Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A painted lady

Painted lady

According to Wikipedia, "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 is typically used for the rows of Victorian houses in San Francisco, but has also been applied to neighborhoods in Baltimore, St. Louis, New Orleans, and Cincinnati.

And Downey?

We don't have many actual Victorian houses in Downey. But this recently painted home made me think of the painted ladies. There are three colors (four if you count the rich red of the bricks). And the colors enhance the nooks and crannies (and blend nicely with the lush landscaping).

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