Thinking About…Porches

Dentils, always a good move, here they effectively animate what would have been a less interetsing cornice.

Dentils, always a good move

Dentils, always a good move, here they effectively animate what would have been a less interesting cornice.

I love the color and texture at play here.

I love the color and texture at play here.

Notice how the geometry of the balustrade on the second floor visually supports the fine details of the masonry work.

brick home with planters and white trellage

Hot terra cotta color planters

I like the hot terracotta color of the pottery, and  the flaxy rust of the plant with the brick body color of this home. The crisp white treillage work contrasts pleasantly.

Thinking About…Porches

From bottom to top: Good concrete forms, Well spaced railings, Double porch supports, and those sweet leaded windows all make this porch a standout.

Good architectural form

From bottom to top: good concrete forms, well spaced railings, double porch supports, and those sweet leaded windows all make this porch a standout.

The graceful curve of this porch is inviting to me.

The graceful curve of this porch is inviting to me.

Porches on Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA USA

I like the use of the greys here.

The colors emphasise the materials nicely, even down to the shells at the base of the post.