In the Mediterranean countries all houses are painted in white in order to reflect the sunlight, but in other parts of the world people paint their homes in different colours, depending o their taste. For example this interesting Victorian Duplex in San Francisco is painted in black on the outside. But, despite the general belief that it is inhabited by all kids of freaks and that it looks scary on the inside, it is quite a cool house inside and you can see that from the pictures. The house is built in Victorian style and it is located in San Francisco, USA and was designed by Envelope A+D.
The duplex houses a studio on the first floor and the living room, kitchen and dining room are all on the second floor. Once you get inside this house you will see that things are a lot different from what you expected. First of all in San Francisco there’s no so much space that opens in the street, that is why houses are built mainly with the front door in the street and the rest of the house in the back , lined almost as if you were living in a train car. That is the reason why rooms look long and not very wide. But the interior design of this duplex is amazing and makes you forget about the details.
There’s a sweet and modern combination of colours, as the bathroom is painted in vivid red and comes combined with totally black tiles. Then there’s a pure living room with white walls and light blue furniture and also many other rooms that have beautiful antique furniture complemented by some modern accessories. The space is very well organized and that compensates for the narrow rooms, the white walls with some colourful prints or pictures on them being very helpful.
I can see a lot of home accessories designed by George Nelson and also some IKEA furniture, which is proof enough for the taste of those designing the interior. Any way, I think this is a great example of how you can combine a Victorian style house with modern style interior design.