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
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 masonryÂ 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 whichÂ 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
AroundÂ this time, (after 1905ish) Â an interesting thing was happening in Arts and Crafts architecture; the country was developing three strong regional styles. On the east coast the “Shingle”, in the middle of the country “Prairie” and on the west coast “Craftsman”.Â Pasadena, CA, USA, The Gamble House, Craftsman, 1910
I really enjoy how these dormers are unrepentantly asymmetrical. Redondo Beach, CA, USA.Â Craftsman, 1925