Category Archives: architecture

If Two Homes Are Built on This Bernal Heights Property, Will It Explode in a Giant Scorching Fireball?

There’s a design review committee meeting happening tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm at the Precita Center. The topic on the agenda will be that proposal to build two single-family homes at 3516 and 3526 Folsom on the southeast slope of … Continue reading

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Neighbor Noah Invites You on a Trip to Stylish North Korea

Neighbor Noah Lang lives in Precitaville, and he runs the wonderful Electric Works fine art press in SoMa. He’s a terrific fellow with superb taste, and I suspect he’d be a great travel companion. That’s important, because Neighbor Noah would like you … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Art, Travel | 10 Comments

Übercool Architecture Magazine Visits Bernal Home with Living Roof

Dwell is a glamorous San Francisco-based magazine about modern domestic architecture, and it’s no exaggeration to say that Dwell influences the design agenda for forward-thinking homeowners and residential architects nationwide. In its current issue, Dwell celebrates Neighbor Peter and Neighbor Grace’s Bernal … Continue reading

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New Renderings Reveal the St. Luke’s Hospital of Tomorrow, Today

Now that all the squabbling over the plans has been settled (knock wood), California Pacific Medical Center has released a new set of renderings that show what the new, redesigned, 120-bed St. Luke’s Hospital on Cesar Chavez at Valencia will … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Coming Soon | 17 Comments

Cozy Bernal Heights Vacation Rental Gets Good Gas Mileage

Here’s an easy way to get away from it all — without having to get away at all! Check out this suh-weet Airbnb vacation rental in Bernal Heights. It’s comfortably furnished, with a queen-size bed, plush seating, big windows, and … Continue reading

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New Mission Theater Plan Will Also Bring New Housing to North Bernal Borderlands

Last week, the City’s Planning Commission approved a very exciting proposal to restore and renovate the abandoned New Mission Theater on Mission at 22nd Street. It’s a promising development that will bring some grandeur back to the old theater, which … Continue reading

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Bernal Library Reveals Unadorned Facade During Mural-Free Interlude

If you’re one of those people who spent the last decade or two wondering what the Bernal Height library would look like if it didn’t have a mural painted on its facade, you’re now in luck. The old mural was … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Cortland | 24 Comments

Three Bernal Homes Selected for Schwanky Architecture Tour

Here’s some deep evidence of Bernal’s celebrity status. This year, three (3!!) Bernal Heights houses were selected for inclusion in this weekend’s Home Tour organized by the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects. So chic! Thankfully, our … Continue reading

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Bernal Architect Creates Whimsical Steampunk Bathroom

Residential architect Andre Rothblatt lives in Bernal Heights, and he recently finished a very wild project: a Steampunk Bathroom. In an email to us, Andre explains: The bathroom was part of a whole house remodel of a Craftsmen-style home is located … Continue reading

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Controversial Bernal Library Mural Cloaked in New Controversy

Just like Lindsay Lohan, the proposal to create a new mural for the Bernal Heights Library has a talent for attracting controversy. Right now, the library is covered in scaffolding and repainting was supposed to have started this week. Instead, … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Art, Cortland | 77 Comments

Before and After: Backstage During the Curb Appeal Home Makeover on Bocana

Bernalwood is all about the celebrity star-sightings, so you probably remember when we told you about the home on Bocana that was getting a big makeover as part of a reality TV show called Curb Appeal. The project and the … Continue reading

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Star Sighting: “Curb Appeal” Filming on Bocana

Neighbor Jon contacted us via the Twitter yesterday with this hot news flash: @Bernalwood TV show, Curb Appeal, filming on Bocana. For your files.— Jon Mooallem (@jmooallem) February 16, 2012 O-M-G! HGTV’s “Curb Appeal!”  Fliming on Bocana! So where are … Continue reading

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Meet the Bernal Architectural Coloring Contest Contestants

The deadline has passed for submitting entries to the Bernal Heights Architectural Coloring Contest, and as promised, architect Mason Kirby has posted the submissions in the window of his office at 301 Bocana. Now the contest judges will don their … Continue reading

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