Sunday, December 23, 2012

Painted Ladies

My sweet Mama!
"Painted Ladies" near Alamo Square in San Francisco 
We were so excited to get up into this area of San Francisco this visit.
If you go you really should do the three hour Movie Tour...we loved it!
Here is there link:
"Painted ladies" is a term used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book Painted Ladies - San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians.
One of the best-known groups of "Painted Ladies" is the row of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square park, in San Francisco. It is sometimes known as "Postcard Row." The houses were built between 1892 and 1896 by developer Matthew Kavanaugh, who lived next door in the 1892 mansion at 722 Steiner Street. This block appears very frequently in media and mass-market photographs of the city and its tourist attractions and have appeared in an estimated 70 movies, TV programs, and ads, including in the opening credits of the television series Full House.

In 2010, 722 Steiner St. was put up for sale, at the asking price of $3,999,999. It is located on the corner of Steiner and Grove. It was the first time in thirty five years that 722 Steiner St. had been for sale. It has been called the oldest, largest, and most detailed of the seven sisters. In December 1993, 710 Steiner St. sold for $575,000. 712 Steiner St. sold for $920,000 on Nov. 4, 1998 and again for 1,250,000 on Nov. 15,2001. 718 Steiner St. sold for $55,000 in 1974. 720 Steiner St. was sold on Aug.16, 1996 for $650,000 and again on Aug. 24, 2001 for 1,210,000. 722 Steiner St. sold for $65,000 in Feb. 1976.

1 comment:

janis said...

They are gorgeous!