Victorian houses in San Francisco - which speaks to you?

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As I walked home from an early morning meeting this week, these Victorians caught my eye. Would you paint a house black? This one worked, and looked good. White and tan are more common colors, not surprisingly.

Which color appeals most to you?

All the eye-candy on my walks in San Francisco make the hills less steep (or perhaps it's knowing my morning coffee awaits!) 

Victorian house in SF painted black

Victorian house in the Fillmore

 

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Alexis Davis United Country | Ozarks
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Painting houses black has become very trendy recently on new builds at least. In my opinion, I prefer the cream color. 

Feb 22, 2019 02:36 PM #1
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Black seems weird indeed Lottie but I guess it's a natual extension. I mean, after white lost favor and cream took over, and then tan hit big time, which has since faded to gray, well, the missing neutral is black.

Feb 22, 2019 10:27 PM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Lottie. Not sure I buy into black but then again? Enjoy your day!

Feb 23, 2019 12:57 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Lottie. I like all of these homes but my favorite is the last one.

Feb 23, 2019 06:29 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Lottie - since these Victorians are unusual how about a nice pastel color?  I would like that.

Feb 23, 2019 11:17 AM #5
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Joe Pryor
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I am in San Francisco four times a year and love walking the different districts close to the marina.

Feb 23, 2019 11:42 AM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Lotte,

This is a delightful array.  I have seen many in the Pacific Heights area that were fun to look at.  Happy weekend to you.  A

Feb 23, 2019 01:17 PM #7
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Alexis Davis United Country | Ozarks - you're the first person to comment on seeing houses painted black in her area. Here it's a very occasional one.

Feb 24, 2019 06:48 AM #8
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Lottie Kendall
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  - I hadn't thought about the point you made, but it's valid; black is neutral. 

Feb 24, 2019 06:49 AM #9
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Wayne Martin - so no black painted houses in Chicago? (They aren't common here either.)

Hello Sheila Anderson - I like that cream-colored house too, for the style as well as the color. Curved glass windows add to the visual appeal.

Feb 24, 2019 06:51 AM #10
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Lottie Kendall
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Happy Sunday, Grant Schneider - you've given me a great idea; some walk I'll photo pastel painted houses and post them for you! 

Feb 24, 2019 06:52 AM #11
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Lottie Kendall
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Joe Pryor - the Marina has some gorgeous homes, doesn't it? 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Pacific Heights has many homes on a grand scale, most of which are gorgeous.

 

Feb 24, 2019 06:54 AM #12
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Lottie Kendall - Any well coordinated paint scheme is beautiful on those painted ladies.  I have been to Steiner St and all those homes are wonderful!

Feb 26, 2019 06:17 AM #13
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Lottie Kendall
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Indeed, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® -- the painted ladies are lovely eye-candy, whether in upscale Pacific Heights or more modest homes like these pictured here.

Feb 26, 2019 08:00 AM #14
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Lottie I would not want to live in one of these Victorian beauties, they are not my style.  But they are beautiful to look at.

Feb 28, 2019 04:24 PM #15
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Hi Lottie - your post on pastel Victorian homes brought me here. I can't recall seeing any examples in black but why not? The architectural style lends itself to many different interpretations.  Although rarer than in your area, we have some opportunities to see them too.

Mar 11, 2019 09:12 AM #16
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Michael Jacobs - I wouldn't have thought I'd like to see a black house, but the one in the picture worked. I rather liked it.

Mar 11, 2019 09:25 AM #17
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Lottie Kendall  I love them all they remind me of houses I see down the Sea Shore the colors of pastel and Victorian 

Mar 12, 2019 04:15 PM #18
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Oh my gosh, I would so enjoy walking past these gorgeous Victorians, Lottie! I don't really have a preference - I love them all!

Mar 13, 2019 07:23 PM #19
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Lottie Kendall
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If you're in San Francisco in November (or other times!) I'd be happy to give you a walking or driving tour of some of these lovely homes, Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Mar 13, 2019 07:25 PM #20
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