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Tour Zillow's Wide-Open and Chic SF Pad

zillow

Originally published on California Home + Design

When Zillow moved into the old-school Standard Oil Building in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District, their first step was to open up the entire space and give it a much more modern feel.

Pinterest's Perfectly Crafty SF Headquarters

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Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

The Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco is exactly how you’d picture it: cute and creative, with a unique DIY aesthetic.

A Peek Inside Square's Shiny SF Workspace

Square Office

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

If it's not a household name yet, it's about to get big. Square, the company that creates little plastic credit card readers that you can use on an iPhone, iPad or other mobile devices to accept credit card payments, is headed by Twitter-founder Jack Dorsey, who is planning to move its offices in San Francisco this year to accommodate its overwhelming growth.

Nextdoor's Colorful Office Space Channels Neighborly Charm

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Social networking site Nextdoor's lively new San Francisco's Rincon Center office reflects the aim of the company: bringing back a sense of community to the neighborhood.

Inside Zynga's Virtual Reality-Themed Office

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

When Zynga's CEO Mark Pincus used Willy Wonka's chocolate factory as his muse for designing the company headquarters, employees knew they would be in for a unique work experience. Zynga's playful SOMA headquarters feels a little like a life-size version of one of the company's colorful social games.

Tour Facebook's Geeky Paradise

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

News broke this week that world-renowned architect Frank Ghery is commissioned to design Facebook West – a massive new campus for the company's 2,800 engineers located in Menlo Park. According to Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, "The idea is to make the perfect engineering space: one giant room that fits thousands of people, all close enough to collaborate together. It will be the largest open floor plan in the world."

Inside Autodesk's City Themed Office

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Located on the historic Embarcadero of San Francisco, Autodesk's snazzy new Gensler-designed office expansion is an integration of new and old elements, and shows off the innovative and sophisticated character of the company.

eBay Keeps Up with the Tech Boom in a Sociable, Remodeled Office

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the notable success stories of the dot-com boom. Where else can you buy stylish Louboutins, part of the Berlin Wall or a grilled cheese sandwich shaped like the Virgin Mary all in the same place?

Enter the Googleplex

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

From two founders and one employee working out of a friend's Menlo Park garage in 1997, Google has come a long way since then to fill its large Mountain View headquarters—fondly nicknamed the Googleplex.

Go Inside Eventbrite's Color-Filled Warehouse

Go Inside Eventbrite's Color-Filled Warehouse

Originally published on Californiahomedesign.com

Since 2006, Eventbrite, an online ticketing site based out of San Francisco, has been helping people create and attend the coolest concerts, conferences and festivals. But when they recently moved into their new 27,000-square foot office space in SF's SoMA neighborhood, it was time to curate the cool at home.

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