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I Could Live Here: The 1892 Cape Horn Warehouse Lofts in South Beach

For weeks you’ve gotten a view into the domestic fantasies of Editor in Chief Sarah Lynch through her “I Could Live Here” posts—properties with lots of trees, a turret room or two and plenty of places for private sunbathing. Well, as Sarah is on vacation this week, I thought I might throw one of my own dream houses into the mix.

But before we cruise off into fantasyland, let’s start with a little reality check that might lend some insight into our divergent choices. Sarah lives in bucolic Mill Valley. She has a yard, her own garage and a back deck complete with a grill and a very comfy lounger. I live in San Francisco’s Civic Center in a hundred-year-old masonry building that has been gutted and filled with teensy little loft condominiums. Mine is one of the largest in the building and clocks in at 507 square feet. It’s got tall ceilings, open steel shelving and I lock my bikes up to exposed pipes in the basement. Situated directly above the BART and Muni, as well as a twice-a-week farmers market, I couldn’t be more central and I absolutely love it. Read more...