A Small Renaissance: Renovating a San Francisco Cottage

In San Francisco, a tiny Earthquake Cottage grows up by going underground.

Alma’s Earthquake Cottage is flanked on three sides by her garden, an integral part of the overall style. A spill jar welcomes visitors on the right; small trees, shrubs and vines shape an oasis. An evergreen clematis drapes the front porch, one of many scented plants that bloom at different times of the year.
Photography by Barbara Bourne