Rehabilitating an historic home is generally a long process.

Really long.

No, seriously…did I mention that the process is LONG?

From acquisition to neighborhood notification to permits to construction to move in can take years. Sometimes as little as 18 months for a gut rehab, but more often 2-3 years.  That requires patience and dedication.

A couple of nights ago, I met a man named David Fox who’s been working on the “greening” of a beautiful late-19th century Queen Anne Victorian at 235 Broderick St.

Like many of the historic homes in San Francisco, it had a beautiful facade and some beautiful detailing inside (see BEFORE pictures) but an awkward floor plan for modern living, inadequate seismic and toxic finishes (like lead paint).

After acquiring the house, David set about to do a sensitive rehab of this beautiful home and bring it up to both modern code and LEED low-energy and sustainable standards.

In the process, he’s been diligent about documenting the process with photos and has a fabulous photo set online showing the transformation of this home and people and materials required to pull it off.

Can’t wait to see the finished product!

Great job, David & Family & Team.