On the outskirts of San Francisco’s Sunset District, Muller and Porcello live with their daughter in an urban version of a surf shack. “Before we opened Outerlands, our friends and neighbors gathered in our tiny backyard for whatever we were serving up through our kitchen window,” says Lana. The house, located right off the beach, packs a lot of sustainable design: from a driftwood deck to a reclaimed-fence-wood greenhouse that shelters greens and herbs before they find their way into the restaurant’s dishes and cocktails.
Above: The greenhouse’s reclaimed wood is left with a natural finish, while white window frames accent the rest of the house.
Above: A Chemex coffee maker holds wild lupine flowers in the kitchen.
Above: Hearty, leafy greens like this heirloom variety of lacinato kale grow well in the Sunset District’s foggy climate.
Above: Porcello and daughter explore the greenhouse.
Above: The dune-filled landscape of Ocean Beach is just a few blocks away.
Above: A collection of Muller and Porcello’s surfboards. The popular neighborhood spot Mollusk Surf Shop is just around the corner from their home.