When it comes to architecture and interior design, re-purposed old buildings with added modern elements really make me swoon. From centuries-old brick juxtaposed with sleek glass panes, to Victorian houses with minimalist living space renovations, the successful mixing and matching of styles offers the best of both worlds. The older aspects showcase a city’s storied history, while the modern parts show how it has adapted to a changing world. I actually bought a loft in a building that used to be a distillery in the early 1900s. The gorgeous brick walls were left intact, but the inside was gutted and lofts were built around the perimeter. The remaining indoor space was transformed into a secret garden of sorts with flowers and trees, something you wouldn’t be able to tell from the outside. I’m a little biased, but I think it’s the best of its kind in San Francisco.
Originally posted by me on the NTICE Blog