Black Painted House: Love It or Leave It?

My initial reaction to this Victorian house that has been painted black is "ooooh wow". To me, it looks like an interesting way to bring a modern sensibility to an old style. Then again, it also looks like a certain kooky family with an Uncle Fester could call it home.

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When I first came across the images of this Noe Valley Victorian at Freshome, I stopped in my web surfing tracks. I'm accustomed to seeing Victorians that have either been painted all white or are decked out in colorful exteriors. So this black house is quite eye catching indeed!

What do you think of this color on a house of this era? Would it matter if it wasn't a Victorian? Would you like the black more or less if it were on, say, a modern home?

Check out the photos of the interior of the house at Freshome | Eye Catching Victorian Duplex in San Francisco. The design firm may have gone dark for the exterior, but the interior is a wonderland of color.

Images: Freshome

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