The row of Victorian residences at 710–720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square Park in San Francisco, is one of the most well-known groupings of "Painted Ladies." It is also known as "Postcard Row" at times. They are also referred to as the Seven Sisters. The term "Painted Lady" was originally applied to the domestic servants who worked in these homes.
There are actually eight painted ladies on this block alone. 720 Steiner Street is the eighth lady and she has been painted several different colors over the years to match various tastes. The original lady is red with white trim. The second house down has yellow paint with black trim. The third house down has green shutters and a white door with a blue roof. The fourth house has purple windows and a dark green door. The fifth house is orange with black accents. The sixth house is blue with pink accents. And the seventh house is nearly all white except for a few black accents.
These are all single story Victorians built between 1875 and 1895. Most have two rooms on the top floor and three up here sometimes. There are usually porches or balconies off these rooms. The roofs are usually hipped with gables.
The women who lived in these houses were often hired out to a family member who was able to afford their price tag.
New York, New York 11207 Welcome to this 1920s historic "Brooklyn Style Rowhouse" in the center of trendy and edgy Bushwick. This home has a lot of character and the ability to accept today's modern living ideals, thanks to its abundance of original characteristics. The house was built by do-it-yourselfers who didn't trust builders and instead chose their own materials and styles for their homes.
The first thing you'll notice when walking up to the house is how big it is. At 16 feet wide and 98 feet long, there's plenty of room for a family of four. There are also seven bedrooms and three bathrooms inside the house.
Bushwick was originally settled by Dutch farmers who built their farms near freshwater holes called "buckets." These areas became thriving communities with good schools and hospitals. But by the 1960s, most of the farmland in Bushwick had been converted into apartments. Today, almost half of the residents are under the age of 18. Many young people move to Bushwick because of its arts scene and variety of food options.
The house was built without a permit and used only wood that was owned by the homeowner. There's no gas or electric service at this address, just water from a shared well and sewage into a nearby bucket hole. This means that everyone who lives here gets their water from one source and throws their trash into another.
Houses on terraces were called "two up, two down". Three-bedroom houses will usually have "three up, three down" signage. A four-bedroom house would have "four up, four down" signs.
Five or more bedrooms: these are called "five star" hotels in Britain. They are usually found in large city centers.
Six or more bedrooms: these are called "six star" hotels in Britain. They are usually found in large cities along with a few other high-end hotels.
Seven or more bedrooms: these are called "seven star" hotels in Britain. They are found in large cities along with a few other high-end hotels and some luxury resorts.
Eight or more bedrooms: these are called "nine star" hotels in Britain.
The number of rooms in a hotel is also indicated by the amount of floors it has. So, a one-story building with 10 rooms would be called a "10-room bed-and-breakfast".
Built during the 18th and 19th centuries, Baltimore's brick row homes are famed for both their well-kept white marble stairs and the indignities of 20th-century Formstone cladding. There are ones in Washington, D.C., Charleston, and Savannah. Row homes (both wood-framed and masonry) became much more common during the Victorian era. They were built by wealthy people all over the country, but especially in Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Why are there so many row homes in Baltimore? Because that's what rich people do. In fact, Maryland was one of the first states to allow residential building on land that is now part of a city or town, with Baltimore being one of the most popular destinations for wealthy Americans at the time. The state legislature passed an act in 1796 authorizing the sale of municipal land in unincorporated areas of the state for development into townships. The law also allowed for the creation of "suburbs" outside of existing towns where large estates could be developed by private individuals or companies. The first suburb under this authority was Ellicott City, which began selling lots in 1800. By 1840, almost 10 percent of Maryland's population lived in suburbs. That figure had increased to nearly 20 percent by 1890.
These new suburbs were made up of small farms and estates set apart from urban centers, allowing their owners to avoid paying taxes on their real estate investments. This is why you will often find them surrounded by farmland or woods - they're trying to get away from it all!