So when my husband and I moved out of our small, light-filled San Francisco flat into a large, dark, neglected home a mile west, I was more than a little sad. And unsure. Were we making the right decision?
But luckily, after a lot of sweat, money, and a few tears, I’ve come to love working on this old beast of a house.
Amy John Headley is a landscape designer based in San Francisco.