This concrete block house was from Frank Lloyd Wright’s pre -Colombian period. This was after Wright’sÂ Imperial Hotel project in Japan.Â He was attempting to popularize the use of what was at the time considered a very humble material … concrete block. Pasadena, CA, USAÂ Â Wright ,1925.
I’m very excited to be having a week in beautiful Los Angeles, California. This is the Warner Grand Theater. San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Art Deco, 1925
Even though this house isÂ an unusual style for Queen Anne, the materials, size andÂ they way it sits on the siteÂ all help this house feelÂ “right”Â with its neighbors. In fact, in chatting with the owners, they mentioned that one of their primary goals was to build a contemporary home which was appropriate for the neighborhood. A smart goal, well implemented here.
The piano accordion doors that open on toÂ the main floor patio give a wonderful light indoor/outdoor feel to the first floor.
Note, according to the owners, the yew hedgeÂ is a special dwarf variety that will grow to a carefully selected size, just high enough to provide privacy without over growing the site.Â Queen Anne, Seattle, WA, USA, Contemporary 2010
Each set of these windowsÂ isÂ emphasized by its own hanging light fixture. Queen Anne, Seattle, WA, USA, Contemporary, 2010
I was out on a shoot on Queen Anne and I happened across these beautiful curbside plantings.Â I was curious so I looked up the website. What a smart and worthwhile organization. Beautiful streets make for happy citizens. Check out their site: www.ppqa.orgÂ Â Queen Anne, Seattle, WA, USA