An ode to that first, tiniest apartment in San Francisco
Do you remember your first apartment in San Francisco? We’re guessing that it was probably tiny, too expensive, with “cozy” period charm likeÂ radiator heating that whistles loudly in the middle of the night. Yet, somehow, it felt like winning the lottery to find it. In today’s story, architect and longtime SF resident Bob Collins recalls a period of transformation (for himself and the unit) in this teeny space. In the process, he realized why San Francisco was home.
Bob has lived in the Bay Area for 30 years, with stints in the Mission, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and the Richmond.Â He has a blog about walking around San Francisco calledÂ Urban Ambles, told from the dual perspectives of a regular pedestrian and professional architect. His urban walks in the blog cover a cross-section of the city; just like some of our favorite Muni stories from the cross-town lines.
His urban walks in the blog cover a cross-section of the city; just like some of our favorite Muni stories from the cross-town lines.
Listen to Bob’s story:
Being an architect, Bob also created a model (naturally) of his tiny apartment before and after his transformation, loft bed and all. Check it out on his blogÂ here.
We’re celebrating 10 years of storytelling on and off the bus with a special bonus code for ourÂ upcoming anniversary showÂ onÂ April 21, 2018, at the Elbo Room. Listen to this episode for the discount code andÂ get your tickets today.
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