It’s time to get out your idea books: This weekend is the annual San Francisco Living Home Tours. Sponsored by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, the home tour is touted as the first of its kind in our fair Bay Area in terms of promoting diverse architectural styles, houses and neighborhoods from the architect’s perspective.
Set in an open-house format, the self-guided tours are open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29. Among the properties on tap this year are the Hill House, created by architect Cary Bernstein, Mission Residence, created by Richard Johnson Design, Chestnut Residences, created by Edmonds + Lee Architects, Telegraph Hill Residence, created by Paulett Taggart Architects and Butterfly House, created by John Maniscalo Architecture.
Tickets for AIA members are $70 per day, while general admission tickets are $85 per day. However, students and bicyclists can get them for a mere $50 per day – just make sure to pick them up in person.
A few words of caution: It’s hilly territory out there, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Directions and maps are provided, but keep in mind you’re doing the tour on your own. Enjoy!
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