Category Archives: House Portrait

House Portrait: Folsom Street Skull House

Amid all the predictable (if tedious) gnashing-of-teeth one hears about the transformation of Bernal Heights from the working class enclave it was a few decades ago to the middle class oasis it is today, it’s nice to find some pockets … Continue reading

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A Historic Tale of Art and Total Elation on Alabama Street

A few years back, I went to the Bernal Heights Outdoor Film Festival. On that particular night the location was on Bernal Heights Boulevard, on the slope leading easterly towards Folsom Street. I remember it being extremely cold and uncomfortable. … Continue reading

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House Portrait: Anderson & Tompkins

The owner of this house once told me, “I used to play football with OJ Simpson in high school. I taught Carlos Santana how to play guitar. I am running for mayor in 2012.” He dresses his home up each … Continue reading

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House Portrait: Jarboe & Ellsworth

As seen on the south slope early one morning around 8:30am. On overcast mornings such as this, the dramatic blue and subtle orange-yellow color palette practically make this house pop off the block. I’ve yet to meet the new owners. … Continue reading

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House Portrait: Prentiss & Cortland

My wife and I recently rescued a 9 month old puppy named Jpeg. As such, I now find myself walking through the slopes of Bernal Heights several times each day. There are a lot of interesting looking homes in the … Continue reading

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