Home Tours


Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, San Francisco and Marin Living: Home Tours is the first tour series of its kind in the Bay Area to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect’s point of view. The annual program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Marin and San Francisco.

Projects are showcased via an open house format. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area’s latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Bay Area living. Learn about the featured projects below and click on the links to view more images and information.


San Francisco 2013

Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, San Francisco and Marin Living: Home Tours is the first tour series of its kind in the Bay Area to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect’s point of view. The annual program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Marin and San Francisco.

Projects are showcased via an open house format. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area’s latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Bay Area living.

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Tickets

AIA Member
Now – August 31
$60/day
September 1-29
$75/day

General Admission
Now – August 31
$70/day
September 1-29
$85/day

Students and bicyclists can purchase tickets for $50 (pick-up in person only).

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Please note:
Due to the hilly nature of the terrain, featured projects are not ADA accessible.
Tours are self-guided. Tickets provide directions and maps to each home.
Tour attendees receive 2.5 learning units per day.
We recommend purchasing your tickets early as this event frequently sells out!


Home Tours Headquarters

Stable Café
September 28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
September 29, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2128 Folsom Street, San Francisco | Map

Built in the 1800’s as Mayor Phelan’s carriage house, Stable reflects the twin passions of founders Thomas Brian Lackey and Malcolm Davis – food and shelter. The old carriage space is now Stable café and Mission Creek Kitchen and the old hayloft is home to Malcolm Davis Architecture. After extensive renovation Stable is also an incubator for local businesses and a meeting house for the diverse Stable community.

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Forum

San Francisco Living: Home Tours Architects’ Forum
September 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
AIA San Francisco
$20 General Admission | Included with the purchase of a home tours ticket

The Architects’ Forum provides an overview of the featured projects on this year’s San Francisco Living: Home Tours. During this educational panel, architects will discuss their design philosophies and the overall design and construction process for each home.

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Home Tours Committee

Paul Adamson, FAIA, Bonnie Bridges, AIA, Mark English, AIA, Nilus de Matran, Assoc. AIA, Lise de Vito, Assoc. AIA, Vivian Dwyer, Antonina Markoff, Morgan Pierce, AIA, Cecilia Quezada, AIA, Payton Stiewe, Sarah Willmer, AIA, Jaime Wong


Marin 2013


L to R: The Shack, Feldman Architecture (Phil Bond); Multicellular House, Koji Tsutsui & Associates (Photo: Iwan Baan); House on the Bay, Andrea Ponsi (Architect of Record: Jensen Architects) (Photo: Richard Barnes).

Featured Projects

The 2013 Marin Living: Home Tours featured residences in Mill Valley, Tiburon, Ross and San Rafael. Participating firms included Jensen Architects with Andrea Ponsi, Koji Tsutsui & Associates with Jon Brody, Van Meter Williams Pollack, David Spurgeon and Feldman Architecture.


About the Tours

The popular San Francisco and Marin Living: Home Tours series is the first tour series of its kind in the Bay Area to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences— all from the architect’s point of view. Annual tours provide design enthusiasts with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in San Francisco and Marin.

Each project is showcased with its designer(s) via an “open house” format, and tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the region’s latest residential projects from the inside out, meet with project designers, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Bay Area living. Learn more about past tours.