Four Rank Contemporary
I was shooting around Queen Anne and came across this wonderful home under construction. This house is a four rankÂ structure because theÂ front windows (which are attractively tall and multi-paned!) and the door line up in fourÂ neat vertical lines. (the windows on the far right are actually on a bay on the side of the house)Â Note: nice integration of salvaged double front doors.
In colonial timesÂ glass was expensive,Â the rank countÂ of your home was a matter of prestige; the higher the rank the better your standing in society. Most average homes were 3 (a door flanked by two rows of windows.)Â Â Queen Anne, Seattle, WA, USA, Contemporary, 2010
How do you place garden sculptures?
I know this may not look like your backyard (or mine) but as I was looking at it, I was reminded of the importance of placing sculptures in a garden. That David is not something you would want to rearrange like the furniture in your living room. What’s the smart thing to do? Make a cardboard cutout the size and shape of any sculpture you are thinking of installing in your garden. Move the cutout around until you are happy with the location. Sarasota, FL, USA
How is this building salvage?
I’m guessing that building salvage may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this beautiful garden It was not first in my mind either until I went on a tour of this site and the docent mentioned that all the columns were salvaged from other buildings. I felt cheered and empowered by that fact. Notice how the bases are all different heights. Incorporate salvaged material in your home design. Sarasota, FL, USA
Edward Kent sconces
Do you know who Edward Kent was? He was the socialite architect born in 1854. You may be familiar with his life story as depicted by Leo Dicaprio in the movie Titanic. These sconces are fascinating transitional pieces, notice the Victorian style bases and the Machine Age Design styled deflectors.