Tag Archives: Porches

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

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.