Did you see something you like in one of our
feature stories? This handy resource guide will
tell you who made the major pieces in our pages,
what type of item it is and where to find it.
ARCHITECT Steve Wisenbaker AIA Architects
and Planners, stevewisenbakerarchitects.com;
INTERIOR DESIGN Lauren Nelson Design,
LIVING ROOM Blue chair, Cisco Brothers,
ciscobrothers.com; white chair, HD Buttercup,
hdbuttercup.com; knot sculpture, Windy Chien,
windychien.com; tiled fireplace, Tabarka Studio,
tabarkastudio.com. DEN Photograph, Daniel
Grant, danielgrantphotography.com; daybed,
Cisco Brothers, ciscobrothers.com; coffee table,
St. Frank, stfrank.com. DECK Custom fire pit,
Concreteworks, concreteworks.com; sofa,
Restoration Hardware, rh.com; chair, Frontgate,
frontgate.com. DINING ROOM Credenza, Custom
LND design, lnd-design.com; hanging light fixture,
Cisco Brothers, ciscobrothers.com; custom dining
table, Kyle Dunn, bayareacustomfurniture.com;
Muuto Nerd dining chairs, Zinc Details, zincdetails.
net; counter stools, Hudson Grace, hudsongracesf.
com. KITCHEN Hanging light fixture, Cisco
Brothers, ciscobrothers.com; Wolf stove and
Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf Sub-Zero Cove,
subzero-wolf.com; backsplash tile, Fireclay,
fireclaytile.com. BEDROOM Print by Sheila
Ghidini, SFMOMA Museum Store, museumstore.
sfmoma.org, bed backboard, Serena & Lily,
serenaandlily.com; hanging light fixture, Selemat
ARCHITECTS SF Design Build, sfdesign.build
(main house); YamaMar Architecture (cottage)
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MOVING EAST FROM SAN FRANCISCO’S
popular Dolores Park area toward grittier Potrero Avenue
was not a big leap for 40-something film- and design-world
executives Kate Shaw and Dav Rauch.
Their old neighborhood, affordable in 1998 when they
moved in, had been an outpost similar to the new one. In the
back-alley entrance to the two-unit building they’d owned
with friends, “we had to step over squatters to get inside the
front door,” Shaw recalls.
But by 2012, Dolores Park and the Mission District had
become the epicenter of hipness, and the couple’s appreciated equity enabled them to sell their share in the building
and then buytheir own Potrero 1880s Victorian, close to an
elementary school for their sons Silas and Townes.
Although the “new” 2,000-square-foot house, with an
illegal unit in the basement, was crumbling, it also came
with a dilapidated 600-square-foot back cottage and a large
yard, crowded with an ancient climbing rose vine, a sour
cherry tree and a neighbor’s overflowing figtree. Itall offered
possibilities — an endless supply of homemade Fig Newtons,
for instance — and challenges.
They were not afraid of the latter. Shaw and Rauch met in
Prague in 1995 andsubsequently worked for Lucasfilm; she
is now a director of learningfor Airbnb, and he, an avid animator, directs product development forindustrialdesign firm
Ideo. So,combining their creative acumen and home-making
insights, they refinished floors, painted walls and moved in
to strategize what would happen next.
Working first with Yamamar Architecture on the cottage
designand then with SF Design Buildon the rest, they began
to play. They dovetailed a new garage into their basement and
camouflaged it to look like anexisting bay windowfrom the
outside so it would not mar the historic facade. Simultaneously, the rear cottage — reclassified as a second dwelling
unit — was stripped and redesigned as an open-plan living
space with a loft bedroom thatbecame the family’s temporary
homeand command central for the nextyear of remodeling.
“It was stressful but fun,” Shaw says. “We were right there
and the crew got to be our family. They even tried to teach
our boys Spanish.”
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