price unknown

information and images via T he Marlow

information and images via The Marlow

This is a brand new building with occupancy starting at the beginning of April. There are no actual pictures (just renderings)  and the price is not disclosed. However, judging by the comparables I am going to guess that the units will be at the top of their budget. I like this building for much of the same reasons as the last. The extra bonus with this one is that most units have their own balconies. 

Have a good weekend everyone! Happy Mardi Gras!

the vessel

Emily Oster

The Vessel  designed by Kennerly Architecture and Planning

The Vessel designed by Kennerly Architecture and Planning

The Vessel, as it was named by Kennerly Architecture and Planning, caught my eye in a post from REMODELISTA about sleekly designed garages. The garage, which is barely discernible, is part of a multi-level 850 square foot addition to a 1940s San Francisco row house. The project created two new floors of open living spaces as well as completely transformed the exterior facade. The things that I particularly like about this renovation is that the interior spaces are carefully thought out in terms of the use of natural light and material selections and that the exterior is distinctly modern yet warm and welcoming.