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1765 Oak Street

Architects make terrible clients. And, in this case, it was even worse because I was my own client and this was my sanctuary. It’s so easy for me to narrow down the options for my clients, but making decisions on my own project was a bear of a project.

As we say in the industry, this unit had great bones. Once I narrowed down my plethora of options and had enough money saved up to start renovations, the bathroom, kitchen, and rear bedroom renovations went very smoothly. As a designer, I love to use color. I so rarely get to in my practice, but in my home, I finally had the opportunity to follow my vision selecting bold colors for each room that complemented each other along sight angles. Artwork from each of my travels adorns the walls along with furniture that complements the Victorian character of the unit.


I stayed very true to the historic character of this 1891 Victorian home, matching trim details, moldings, plaster ceiling medallions, and plaster rail moldings at all renovation areas. 


I'll admit I went a little crazy in the kitchen with beautiful marble countertops, a rolling library ladder to access cabinets to the ceiling, all the pull-out options for the cabinets, and a double wall oven including a steam oven.


I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.



Single Family


San Francisco 




Engineering Sketch

Structural Engineer


Image by Evgeniy Alyoshin


Doherty Restoration


Image by Andrew Hutchings


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