Living the San Francisco Dream


Mural Art on a San Francisco Residence

If you explore San Francisco on foot, you'll find amazing things, both big and small, when you least expect them.

One recent evening my friend Nicole and I met after work, drove to Noe Valley and parked on 24th Street, knowing we'd find a great spot there for dinner after hiking up and down hills and staircases.

I'll write about our hike later, but for now, here are some pictures of the most unusual, most memorable, most unexpected sight we enjoyed, The Rainforest House, on Church Street, between 22nd and 23rd streets.

Multi-talented Nicole Bratt is a phenomenal photographer and has graciously allowed me to use her photos (which are far better than my own!)

Take a look at what we found!

Rainforest House on Church St, SF

Front door, Rainforest House

Detail,Ranforest House, SF

Gorilla, Rainforest House, SF

Interested in learning a bit about the story behind this mural and Nicolai Larsen, muralist? Read on.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 11 commentsLottie Kendall • June 13 2015 11:33AM



Wow, I definitely enjoyed all these murals, how lovely.  The work is really beautiful.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 5 years ago

Lottie we have several properties with mural art around here, but the mural art in your pictures is amoung the best I have seen.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing the pictures. The mural art is amazing. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 5 years ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - hi Alexandra - I'm not surprised this art appeals to you. At first glance, you think you see it all, but the longer one gazes at the mural, the more fun little details one spies.

George Souto - this theme is quite different from most of the murals in San Francisco; very detailed.

Good morning, Gita Bantwal - I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Wow - It'd doesn't get much more creative than that!  I was sitting here thinking that house (without the painting) looks very familiar.  I had friends who lived in San Francisco in the 1960s.  The architecture of that home looks  identical.  Wich I could remember the address.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - this style of house is very common in San Francisco, especially in the Avenues (the Sunset and Richmond areas.)

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Hi Lottie -- what a great discovery you and Nicole -- it's amazing what we can see when we just a take a moment and look(and get out of the car).   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 5 years ago

Very creative! Thanks for sharing the photographs.

The folks at our HOA would have heart attacks if we painted our house like this.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Michael Jacobs - you just never know what you're going to find when you take a walk.

Good morning, Roy Kelley - yep; that would never fly in a planned community. And truthfully, I wouldn't want my home this busy and have to live with the shades drawn for privacy. But it's lovely and amazing and a sight to behold.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

I think a lot of taggers have the talent to do such art but would rather deface than create Lottie Kendall. Seattle has become one big canvas for taggers...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 5 years ago

I've been thinking about the differences between tagging and mural art this last week, Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington . We've had a recent spurt of tagging defacing road signs on the freeway. I'm stunned at how they get to those signs in the first place, and then think of the wasted talent and ability--they could be creating something of beauty.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago