“The Victorians are responsible for the proliferation of tile in bathrooms and kitchens, since it’s an easy material to clean.”— Bonnie Spindler quoted in: The weird story behind why there are so many split bathrooms in San Francisco homes (SF Gate / February 9, 2021)
“Homes (like this one) are in high demand in San Francisco, but low supply. In the under a million category, there’s just a load of buyers and not a lot of sellers,”— Bonnie Spindler quoted in: S.F. Versus Sacramento: What type of home can you buy for under $1 million? (San Francisco Chronicle / February 26, 2021)
“In the Victorian era, middle-class people wanted to look upper class, so they would decorate and make things look as if they had a big mansion. They hung portraits, tapestries, big mirrors, framed works of art and even plates and china. And they didn’t want to screw up their walls.”— Bonnie Spindler quoted in: The story behind picture rails and why so many San Francisco homes have them (SF Gate / March 19, 2021)
“The appeal of Victorian homes with original floor plans has increased, as people have found that open concept housing isn’t as conducive to stay-at-home life.”— Bonnie Spindler quoted in: Everything Old is New Again / Young Residents Are Restoring These San Francisco Homes to Their Original Glory (Wall Street Journal / May 21, 2021)
“Some houses had carriage houses or carriage spaces; the issue was the carriage spaces tended to be narrow and low. Cars had a hard time fitting into them.”— Bonnie Spindler quoted in: Why San Francisco Victorians didn't originally have garages (SF Gate / June 1, 2021)
Relics of the speaking tube can still be found in old houses, including some of the many Victorians around San Francisco.
The city’s storied Victorians are being preserved and restored.
Vintage door chimes, called longbell chimes, were a must-have trendy item.
A curving bay window wrapped into the facade is a signature piece of Bay Area architecture.
San Francisco’s Victorian homes are known for their ornate features.
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