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Mission Residence: Light-Filled Urban Cabin Rises from the Ashes of San Francisco’s 1906 Earthquake

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San Francisco’s Richard Johnson Design took an aging cottage made of materials salvaged from the 1906 earthquake and transformed it into a gorgeous “urban cabin” that opens up to the outdoors and welcomes in lots of natural light and cooling breezes. The tiny 1500 square foot home feels large and expansive thanks to its 16-foot-tall pitched roof, which is pierced by plentiful skylights and topped with a 2.2 KW solar photovoltaic system. Inhabitat recently had a chance to check out this amazing small space renovation during AIA SF‘s Architecture and the City Festival – read on for a look inside!