Tag Archives: 1920

On The Street…Wallingford, Seattle,WA

Intricate Shingle Patterns

Intricate Shingle Patterns

If you look closely at the gable end of this house you can see that there are intricate patterns in the shingle work. The diamond pattern at the top, the circular shingles at the bottom and a very unusual rounded edge next to the windows and edges of the gable. The front is actually flat, but the pattern gives a lot of visual dimension. Wallingford, Seattle, WA USA, Eclectic, 1920

On The Street…Wallingford, Seattle, WA

Attractive Fence/Porch Combination

A Matter of the Batter

There are some subtle and very attractive design ideas being implemented here. The cool grey color story is a smart way to highlight a growing garden and some stylish masonry work .

I particularly appreciate the way that the fence posts coordinate with the piers of the porch railings. It’s a “matter of the batter” (batter is the angle at which something slopes in from the base to the top). Because all the elements have the same batter, it lends a subtle unity to the front garden. Wallingford, Seattle, USA, Craftsman 1920