Before & After ~ San Francisco Stick Style

Before photo: Wolfgang Schubert

Before & After ~ San Francisco Stick Style Cottage. This sweet little 1880s Stick Style house in the Richmond District of San Francisco appears to have been built twenty or more years before the larger buildings around it. It is the only one in the area with a deep setback from the sidewalk.

The before photo was taken in 2010 and shows the house in seriously neglected condition. The following year, it was sold and restored. I took the after photo yesterday. It is a good example of a house that many would have seen as a “tear-down” being beautifully restored to provide desirable housing at far less environmental cost than replacing it with new construction. It also preserved one of the oldest houses in the neighborhood, documenting part of the development history of this area of the city. Preserving a historic house is almost always a win for local history, building character, and the environment.

“Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” was written to help anyone who wants to restore a house with sensitivity, covering all aspects of the process.

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© Scott T. Hanson 2023

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