Monthly Archives: May 2013

On The Street…Central District, Seattle, WA,

Bold and Brave Colors

Bold and Brave Colors

This fulvous orange is not a color that would work on every home. Here, however, someone is very adept at bringing out the warm excitement of this color without having it become harsh. They are smartly integrating this unusual color by picking it up in the pottery and soothing it by the use of the trim color and touches of blue. Central District, Seattle, WA, USA. Eclectic 1910

On The Street…Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Acanthus Bunch and Floral Medalion

Acanthus Bunch and Floral Medallion

Terracotta Facade

Terracotta Facade

Simple Attractive Fire Escape

Simple Attractive Fire Escape

Entry Way with Pediment and Keystone

Entryway with Pediment and Keystone

Interesting Figurative Art Work

Interesting Figurative Art Work

I am quite a fan of terracotta facades on buildings. I noticed this attractive building, and apparently someone else likes this building also! Someone has glued a number of these small figurative sculptures at  different locations on the building. Is it an art piece or perhaps an homage to the beauty of terracotta? Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA,USA, Neo Classical 1925

On The Street…Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA

Eclectic Individual Style

Individual Style Implemented With Gusto

Whenever  I am in the area I like to take a look at the progress of this home. The owner has an individual style and has been working consistently to make the home meet his expectations. The  solid grey lends a bit of a sculptural  Louise Nevelson  like feeling. The iron work gives a light gothic filigree look. It will be exciting to see what the owner develops next! Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA, USA, Eclectic, Neo Gothic,1920

 

They Got It Right…Courtyard Garden Building

I was on a shoot in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Seattle (the Central District), when I happened upon this fantastic courtyard garden building. The building colors were clearly selected to work well with the garden. The garden  is well planned and executed. The fountain and statuary are unique and visually exciting. The plant list is impressive, Southern Magnolias, Boxwood, Italian Cypress, all lend a structure that will be attractive in any season.

Beautiful buildings make happy tenants. One friendly gentleman who lives here is an expert in orchids and he invited me to shoot a specimen that he had put in the garden to catch some sun. Click on the thumbnails to get a closer look at what would be a wonderful place to live. Central District, Seattle, WA, USA, 1920

On The Street…Madison Park, Seattle, WA

Garden Gate

Garden Gate

The eclectic blend of Japanese style roof, Craftsman style river rock piers, Art Nouveau style wrought iron and Arts and Crafts lighting all come together here to make a visually stimulating entry to a garden. Madison Park, Seattle, WA, USA, Eclectic 2010