Design Buzz: A Local Architect Pays Homage to SF's Modernist Homes

San Francisco architect Michael Murphy had been creating retro-style illustrations for five years when he noticed a worthy subject in his own backyard—the city's modernist residences, which are often overshadowed by the Victorian Painted Ladies.

Murphy gives a younger generation of buildings due credit with his new colorful, limited-edition posters, which include The Painted Ladies of Modern San Francisco ($139 at ZincDetails) (above).

SF Modern Poster: Mission; SF Modern Poster: 1967

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the February|March 2012 Issue of California Home + Design.

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