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In Vendors We Trust.

Here’s our compilation of our contacts, references and references from references for building materials, brands, services and more. So whether it’s an attorney to setup a trust or otherwise here are some useful folks/vendors and tid-bits to keep in mind for future references.

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LOCAL SF STORES

Crate and Barrel  downtown, Palo Alto, various locations of this Chicago-based chain crateandbarrel.com

cb2 Berkeley + Downtown SF the trendier, cheaper version of Crate and Barrel www.cb2.com

Restoration Hardware  San Francisco, Corte Madera, Yountville, Palo Alto. Outlets in Vacaville, Pleasanton and San Rafael. (their hauling/transport reference is decent and may cost about $100-$300), otherwise, 17th and Kansas Streets. rh.com

Blu Dot, Valencia Street www.bludot.com

Design Within Reach, Kansas Street, (ask to see their sample sale room; it’s in the back) dwr.com

Room & Board, 7th Street, winter sale is a madhouse with lines around the corner for floor samples

HD Buttercup, 4th and Brannan St, two annual sales (big summer and end-of-year sales)

lignet roset, De Haro Street and 15th Street, design center area (timeless French quality, chic)

West Elm, Emeryville, designer, yet affordable www.westelm.com

EQ3, Potrero, Emeryville, modern, medium to high-end www.eq3.com

Pottery Barn, Chestnut Street, pb.com.

Interior Decorator-grade: SF Design Center, Potrero, Kansas Street area

BUILDING MATERIALS
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SUPPLIES

Building Supplies

East Star, Carroll Street, building supplies for cheap (aka, where the Irish and Chinese contractors go shop) (Ask for Ken)

Liberty Building Supply, Cesar Chavez (tile, kitchen cabinets, fixtures, tubes, vanities)

East Star (kitchen cabinets, stone/quartz countertops, toilets, vents fans, bath and kitchen hardware, faucets, taps, sinks, some tile) (Ask for Sharon)

FloorCraft, Bayshore (higher-end tile, higher-end appliances, cabinets, medicine cabinets, hardware, tile, carpet, flooring)(Ask for Fred)

Bauerware, 17th Street (every type of handle, knob or pull possible)(Ask for Matt)

Beronio’s Lumber, on Napoleon/Marin Streets (lumber, wood floors, molding, doors, windows, hardware, wainscoting)(Ask for Bill for lumber, etc)(Ask for Frank for doors/skylights)

Discount Builders Supply, Mission Street (sundries and supplies)

Home Depot (regular, pro and design-oriented, 3 stores 1 city), Daly City (better for lighting and plants)

Lowes, Bayshore (better for tile)

Unique Architectural Ideas, Finishes: https://sweets.construction.com/

Tile:

Porcelanosa, Division St (design-y, European)

Ceramic Tile Design, Duboce near Mission Street (higher end, schulter trim)

Heath Ceramics, 18th St.  ($$$) + there’s an outlet in Sausalito (!)($-$$)

Fireclay. 10th and Brannan ($$$ customize your own, great patterns, textures, shapes)

Ann Sacks, Design Center in Potrero (super luxe/high design, aka $$$)

Best Tile, Bayshore (lots of tile, schluter edges and variety, shower pans, some wood floors run by terse Chinese folks) ($)

Electrical Fixtures + Lighting

Universal Electric Supply, 8th Street (all kinds of indoor/outdoor lights, trim, cans, vent fans, electrical outlets, conduit, wires, hardware, etc.)(Ask for Winnie)

City Lights, Folsom St (all kinds of lights, designer lights, etc., great floor sample sales, light bulbs of every kind)(Ask for Sean F)

Paint Stores:

House of Color, Bryant and 24th St (Benjamin Moore, Polo and paint supplies, ask for Adelena)

Creative Paints, Ocean Ave (Benjamin Moore) and Webster Street (Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, C2, Fine Paints of Europe)

RECLAIMED
REUSED ARCHITECTURAL

Reclaim and reuse some building supplies instead of going ultra custom in your victorian, edwardian; match your vintage fixtures, trim, door knobs, windows, etc. 

  • Building Resources, 3rd and Illinois Street
  • Urban Oar, Ashby & 7th St, Berkeley

CONTRACTOR REFERRAL SERVICE

Cole Valley Hardware Referral, Home Repairs (415) 753-2653 ext.3 colehardware.com/home-repair-referral-service/

Handyman Heroes [email protected] (844) 382-4376

For specific recommendations, ask us.

ONLINE STORES
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VENDORS

Appliances

www.abt.com (best prices and service + delivery)

Hardware

Emtek hardware (the best look touch or feel)

www.homesteadhardware.com

modernhousenumbers.com (do we need to tell you what they sell?)

 

Lighting + Light fixtures 

www.ylighting.com 

www.lumens.com

www.lightingandlocks.com/  (we like the look of legrande’s adorne series, otherwise it’s lutron and their casetta wi-fi line)

Circa Lighting (great designs) 

Kelly Wearstler (LA-glam/luxe style)

Scope the doors online, then go to Discount, Golden State Windows and Doors, Ocean Sash and Door or Caldwells

Simpson Doors (will get you local quotes which local folks will beat)

Amazon.com (yes, really. They’re good for the nitty gritty detail materials like valves, connectors, LED lights and transformers)

AllModern.Com + WayFair.com (yes, the shipping is free; the variety substantial and the prices good)

Follow our Pinterest Page here to see what we’re liking. 

BRANDS WE LIKE

Garbage disposals (get something 3/4 HP or above)

Waste King

Insinkerator

Dishwashers

KitchenAid

Bosch

Kenmore

Fisher and Paykel

Trim, Faucets, Hardware

Hansgrohe

Blanco

Grohe

Emtek

Toto

Kohler

(Waterworks is poo-pooed by our plumbers, who should know)

Refrigerators

Subzero

GE Profile

Liebherr

Bosch

Fisher & Paykel

Samsung

LG

KitchenAid

Ovens/Stoves

La Cornue

Miele

Blue Star

Thermador

Viking

Bertazzoni

Wolfe

Bosch

KitchenAid

Premium Brands (overall)

Miele

Gaggenau

Thermador

Viking

Bosch

GE Monogram

Samsung

LG

MORE BRANDS WE LIKE

Garage Door Openers

Chamberlain (belt-driven > 1/2 hp, try nylon wheels)

LiftMaster

Craftsman

Sommer

Toilets + Sinks

Toto

duravit

Kohler

American Standard

Paints

Benjamin Moore paints (wide variety, designer)

C2 paints (designer)

Farrow and Ball, 4th Street Berkeley (designer, pricey)

Fine Paints of Europe (specialty, Marine paint for entry doors, cabinets)

Ralph Lauren

Kelley Moore

Valspar

Behr

Door Knobs/Locks

Emtek

Baldwin

Schlage

Kwikset  (avoid self-rekeying type)

Windows

Fleetwood

Marvin

Nanawall

Anderson

Milgard

Pella

Electrical Outlets/Switches

Legrande, Adorne collection

Legrande

Lutron  (smart casetta system works with Amazon echo/Google Home)

Levitron

ATTORNEYS

ESTATE ATTORNEYS

To not only protect your investment and interests while you own your property but also find something were to happen to you.

John O’Grady

O’Grady Law Group

50 California Street, Suite 3500

San Francisco, CA  94111 

(415) 986-8500

[email protected] www.ogradylaw.com

Loren M. Lopin

Attorney at Law

Trusts & Estates P.C.

235 Pine Street, Suite 1200

San Francisco, California 94104

(415) 200-4592

[email protected]

GENERAL REAL ESTATE LAW

Jaime Uziel

Sheppard Uziel

100 Montgomery Street, Suite 2100

San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 296-0900 x38

[email protected] www.sheppardlaw.com

TIC-CONDO CONVERSIONS

Andy Sirkin

Sirkin & Associates

388 Market Street Suite 1300

San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 462-5925

[email protected] andysirkin.com

Lyssa Paul

Paul Law Group

505 Montgomery Street, 10th Floor

San Francisco, California 94111

(415) 738-868

[email protected]

LAND USE/BOUNDARY DISPUTES

Daniel Frattin

Reuben Janius

One Bush Street, Suite 600

San Francisco, CA  94104

(415) 567-9000

[email protected] www.reubenlaw.com

 

ARCHITECTS
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ENGINEERS

Ryan Knock, AIA

LEED AP, CGBP

Knock Architecture and Design

2169 Union Street Suite #5

San Francisco, CA 94123

www.knock-ad.com

415-215-2647

James Cline AIA

cline architects

870 Market, Ste. 478

P (415) 706–6953

F (866) 475–0744

E: [email protected]

W: www.clinearchitects.com

Mark Topetcher

Topetcher Architecture Inc.

828 Divisadero Street  

San Francisco, CA 94117

T: (415) 359–9997

F: (415) 359–9986

E: [email protected]

W: Toparchitecture.com

David Armour

David Armour Architecture                           

W: davidarmourarchitecture.com

T: 415.440.2880

E: [email protected]    

Riyad Ghannam, AIA, LEED AP

855 Folsom St., #330

San Francisco, CA 94107

T: (415) 699.3640

E: riyad[email protected]

W: www.rg-architecture.com

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS

Tim O’Sullivan

Structural Engineer

T:  (415 479-8466

David Strandberg

Strandberg Engineering

560 3rd Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

T: (415) 778-8726, x 101

E: [email protected]

Remember that you should investigate the information above before proceeding as different people will have different experiences. Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions. 

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