Our absolute favorite rooms are those that are simple, comfortable, down-to-earth. Much like Urban Mercantile owner Bradley Burch's rented kitchen, which, he says, needs new paint and plaster, among other things. Obviously Zakka Publishing likes it as much as we do -- the Japanese company's putting together a San Francisco Kitchens book and Burch's apartment will be included.
Also featured in the book are Diana Fayt -- you may remember her kitchen from our House Call -- and Rae Dunn and Jeanine Payer.
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