residential architecture in the Sunset District – a photo essay

The following amateur photos are of a building with interesting architecture. It stands out from the other houses on the street and impresses me enough that I wanted to share these pics of it.

This multi unit building is located at 1640 Kirkham Street, a few blocks south of Golden Gate Park in what is known as the Sunset District in the western part of San Francisco near to the Pacific Ocean.

 

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Here we see the eastern portion of the building.  A beautiful, blue mid November sky is seen in this pic.  These shots were taken at about 12:30 in the afternoon looking north.

 

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The western section of the building.  Very few residential buildings have this style architecture in the city.

 

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Another view of the front facade of the building.

 

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We are looking up towards the courtyard in this next image.

 

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Closer in now.  Note the nice lamps on the stucco entry archway.

 

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Close up view here.

 

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The building appears to be in the shape of a “U” done in block letter style. Note the staircases to either side and an entryway to the back of the building.

 

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Another view with slightly different light as a cloud was passing near to the sun at one point of our photo taking.  As I was backing up to take one of these images, a resident came up the steps behind me.  So as not to appear to be engaging in suspicious activity, I said to him “Interesting architecture.”  He replied, “I think so.”  And, it is.

 

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