Painted Ladies

These are snippets from 2 books I recently acquired, “Painted Ladies”  and “Painted Ladies Revisited”.

I wasn’t on the SF house painting scene when the first volume, “Painted Ladies” came out in 1977.  A few of the houses I painted between 1980-1986 appeared in “Painted Ladies Revisited”, published in 1987.  The following is an excerpt about 908 Steiner with before and after pics to the right.

“In the last few years, the house has reverted to an understated design on the exterior.  Bill Wilson created a richly colored scheme that incorporates eight colors of blues, grays, whites, and burgundy to show off the Corinthian pillars and bracketed cornice.  With its subtlety and sophistication, 908 is now a symbol for the new generation of Painted Ladies.”

712 Steiner, "Postcard Row" Owner Michael Oster
712 Steiner, “Postcard Row” Owner Michael Oster
1404 Golden Gate Painted 1985

1404 Golden Gate

1404 Golden Gate Painted 1985
908 Steiner.  The "Hippie" or "Psychedelic" House 1977
908 Steiner. The “Hippie” or “Psychedelic” House 1977
908 Steiner in 1984 after I repainted it
908 Steiner in 1984 after I repainted it
712 Scott aka "Pink Lady" Painted 1984
712 Scott aka “Pink Lady” Painted 1984