10 of the most beautiful Victorian houses in the San Francisco Bay Area

March 21, 2019

San Francisco is known for many things, and one of them is its vast array of beautiful Victorian houses, most of which have come to be known as painted ladies – a row of houses located at 710-720 Steiner St. Also known as the Alamo Square Postcard Row because it is a highly photographed area and a popular tourist attraction with stunning, beautifully preserved Victorian homes.


Victorian Houses Explained 

The Victorian style is a general term for houses built in the Victorian era,  during the reign of Queen Victoria, a period between 1830 and 1910.

There are several key elements that group them together. This includes:

  • Large, imposing homes of two or three stories.

  • One story porches, often wraparound.

  • Steep, multi-faceted roofs.

  • Decorative trim often called “gingerbread.”

  • Vibrant colors.

  • Complicated and asymmetrical shape.

Take a look at the 10 most beautiful Victorian houses in San Francisco today. 




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