Ornate entrances with traditional pillars common among the homes in Pacific Heights, San Francisco.
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Ornate Entrances of San Francisco – Touch of Red
It was a joy to capture the grand doors, the moldings, the touches of gold leaf, the entry gates, the clipped boxwood, the exquisiteness of them all in Pacific Heights, San Francisco.
Ornate Entrances of San Francisco – Traditional
As you walk along the Pacific Heights neighborhood, the facades vary from classic Victorians to European revival to newer Contemporary exteriors.
Ornate Entrances of San Francisco – Classic
Strolling through the Pacific Heights, San Francisco, neighborhood lined with beautiful old homes, one is inspired by the architecture and the design of ornate entrances.
Historic Homes in Pacific Heights
The main attractions of Pacific Heights, San Francisco, are the stunning mansions and historic buildings. Pacific Heights was first developed as a neighborhood in the 1870s with a series of small Victorian homes. Many of these were lost during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and were later replaced with period homes. Even today, the neighborhood is characterized by its wealth of Victorian-style architecture.
Here are two historic homes that look similar but have different porch entrances.
Alcatraz from Pacific Heights
Alcatraz Island is a small island in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, California. The island was developed in the mid-19th century with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, and a military prison. Here are views of Alcatraz from Pacific Heights.
Viewing the Clouds
Grassy hilltop parks, Lafayette and Alta Plaza, in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, with benches provide sweeping views of the city and dramatic cloud formations.
Views from Pacific Heights
Pacific Heights is a posh residential enclave known for its architecturally significant homes in San Francisco. A pair of grassy hilltop parks, Lafayette and Alta Plaza, and the Lyon Street Stairs provide sweeping views of the bay.