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Five Things to Do in Wine Country in July

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Napa Valley's most elegant festival of the year, an exciting new food and wine experience in Healdsburg, and an indulgent wine and shoes party in St. Helena. These and more happen in Wine Country in July.

Open House Alert: Splendid Shingled Arts & Crafts House with Killer Views, $4.95M

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Where: 100 Edgewood Avenue, Parnassus Heights
When: Sunday, June 30th from 2 to 4 pm

Designer Crush Q&A: Hulett Jones of jones | haydu

Hulett Jones

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Hulett Jones started the SF-based studio jones|haydu with his business partner Paul Haydu in 2004, and since then he has been involved in some of our favorite architectural projects in recent Bay Area history.

Open House Alert: Waking Up a Classic Kensington Mid-Century Modern

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Where: 38 Arlington Avenue, Kensington
When: Sunday, June 23 from 2 to 4:30 pm
What: Built in 1953 for the same family that occupied it until a few months ago, this 4-bed, 3.5-bath house in the hills above the San Francisco Bay didn't just get "refreshed"– it got a complete overhaul by designer Sean Gaston and contractors Bee Renovated.

Five Things to Do in Wine Country in June

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The US premiere of Miles Davis’s artwork in Yountville, the launch of an eye-popping new outdoor sculpture tour in Downtown Napa, a captivating photography exhibit in Healdsburg, Robert Mondavi's centennial and a mountainous wine tasting in St. Helena, all happening in Wine Country in June.

Open House Alert: In Cow Hollow, Green Couch Design Re-Invents a Family House $5.495M

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Where: 2827 Greenwich Street, Cow Hollow
When: Sunday, June 2 from 2 to 4 pm

I Could Live Here: Bernal Heights Beauty

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Last weekend I ventured up to Bernal Heights to babysit the adorable son of a good friend. It was one of those treks that necessitated the Vespa, as buses or bikes aren't really adequate if you don't want to spend an hour traveling across the city. Bernal Heights is far and high-up and sleepy…but once I got there all those facts started to seem less like complaints and more like charms.

Prewar Meets Postwar Design in the Sunset

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Truth be told, interior designer John K. Anderson did not want to live here.

Stuff We Dig: New Ceramic Designs From Oakland's Sara Paloma

Sara Paloma

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We've been fans of Emeryville ceramicist Sara Paloma for a long time (ever since we first wrote about her elegant vessels back in 2007). She creates deceptively simple, sinuous shapes that look equally at home in rustic or minimalist aesthetics.

Open House Alert! Metallica Founder's Former Home Hits the Market, $3.4M

Metallica House

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A founding member of Metallica lived here for about a decade until selling it to the current owners in 2003– right about the time the band's St. Anger album came out and before he went into rehab.

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