This looks like such a cool and inviting place to sit on a warm afternoon. Yakima, WA, USA. Queen Anne, 1905
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
Fascinating wraparound porch design. Note the room in the porch with chamfered windows, the fish scale shingle work and the attractive spindle fretwork. Eastlake, Seattle, WA,USA
The lucky owners of this home (notice the upward pointing horse shoe on the open arch). This home is not huge but nonetheless, it commands the street! Notice the open arch that complements the lunette window. I also really enjoy the shingle work just under the shingle trim. Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA, USA
Dentils, always a good move, here they effectively animate what would have been a less interesting cornice.
Notice how the geometry of the balustrade on the second floor visually supports the fine details of the masonry work.
I like the hot terracotta color of the pottery, and Â the flaxy rust of the plant with the brick body color of this home. The crisp white treillage work contrasts pleasantly.