03/22/2013 02:47 pm ET Updated May 22, 2013

Russian Hill Open House: San Francisco's Shingled Classicism (PHOTOS)

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By Philip Ferrato

The perfect couple's house, originally built in 1907 but classically remodeled out of existence by architect Robert A.M. Stern in 2003.

The street front is dominated by a 2-car garage above a guest apartment, with the actual house downhill and across a landscaped courtyard. Once you've navigated the koi pond and plant material, you enter through a portico into a domed, octagonal foyer with clerestory and oculus windows before finally winding up in the open living space.

Russian Hill Open House

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