12 San Francisco Homes That Embrace Cali Living

front door and entryway of minimal modern home with cement floors
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Surround yourself with trees as old as time and unplug from it all with an offering of some of the best homes that San Francisco, California, has to offer — 12 of them, to be exact. Take this chance to peek inside visions created by people living out their days where ancient redwood forests meet the Pacific Ocean. A city with a storied past, where Mark Twain cut his teeth as a young journalist in the 19th century after the gold rush to now, a new era of Silicon Valley tech colors our perception of the place. No matter your preconceived notions, take in every bit of charm these homes have to offer.

1. Live-Edge Wood Used Like Never Before

live-edge wood staircase in an open-concept living and kitchen area
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2. Custom Wooden Furniture Goals

3. What Ocean Views?

extensive vinyl record library
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4. Quirky Berkeley Vibes

midcentury-style interior with large windows and fireplace
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5. Eichler Would Approve

entryway bench with hidden shoe storage and skylight
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6. All About This Dining Room Setup

dining room with wooden table and emerald green rug
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7. Have Just One Level? Add Two More

bright three-level staircase with light wood flooring and open layout
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8. How to Accentuate the Surroundings

midcentury-style dining room with large windows looking out to redwoods
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9. When in Doubt, Build a Breezeway

10. City Views for Days

arched doorway leading to neutral living room with view of san francisco
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11. Low-Key Boho, Possibly at Its Finest

12. Classic Victorian Gem


Lauren McQuade

Lauren McQuade

Lauren McQuade is a writer, editor based in Los Angeles.