Tag Archives: Victorian

Design Details…Belvedere

Belvedere Overlooking Los Angeles Harbor

Belvedere Overlooking Los Angeles Harbor

Belvedere Overlooking Los Angeles Harbor

Side View

“Belvedere” italian for “beautiful view.” I found this house compelling. It stands on a hill overlooking Los Angeles harbor. The closed staircase to the belvedere is an unusual detail. (I wonder who built this feature? Who stood there looking and waiting?)  San Pedro, CA, USA Queen Anne, Victorian, 1890

On The Street…Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Interesting Details.

Interesting Details.

This beautiful house has a collection of fantastic details. Note: the eyebrow dormer, the fish scale shingles,(on the front gable) the sunrise pattern in the siding, (at the top of the front gable) the wraparound front porch, the inset bay window, the transom windows over the doors. The details on the bargeboard is a later but attractive and stylistically appropriate addition. I’m sad to see that this house may be scheduled for demolition. Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA, USA, Victorian, Queen Anne, 1890

On The Street…Green Lake, Seattle, WA

Victorian in Green Lake

Victorian in Green Lake

This home sits majestically up off the street. It is adorned with a wealth of Victorian details. Note the Eastlake style carving on the window pediments and the spindle fretwork on the porch. A particular favorite detail of mine is the multi colored glass in the main floor bay windows. Green Lake, Seattle, WA USA