5 quirky painted houses in San Francisco
1) Jungle House
Find every wild animal of the jungle painted onto this house in Noe Valley. They’re all set against a lush backdrop of trees and waterfalls. And notice the extra details, like metal leaves sprouting from the treetops and the painted waste bins that perfectly blend into the scenery.
2) Mondrian House
Fans of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian would appreciate this house. He was most known for his grid-based paintings which he started developing in 1919. They were composed of boxes in the shades of white, red, yellow and blue, all outlined in black. This house by the beach is painted in that style.
3) Tiger House
Make your way to Cole Valley to see this uniquely painted house in the lushest shades of green. Here you’ll encounter a large sprawling tiger peering at you from the jungle.
4) Helipad House
The owner of the house worked with artist Casey O’Connell and allowed her to go wild on this painting. Her reason: ‘Life’s too short to live in a plain white house.’ It features a sweet tattooed gal poking a shark in the eye. Look closely and see the city skyline in the shark’s teeth.
5) Rainbow House
San Francisco is well known for its rainbow flags, but some homeowners took it much further and painted themselves a rainbow home. You’ll find it in a quiet neighborhood and it’s vibrantly painted in shades of red at the bottom to purples at the top.
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