"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.|
|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!
|Shaun from London|
December 10 2019
Just a quick email to say I received the Cityscape today- WOW it’s brilliant, heavy as well. Got to say it’s a brilliant piece of work, very detailed, and up to date, and an ideal gift for a person that lives in central London as a gift. Glad I found your site and placed an order.
|M from Essex|
November 19 2019
Thank you for sending the beautiful model of Firehouse Engine 55. It arrived safely this morning and is absolutely perfect.
|Gueseppe from Italy|
October 28 2019
parcel arrived on time :-) . The model is beautiful ( as expected - we already have the Battersea model ... ).
|Bruce Reynolds from Virginia Beach |
October 03 2019
I am amazed by the craftsmanship and detail put into the U.S. Capitol dome model. I absolutely love it!! The customer service from Gavin and all at Chisel and Mouse are best. They went above and beyond in every way. I will treasure this for the rest of my life.
|Liz from London|
July 19 2019
My husband is absolutely over the moon with his cityscape. He loves it! He was pretty much speechless and overcome. He has taken a good look at your site and watched the videos etc. and is totally intoxicated.
|Sarah from Southampton|
July 16 2019
I'm delighted with the model thank you. I can't stop looking at it.
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