Matt and Omar sit down to talk about something that is quintessentially San Francisco: Victorians! In our true, one-take no edit fashion we managed to meander down a few side alleys while discussing Victorian Style or Victorian Era?
Victorian Style or Victorian Era? What if a building was built in the Victorian style after the Victorian era? Why did people think it was a good idea to paint a Victorian battleship gray? Or commit a wide variety of other equally nefarious Victorian abuses? We’ve seen some crazy things happen to Victorians over the year, from brick-pox to asbestos shingles to art deco medallions and stucco: Art Deco Victorian – a mashup that wasn’t really necessary?
The Victorian style is tightly associated with San Francisco, with the painted ladies in the 700 block of Steiner across from Alamo Square being perhaps the most famous.
What are your favorite Victorian homes in San Francisco? What’s your favorite style? Are you a Queen-Anne enthusiast or a stickler for an Eastlake Stick? Italianate? The combinations are almost infinite, and we’ve had the pleasure of representing buyer and sellers in some amazingly restored Victorian homes over decades of real estate sales.
It’s always a great pleasure to see a Victorian lovingly restored and brought back to grandeur – especially when someone has the resources to put steel in so they can open up the floor plan. A classic exterior that hides an open and modern interior is one of the most winning combinations in San Francisco. Victorians liked a lot of little rooms, but modern life is much more oriented toward open plan living.
We’d love to hear your questions about Victorians, or any architectural style, feel free to reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or just leave a message right here in the comments section of the blog. We do read them!