Gallery: The Shotwell Residence: An Edwardian Delight

 
David Baker's woodshop

photo courtesy of David Baker + Partners Architects

During the past weekend’s AIA Home Tours, one of our favorite residences was a rehabilitated Edwardian home on Shotwell Street designed by Jane Martin of Shift Design Studio and architect, David Baker. If you know the Mission District in San Francisco, you know that Shotwell is a vibrant, ‘gritty’, and sometimes harsh street that has seen everything from street gangs to the up and coming ODC Dance Studios recently built next door. This residence takes in all of this ambiance, exhibiting both the evolution of a place and the passion of its inhabitant.

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  1. linesanddots September 18, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    The picture of the outside looking down the stairs reminds me of the model I just saw at the V&A a little while ago- the show is traveling to the U.S. now I think it’s starting at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It was Ma Quingyun’s Father’s House all made from local and raw materials. It’s really exciting that so many architects are “going green,” even in one of the most polluting countries in the world.

  2. linesanddots September 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    The outside of the house picture reminds me of Ma Quingyuns’s Father’s House- I just saw the model at the V&A. It (the actual home) was made from local and raw materials. (The show is going to to the U.S-the Cincinnati Art Museum), it’s crazy to see all the efforts to go green all over the world, even in one of the most polluting countries.

  3. theokobox September 18, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    This is an amazing house- i really love the stone/cement/peddle walkways, it’s asymetrical and still totally beautiful. I also love the fact that his house is not cluttered and the furniture is sparse and not obtrusive.
    ….this website always makes me drool over eco houses.

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