House at a Glance
Who lives here: A couple
Location: San Francisco
Size: 3,500 square feet (325 square meters)
Designer: Jamie Bush of Jamie Bush & Co.
The owner of this row home is a San Francisco tech worker in his 40s who, when he was single, was able to purchase the home while it was under construction. He discovered a photo of a room that he loved on Houzz and called its creator, Jamie Bush, ultimately hiring him as his interior designer.
At first Bush was focused on decor, but the project scope quickly grew into shaping the interior architecture. Bush shifted the three-bedroom to a two-bedroom plus an open office off the third-floor stairs. This arrangement worked better for the homeowner, who needed only one guest room. Bush also redid the powder rooms and master bathroom, changed out the kitchen cabinetry and added green roofs to the design.
The homeowner doesn’t have a design background but did have a strong interest in learning. “His overall direction for the project was he wanted something that was collected and artful but not showy and done in a way that it could be believed that if he was sort of a design-savvy learned individual, he could have done it himself,” Bush says.