Native San Franciscan designer Tom Leach has a background in interior architecture and landscape design, and specializes in historical facade restoration. His work has been featured regularly on HGTV, and his latest project was the restoration of this Victorian home in San Francisco. As you can see, it was adorned with little else besides an Obama poster, and its hodge-podge palette left much to be desired. Once Leach got his hands on the house, a drastic (and fabulous) transformation ensued. To see the after photo, read more.
A change of palette and the addition of Victorian ornamentation and moldings give the house polish, but the window installation and staircase renovation make it a focal point. I'm wildly impressed! What do you think?