This fulvousÂ orange is not a color that would work on every home. Here, however, someone is veryÂ 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 itÂ by the use of the trim color and touches of blue. Central District, Seattle, WA, USA. Eclectic 1910
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 atÂ 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
WheneverÂ 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 consistentlyÂ to make the home meet his expectations. TheÂ solid grey lends a bit of a sculptural Â Louise NevelsonÂ 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
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. TheÂ building colorsÂ were clearly selected to work well with the garden. TheÂ gardenÂ 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 aÂ wonderful place to live. Central District, Seattle, WA, USA, 1920
The eclectic blend of Japanese style roof, Craftsman style river rock piers,Â ArtÂ NouveauÂ 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