"Postcard Row" or Steiner Street was developed by Matthew Kavanaugh in the 1890's. The buildings have become San Francisco's most distinctive houses. The name 'Postcard Row' is a reference to how often these buildings adorn tourist postcards!
Another name given to the buildings is 'The Painted Ladies of San Francisco'. The name derives from the colour used by the residents to accentuate their buildings architectural features. Each house has its own unique personality and colour scheme - the result is a fantastic array of colourful homes.
The houses started as single coloured 'dull' Victorian buildings. But with the help of artists such as Kardum, Cataletich, Buckner and Wonders from the 60's to today the houses have been transformed into national treasures.
Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. The window frames and door are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.
Postcard Row, 710 - 720 Steiner Street, San Francisco, USA.
|MATERIAL||Plaster, metal etching|
|LOCATION||710 - 720 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA.|
|DIMENSIONS||10.5in high, 5in wide, 2in deep & 4.5lb approximately.||TAGS||Postcard Row model. Architectural sculpture. Miniature building. ArchiModel, Cool, stylish modern bookends. Wall art inspired by architecture. gift for an architect, present for an architect, architect gift, architect present, architectural gift, architectural present,. Matthew Kavanaugh model, Victoriana architectural sculpture, Plaster, metal etching model building. Buy direct from the maker. Handmade in Britain.|
|Ze from Jersey City|
July 06 2020
Love the models. Also Gavin has been really patient and helpful with all my questions.
|Candice from West Coast, USA|
June 15 2020
The piece looks amazing and I am looking forward to ordering more to start a collection.
|Dan from South West England|
June 14 2020
All received thanks - v pleased with it
|Marie from London|
June 03 2020
I'm delighted with my model; it's more substantial than I expected & I love the white-ness & the green contrast of the window bars...Many thanks, I am well pleased with my model. (Also the packing, recyclable, thanks)
|Bob Mills from London|
February 01 2020
Battersea Power Station was a gift from my wife, I grew up in the shadow of this building, this piece means so much to me and my family and is an instant heirloom to be passed on.
|Simon from Lewes|
January 29 2020
The Temple is really stunning and beautifully made.
|M from Florida|
January 25 2020
Fallingwater and Farnsworth House arrived today . They are perfect . Your shop has remarkable artists and craftsmen . Thanks again for these and past treasures.
|DCJ from Massachusetts |
December 26 2019
I am throughly delighted with the Chicago Cityscape model I received as a Holiday present. This is the perfect gift for lovers of architecture, history, maps and urban design. Thank you!
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