Photos From Bay Area Perambulations Today

From top down:

-Elegant steep gable house on 28th Ave near Balboa in SF. How come you never see anything this cool in Dwell Magazine?

-House frame in Vallejo, hip roof, nice little understated dormer. You can learn a lot just studying this nicely-proportioned frame.

-If you remember when skateboards were like this, you are pretty old. In the 40s we used to take apart clamp-on-to-yr.-shoe skates and nail them on a piece of wood. This is in the window at The Purple Skunk Skate on Geary Blvd. in SF.

-Ducati on street in SF. I like seeing the frame, as with the house in Vallejo.

-Bambi Airstream, obviously a new one, Novato

Boy, I love getting out and around, shooting pics.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

7 Responses to Photos From Bay Area Perambulations Today

  1. Anonymous says:

    I like the top house the best, and next, the skateboard held together with bent nails.

  2. PhilM says:

    Lloyd –

    I wouldn't want to be the guy shingling that steep pitch!

    That exposed hip roof also shows how much more detail work is required building a hip Vs simple gable. Great shot – Thanks.

    PhilM

  3. Anonymous says:

    with the skate nailed on the bottom….Then I'd nail an Orange crate on the 2 X 4……

  4. Jack Stub says:

    Great photos. I love the house at the top – what great proportions. Why don't we see things like that in Dwell? I think because Dwell has an unusual obsession with the soul-less.

    Cheers.

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