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Short Takes: San Francisco Moment:  I’m Dying to be an Artist….

Short Takes: San Francisco Moment: I’m Dying to be an Artist….

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | | Short Takes

Today I accompanied some Real Estate friends to look at a building for a prospective client, to get a sense of the “lay of the land”.


Sometimes a tombstone is just a tombstone, except when it's not.

Today I accompanied some Real Estate friends to look at a building for a prospective client, to get a sense of the “lay of the land”.  I do this quite often, as an architect’s eye and knowledge often help a buyer make a more educated choice when putting together an offer.

The building is a grand  old lady  from 1916 with tattered sheet-metal facade details and peeling painted brick, but with beautiful proportions and possibilities. The units were predictably shabby, but offered the glimmer of resurrection.

The agent said that there was something that we had to see in the backyard……

Now there’s something you don’t see every day!  So many ways to interpret this.

 

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 Mark English, AIA, Founder and Principal of Mark English Architects, has been working in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area since 1992. His designs reflect of resourcefulness and efficiency to create high-quality residential design.


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