Residential Architecture

Dec. 16, 2011

Henry VIII Would be Envious of this Tudor Style House on the Puget Sound Waterfront

Tudor Estate on the Magnolia Bluff

Puget Sound Waterfront Tudor Style House on the Magnolia Bluff

Even Henry VIII didn't have it this good: Enter through your front door set into a castle tower.  Admire your Tudor Great Hall on the way to the brick patio with unobstructed Puget Sound view.  Jaunt down to your ...

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May 16, 2011

Sustainable in Ballard Lightyears Ahead

Ballard's intersection of Ballard Ave and NW Market Street  is a shopping mecca, a dining destination, has great coffee shops, yoga and martial arts studios, boat showrooms (at least one), hair salons and spas, good burger joints, great ethnic food from Mexican to Japanese to Thai, great steak places ...

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May 11, 2011

Ballard Brick Tudors


A very favorite kind of home in Ballard are these classic Brick Tudors.  I have been collecting photos of some of them around the neighborhood, and here is a photo album of some of the variations.  Their popularity is once again attested to in that one of ...

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April 23, 2011

Ballard Craftsman Notebook

Ballard Craftsman BungalowBallard, an older established neighborhood, is rich in Craftsman Bungalows like this one, as well as a goodly number of Cape Cods, brick bungalows and Tudors, Dutch Colonials, as well as a smaller number of new modern homes. In my experience a Craftsman can be a good lifestyle selection for ...

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July 27, 2010

Tudor Revival in Seattle Neighborhoods

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Who can point out tudors when driving through Capitol Hill and other parts of town – Maple Leaf, Ravenna, Montlake, West Seattle, Wedgwood, Matthews Beach, Seward Park.  Gosh come to think of it, most neighborhoods have ...

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July 21, 2010

Home Green Home: energy efficient financing & homeowner goals

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Because of the growing demands for cleaner and safer buildings & interior environments, lenders are beginning to recognize the possibilities in "green financing" but for now, the efficiency of these mortgage options is ...

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April 29, 2010

Classic Seattle Architecture - Craftsman House

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Seattle is known for an early 20th-century American architecture called Craftsman.  People who visit our city notice the abundance of Craftsman houses & bungalows and note that these aren't quite so common (or ...

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