Monthly Archives: March 2013

On The Street…Ballard, Seattle, WA, USA

Simply beguileing.

Simply beguiling.

I like it when I see evidence that someone really cherishes a home. Note the clear teal body color with the crisp white and red trim, the trellis and the new stairs. I particularly like the table and chairs that are a perfect color with the paint of the home, it would be so enjoyable to have a cup of coffee on this porch, especially in the summer when all the plants are in full bloom. Ballard, Seattle, WA,USA

On The Street…Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Samuel Hill

“What the Sam Hill?”

The 1910 Hornblower and Marshal designed home of Samuel Hill.  Among his many interesting achievements Sam Hill built a full-sized replica of Stonehenge, The Maryhill Museum (and brought in Queen Marie of Romania to dedicate it) and the first macadam-asphalt road in the Pacific Northwest. Note the unusual use of cast concrete in a residential building. Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA, USA

On The Street…Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Capitol hill garden

Gardening: “a rational act of optimism.”

I enjoy the energy of spring flowers. The subtle grey backdrop of the house, the landscape stone, the texture of the curbside cherry bark and the trimmed pines all augment  a context for enjoying this  gardener’s “rational  act of optimism” Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA USA

On The Street…Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Fredrick Sexton, Archtect, 1909.

Frederick Sexton, architect, 1909.

Original owner George Parker

Built for George Parker with funds from a “Ponzi” type scheme that landed him in prison.

The next owner was Baron von Fersen, son of Czar Nicholas II

The next owner was Baron von Fersen, son of Czar Nicholas II

Mr. Eugene Fersen, as he was known after he took American citizenship, was the author of “The Science of Being” founder of “the Lightbearers Organization” and reported to be the person to invent and popularize the term “Law of Attraction”  Capitol Hill, Seattle,WA,USA