Daphne’s Light-Flooded San Francisco Apartment

updated May 4, 2019
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(Image credit: Daphne Steinberg)

Name: Daphne Steinberg
Location: San Francisco, California

I had just moved to San Francisco from New York and came a couple of months before my fiancee to find a job and a home while he finished out his contract at work. Everyone had warned me how tough it was to find a good place in San Francisco, and to prepare myself for months of searching and hellish open houses.

(Image credit: Daphne Steinberg)

I was really lucky in that I had a relatively easy time — camping out with my computer in coffee shops, refreshing my web browser and setting up viewings the moment something new that looked great came up the first few days I was here. I saw this Edwardian style, light flooded apartment with hardwood floors (my two personal must-haves), amazing molding on the ceilings and the most incredible bay window on Earth as a bonus feature and literally drove directly to the office of the building owners to sign the lease. Fortunately for me I was the only person looking at the apartment and it was in the middle of a work day, so I had no competition!

(Image credit: Daphne Steinberg)

We knew we wanted to be in one of a few San Francisco neighborhoods, including Nob Hill. I have some good friends who know the city well advising me on which neighborhoods were worth looking in and even busy streets to avoid!

(Image credit: Daphne Steinberg)

This is the first home my fiancee and I have had that is completely ours, unshared with any roommates. We left almost everything except the bed behind, wanting a clean slate. Being a designer, this was like a dream come true for me rather than a daunting task of getting everything at once, since we had the chance to start from scratch and make it whatever we wanted.

(Image credit: Daphne Steinberg)

Thanks, Daphne Steinberg!

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