Daily Archives: January 25, 2011

mid-century remodel buzz

I’m excited to say that Curbed SF posted a blurb about my remodel project and it was complimentary if not funny!

“570 Corbett was a shitshack. Then in 2010 it was renovated from the foundation up. Now it’s packed full of fancy finishes and smooth ceilings with recessed lighting and everything else you’d think a homeowner would put in a house if they wanted to get a spread in Dwell magazine. The building’s exterior still has its Mid-Century modern feel, as the house was originally built in 1959. But again, once inside it’s a contemporary wonderland. We never thought we’d type this, but the four different tiles in the master bathroom work really well together. The deets: it’s a 3-bed, 2-bath house in Twin Peaks for $995,000. You get 2-car parking with interior access. Property highlights include open living spaces and a gorgeous backyard that’s perfect for entertaining.”

I love that they say the house used to be a shitshack.  In truth, it was.  They never mention architects, oh well – SEE HERE

Also recently the developer / my client Rick was featured in a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.  It was mostly about his shift in career from set design / producer to residential developer.  There were a couple of photos of this house and – don’t blink! – a mention of yours truly as the architect.  May be the only time I’m ever mentioned in the same article as Liza Minelli:

“…he was building sets for stage productions and live musical shows for artists such as Liza Minnelli….Tom McElroy was the architect on the project..”




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