Tag Archives: Phinney Ridge

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.

They Got It Right…

 The owner researched historical documents to get good guidelines for this smart refurbishment.  The scale of this space is very inviting. The color story, gloss black trim on brick, is chic.  The fenestration is superb, how exciting to see a well executed contemporary interpretation of the classic “retail window” scheme. The lighting is unobtrusive and appropriate. The signage is a pleasant accent. But  the awning, WOW, it really brings this building to a higher level. What a pleasure to walk under this awning to shop.

Refurbished historical building

The owner researched historical documents to get good guidelines for this smart refurbishment. The scale of this space is very inviting. The color story, gloss black trim on brick, is chic. The fenestration is superb, how exciting to see a well executed contemporary interpretation of the classic retail window scheme. The lighting is unobtrusive and appropriate. The signage is a pleasant accent. But the awning, WOW, it really brings this building to a higher level. What a pleasure to walk under this awning to shop. Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA, USA