Painted Ladies: The Seven Sisters on Postcard Row

Yep, these ladies’ reputation precedes them. We’ve all heard about and even passed through them through Steiner St. kr9kIOa

Ever wondered how the interior of one of these looks like?

Contrary to popular belief, the term “Painted Ladies” wasn’t just coined for the The Seven Sisters on Steiner Sreet.  It is a term in American architecture used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. Now we know when to call a home, a Painted Lady!

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Tips:

Catch the “Golden Hours”. The best picture shot is when the sun is setting in the west, casting a sunset glow over these houses and Alamo Square.

You can schedule time to take a tour inside one of the homes if you want.

Take Muni line #21 to the corner of Hayes and Steiner streets for a straight commute.

Take your time looking! Many Victorian homes of the Queen Anne era have a few unique features: multiple balconies, large porches and are usually two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half stories tall.

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