Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Elegant entries, SF
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1360 Montgomery, SF
The apartment where Lauren Bacall's character hid Humphrey Bogart in Dark Passage has always been one of my favorites. It's a 1938 design by architect Irvine Goldstine, with ornamentation that seems to epitomize the Age of Progress.
A bay view apartment came up for sale in this building about a year ago, priced at something like $250,000. Naturally, there was a catch: It was part of some sort of affordable housing program, and you couldn't buy it unless your income was below $50,000 or some such amount. As that wouldn't qualify you for the mortgage, I'm not sure how that was supposed to work.
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Definitely not politically correct!
It's hard to imagine anyone using Native American figures as faux pillars today, but they're kind of interesting as architectural anachronisms, reminders of a lost part of our collective consciousness.
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Pacific Felt Company, SF
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Paul Smith store, SF
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