Victorian Cliff House
Cliff House has had five major incarnations since its beginnings in 1858. In 1896, Adolph Sutro built a new Cliff House, a seven story Victorian Chateau, called by some “the Gingerbread Palace”, below his estate on the bluffs of Sutro Heights. Great throngs of San Franciscans arrived on steam trains, bicycles, carts and horse wagons on Sunday excursions.
The House burned to the ground on the evening of September 7, 1907
If you can look at this picture without thinking of Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl then it’s because you probably haven’t READ Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl and you should fix that tout de suite because it is pure charm.