On Location: Updating the Haight

On Location: Updating the Haight

Sarah Han
Nov 17, 2008

Recently, The New York Times showcased a three-story Haight-Ashbury Victorian that was transformed from a hippie boardinghouse into a modern family home by a husband-wife Norwegian architect and Pottern Barn Kids furniture designer. Casper and Lexie Mork-Ulnes were able to see that beyond the atrocious stucco job, mismatched walls and ceilings, and funky odors that permeated throughout the house on their first viewing, this charming house with "character and soul" would be the foundation for a home all their own...

Instead of completely gutting out the space, the couple decided to salvage and restore many of the house's original Victorian components while updating the space with light-filled and spacious contemporary design, a process which took five years and about $200,000. We think all the hard work and money paid off! For more details, read the full article and see the slideshow.

Photos: Sara Remington

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