Everyone knows about the Alamo Square Painted Ladies, but I am not sure many know about the beautiful Waller Street Painted Ladies. Did you know that “Painted Ladies” is an architectural term used to describe Victorian and Edwardian homes? I did not! I had been under the impression it was a unique name for the Alamo Square ladies, I had no idea it was a well known architectural descriptor! Anyways, the Waller Street Ladies are absolutely stunning. The colors are so vibrant and the details so ornate.
After months of admiration, I noticed one day while walking home from the “N” that one of the houses had had recent fire damage. I was disheartened to think such a historic home was destroyed and a family displaced. As the months progressed, I started to see the renovations take hold, and the home now sparkles that it probably did in its heyday! If you get a chance to visit San Francisco, promise me you will take a look at these homes!