Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

John Dickinson's Firehouse

In 1965, John Dickinson purchased an 1893 Pacific Heights firehouse moving in with just a few possessions. Over the course of twenty years, he would adjust the interior architecture and furnish his home with a mix of styles, and eventually his own custom designs, to great acclaim; the Firehouse became one of the most published interiors of its day.

Prettiness has nothing to do with style. Logic precludes prettiness. If you're stripping down rooms, as I do, there's no place for it.

John Dickinson