Synopses & Reviews
Now in a beautiful paperback edition, this lavish volume offers a detailed look inside the great homes of one of the world's most sophisticated cities. From chic Russian Hill apartments and grand Pacific Heights mansions to artists' lofts and legendary Victorians, San Francisco: A Certain Style documents the city's famous innovation, quality, and diversity in 200 full-color photographs. The accompanying text provides historical information, along with descriptions of famous houses in the area and chronological commentary on Bay Area architecture. A marvelous glimpse into the residences of local luminaries -- and the work of such renowned architects and interior designers as Julia Morgan and Willis Polk -- this book will be a source of entertainment, information, and inspiration for designers, homeowners and anyone who appreciates gracious living.
About the Author
Diane Dorrans Saeks is a San Francisco-based writer who specializes in interior design, architecture, and fashion. She is the California editor for Metropolitan Home
and an editor-at-large for Garden Design
. Her books include California Cottages, San Francisco Interiors, California Country,
and San Francisco: A Certain Style
, all from Chronicle Books.
John Vaughan has traveled the globe photographing houses for Architectural Digest, HG, Better Homes and Gardens, and The New York Times, among others. Together, they authored San Francisco: A Certain Style (Chronicle Books, 1989).