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Pay homage to the surf
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Pay homage to the surf

Though this Outer Sunset District house is within San Francisco’s city limits, it feels leagues away from busy downtown. But as a total of six lanes of traffic and high dunes separate the building from the ocean, Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St Peter can’t see the beach itself from their windows. So they bring home seashore finds—sand dollars, pebbles, driftwood—to mix with their midcentury modern furnishings, creating a look one might call “ocean-found modern.” Serena and Mason own the General Store in San Francisco (


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