On The Street…Bellingham, WA

Boards From The Historic Pickett House

Boards From The Historic Pickett House

I’m very excited to have been given the exclusive opportunity for a private hosted photo tour of the amazing Pickett House. Not only is this the oldest wooden structure in Washington, it also  has a fascinating history and it has been under the protective stewardship of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington since the 1930’s!  I will sift through my photos and give you a front seat tour shortly. Look for it soon!  Bellingham, WA, USA, Pickett House 1856

On The Street…Walla Walla, WA

Gatehouse Fort Walla Walla

Gatehouse Fort Walla Walla

This is the gatehouse of what was Fort Walla Walla . The property is now the Veterans Administration Hospital.  Regardless for which institution this structure guards the gate, it does it in style. Note, the slate roof, copper downspout and gracefully  carver stone  cap. Walla Walla, WA, USA, Classical 1895

On The Street…Walla Walla, WA

Queen Anne House Walla Walla

Queen Anne House Walla Walla

Horror Vacui

The Victorians often ascribed to a design idea that is  sometimes  unfairly described as “horror vacui” (fear of the empty.) The smart owner of this property is perhaps playing with that idea in their use of a generous amount of embellishments. Regardless, the result is a personal and effective expression of a design concept. Walla Walla, WA, USA. Queen Anne, 1895

Thinking About…Italianate vs Italian Villa

Italianate House, Walla Walla

Italianate

Italian Villa, Walla Walla

Italian Villa

Are you looking at a house and trying to decide if the style is Italianate or Italian Villa?  I understand the dilemma, I have developed this little memory trick to remind myself… if it has a tower to see over the “hill(a)”  it is Italian Villa.  Walla Walla, WA, USA. Italianate 1890, Italian Villa, 1895