Old House on Folsom Gets Colorful New Mural

New Mural

There’s an old house on Folsom near Ripley that just completed a lovely new mural on the facade. The owner of the place is young(ish), but he’s no arriviste — during a quick chat with Bernalwood, he told us he actually grew up in this house.

Here is the proud homeowner, his dog, and his new mural. They look pretty sweet together, don’t you think?

New Mural

28 thoughts on “Old House on Folsom Gets Colorful New Mural

    • I think the lack of color on the petals keeps the mural calm enough to be lovely and not too loud. It is a calm, peaceful color palette!

  1. Wasn’t this place in horrible disrepair for sometime before it was renovated/muralized? What is the backstory there? Maybe I’m thinking of the wrong house though.

    • Yes, but I don’t know the backstory. It sat vacant and “under construction” for years. At least, I think it was vacant. It looks a lot better now, but still, I am not a huge fan of the mural. I see why people like it, I just don’t. The line quality isn’t that great. The shades of green are a bit odd and dated. The composition is nice, though. How will it hold up to the weather? How will it be maintained? We shall see…

  2. I’m glad to hear all of your comments and feedback. John Felix Arnold III, and I, Dana Kipp were the muralists and had a great time creating the art and meeting the proud neighbors of Bernal Heights. If you’re interested in hiring us for any future projects, I can be reached at dkipp80@hotmail.com. Thank you Orlando for the great opportunity in keeping with San Francisco’s rich tradition of murals.


  3. This is John Felix Arnold III, the other half of the custom commission/ mural squad. I want to second what Dana said and say that this has been a great experience that I will always remember. I want to thank everyone who commented on this site, and all the passersby that have made us smile and gave us great feedback during the painting process. Almost done with the final touches and will be by the middle of next week, so stay tuned, you guys all rock!!! And a serious big up to Orlando, thanks again! My personal art site can be viewed at http://felixthethirdrock.com and I can be reached at felixthethird@gmail.com
    We are definitely looking for future projects so please do not hesitate to reach out and get the ball rolling with us. We love what we do and would love to work with anyone who is interested.
    Cheers Bernal!-Felix

  4. Dude your house looks great! I remember when you were thinking of painting it and asked me what I suggested. I’m glad I didn’t interfere. What your artist produced is excellent. The colors and subject work well with the surrounding homes and add another artistic element to our hood! Thanks for enhancing the neighborhood Jim Gleeson

  5. Stunning! I have a similar shade in my bedroom (East of Eden and Little Green Frog from Kelly-Moore). Love it.

    Is that trompe l’oeil detailing around the windows? Awesome!

  6. I love this! I live in Chile and the houses are almost never colorful, so I love my visits to SF, always visually stunning. I was with Michelle (above) and we gave the painter a huge thumb’s up on his work. Are they meant to be chrysanthemums?

  7. Thanks Jim. Just my way of giving back to a neighborhood that we all hold dear to our hearts(I know you are one of the few OG’s left in Bernal).

  8. When a mural works this well with the scale, form, and thematic opportunities of the underlying architecture I’m left speechless. Great work.

  9. It’s nice to get a break to the “precita eyes” style murals everywhere around here. I would love to see more diversity in murals like this. Maybe the owners of the opening in the future Precita Park Cafe might consider something like this as well.

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