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Architecture in San Francisco-Do You Have a Favorite?

San Francisco is known for its eclectic architecture styles in homes. In addition to grand Queen Anne Victorians, more simple Edwardian houses, and Italianate style Victorian homes like these pictured here, you'll find mid-century modern, and truly modern homes.

These four appear to be duplexes or TICs, all in the same half-block on a Pacific Heights neighborhood street.

If one of these was your house, which paint color would you choose?

Italianate style house 1, SFItaliante style house 2, SF

Italiante style house 3, SFItaliante style house 4, SF

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Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 16 commentsLottie Kendall • February 29 2016 08:08AM

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Lottie,

Personally, I am not fond of any of these colors.  What I do know, is that they work in the SF environment, and if I were to consult someone on colors, I would include the ones you chose above.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

I have always admired San Francisco's style Lottie Kendall! Thank you for sharing! 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 3 years ago

Lottie

I love the architecture in San Francisco - it reminds me so much of the Boston area and Cambridge where I spent so many years. The home on the top right looks very much like the one we lived in for a couple of years in Somerville on the Cambridge line.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 3 years ago

I personally like photo # 2 and # 4 but they all their own character.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 3 years ago

I love the Victorian style, and different shades of blue would be the hands down winner.  Gorgeous!

Posted by Dana Tapia, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals (Re/Max of Orange Beach) over 3 years ago

Top right or bottom left looking at your post or better said the blue & white or the gray & white:))Endre

p.s. Love San Francisco and reminds me of my ten years in Boston:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

House colors that work are definitely defined by the locations. Santa Barbara's beautiful colors wouldn't work in most places in San Francisco (Sea Cliff might be the exception) but are fabulous in your area, Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Every house is unique here in San Francisco, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

The dark grey/black works, amazingly enough, Bob Ratliff - all 4 of these houses were probably built at the same time, by the same builder, same style - but they have changed over the years.

 

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Hi Jeff Dowler CRS and Endre Barath, Jr.  would you be surprised to learn that Boston is another of my favorite cities? (Probably not.) Picture #2, and variations on it, is quite common here.

Good evening, Dana Tapia & Lisa Pigott - you picked Jeff and Endre's favorite!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Jeff Dowler CRS  I new you were in Cambridge but not in Sommerville, one of our favorite restaurants in Somerville was Dali   a Spanish Tappas Restaurant, we were friends with the Chef and his wife was Diane's girlfriend from High School.... did you ever eat there?? Or the second restaurant which he was also the executive Chef of in Boston on Newbury Street Tapeo??? Endre

p.s.: Diane's cousin's Husband and Son are Lt & CPT of the Somerville Fire Department.... small world:))))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

Lottie we love San Francisco, first time we went we fell in love and the similarities to Boston are uncanny:)) One of our favorite Art Galleries is where we keep buying all the Rolling Stone Artwork by Ronny Wood and the Restaurants are just fantastic...Endre

so no I am not surprised you would love Boston:)))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

Aloha Lottie, I'm the type of person that would have a least 5 colors incorporated into the exterior paint scheme, so the upper right would be my choice.

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) over 3 years ago

Hi Kimo Stowell - you must enjoy the houses here--some are beautifully painted, others are simply dramatic and showstoppers. What do you think of this one?

colorful SF house

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

So pretty and fits so well into the topography of the land. All those steps will keep you in shape.

BTW, thank you for sending a copy of my article. I have misplaced my copy and was without a printed copy. You are so thoughtful.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Plenty of stairs in San Francisco - one of the benefits of all the hills! I'm glad I could send you the magazine issue. 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Red is my favorite color, but not for a house. I like something more subtle for a house!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 3 years ago

Hi Lottie - far and away I would choose the upper right hand home.  The scent colors are appealing.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

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