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- San Francisco, CA
- Square Feet:
- What I Love About My Small Home:
- My home was converted from a garage into a house sometime after the 1906 earthquake. The ground level fits a car, storage shelves, laundry, and a little bit of space for a workshop. It's hard to find all that for a reasonable price in San Francisco. The second floor was divided up into three (three!) rooms, accessed through a tunnel-like enclosed stairwell. Now, with an open stairwell and one large room, it’s lighter and more welcoming. I've enjoyed doing the finish work myself, including the built-in desk and more storage under the window seat and in the entry. Everything feels like it has its place now, and I come home to a place that feels truly "mine."
I'm lucky to live in the Mission District in SF—grocers, butchers, bakeries, and a public library are within a ten-minute walk. Books go back to the library instead of piling up, and I can pick up fresh ingredients for dinner on my way home. It's easier to live in a small space when everything around you is so convenient.