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10/24/2013 06:50 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2013

These San Francisco Houses Don't Look Half Bad In Black (PHOTOS)

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San Francisco is famous for its Victorian architecture, and no style may be quite as recognizable as the city's Painted Ladies.

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But while this iconic row (which you may recognize from "Full House") features an Easter egg assortment of colors, some of the city's more interesting Victorians come in a moodier hue.

With Halloween approaching, California Home + Design rounded up some of San Francisco's darkest, most stunning architectural gems, painted black, blue, green and gray. We think the dark palette provides a cooler, more seductive approach to the style, and proves that black is the new...well, black.

Check out a few favorites in the slideshow below, and see the rest over at California Home + Design:

San Francisco's Dark Painted Ladies

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