Cool color-changing chair! This would be so awesome in a minimalist-style home.
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Windmill Hamburger Joint Greenwood or Phinney Ridge, Seattle Washington, night, originally uploaded by Wonderlane.
Man, people really love these burgers! There's always a line at this hamburger joint.
It's located in the Greenwood/Phinney Ridge neighborhood, right near the Phinney Ridge Community Center. It's an old elementary school that's been converted to use by the community and has a tool exchange, yoga and dance lessons and a great remodeling fair every year. I also went to a Ukulele song circle there once too!
The neighborhood is made up mostly of 1920'-30's era Craftsman bungalows, with a smattering of other last-century styles of homes. Real estate values in this Seattle neighborhood stay strong, as the schools are good, and it has a high walk score. Extra points for the new Ken's Market which has just remodeled and expanded. Also love the 74th Street Ale House!
Here's a beautiful photo of the Bathhouse Theater from across the lake on a clear, windless day.
Greenlake is a great neighborhood of modest bungalows and more substantial larger homes, including Queen Anne style, Craftsman bungalows and Tudors. It was established at the turn of the last century and has a strong community feeling, with strong real estate values even during down times. It's really a "Seattle Neighborhood".
The Greenlake area has some great coffee shops, Peets and Starbucks, and one can walk to Whole Foods. I like the restaurants on the North side, including Dukes and World Wraps.
I learned to sail on Greenlake and it's small so it warms up quickly in summer.
This is a beautiful shot of Seattle from Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill, a lovely neighborhood of old homes, modern condo's, townhomes and mansions. The lights reflecting on the clouds give this a beautiful glow.
Houseboats in Seattle are such a romantic idea! Every since "Sleepless in Seattle", houseboats have been such a desirable living choice. Call me if you have an interest in Seattle houseboats for sale.
2010 UW Cherry Blossom Photography - Japanese Yoshinos, originally uploaded by johncuthbert43.
Yoshino Cherry trees - which are the Cherry Blossom trees currently in bloom at the University of Washington, generally live between 30 and 70 years. These cherry trees bloom once a year for one to two weeks and are beautiful!
The government is giving homeowners another year to refinance their loans under a little-used program designed to help borrowers whose homes have plummeted in value.
The Obama administration effort, known as Home Affordable Refinance Program, had been scheduled to end on June 10 but will now run out on June 30, 2011, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said Monday.
The program allows borrowers who owe up to 25 percent more than their homes are worth to refinance to lower interest rates.
It was originally projected to help 4 million to 5 million homeowners with loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. So far, it has helped around 220,000, according to the Treasury Department.
But this could just as easily be 2010, with different flooring. Maybe a nice brushed and acid-etched concrete or a linseed-based Marmoleum. Or cork. Yes, cork would look great in here. Design comes full circle.
What an awesome vintage kitchen!
If you decide to remodel your kitchen in your vintage home, make sure it has some design elements from the past. If it looks like it has always been there, it will never go out of style!
One hallmark of the 'teens and early 20s was the sanitary style in kitchens. Easy maintenance with particular attention to cleanliness as well as improved efficiency were the order of the day. This Armstrong kitchen ad was offered in conjunction with a publication by their interior advisor, Frank Alvah Parsons (after whom Parsons School of Design is named).
If you’re looking to add a bit of chaotic character to your home decor, I suggest you take a quick peek at the Rubik table lighting. A bit quirky, yet all kinds of stylish, it’s a simple deign that will complement any home.
Designed by Ender YOLCU of Paratoner, the Rubik table lighting is available in two colors. If you have a more rustic, organic home you can go for the natural oak. If you’re looking for a more sophisticated option, however, the epoxy lacquer one is just for you.
Cupcakes from West Seattle's Sugar Rush Bakery, originally uploaded by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake.
I found this lovely photo of cupcakes from a bakery in West Seattle called "Sugar Rush". It led to a link by the very fabulous cupcake blog http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/ If this doesn't make your mouth water, I don't know what will!
Such a great local blog! Like a younger and hipper Martha Stewart, Torie of "Torie & Tristan, newly married Seattleites explore all things domestic" documented their visit to the Three Crowns New Years Eve Party with a inside view of how they prepped, decorated and the pre-func at their home prior to the ball. How clever is that! So glad they had a good time. And hats off to Jeffrey Cook for the decor and thanks to Count Kody Tuwaletstiwa for some of the wonderful props for the shindig. http://
5049 LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD, Seattle, WA - Built: 1959, originally uploaded by MidCentArc.
This home is located at 5049 Lake Washington Blvd. in Seattle, near Seward Park. It is perfect mid-century architecture and this unique interior shot shows off the central sandstone fireplace and the amazing lake views.
These vegan cupcakes look delicious. Some of the best chocolate cake and cupcakes I've had have been either vegan or flourless. Who knew they could be so delicious?
This is a great shot of the Pike Place Market on a cold night in December. But even in winter, there are plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood, and Beacher's makes a beautiful macaroni and cheese.
Tacoma's Historic Sacred Places: Open House & Tours
Sunday, Oct 25, 1-5pm
At 1pm, bells will toll across the city, opening 15 historic churches and synagogues for tours and programs. This free event, sponsored by Historic Tacoma, celebrates Tacoma's diverse collection of religious architecture, as well as the contributions each congregation has made to the development and vitality of the City. Participants will enjoy building tours, exhibits and music ranging from organ to traditional Slovak to gospel, while viewing soaring architectural spaces, stunning stained glass, and hand-carved detailing.
Pick up a free tour guide & map at one of three locations:
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 3615 N. Gove (bus routes 11 & 51)
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J Street (bus route 11)
Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 434 S. 30th Street (bus route 3)
Other participating congregations include Center for Spiritual Living; Christ Episcopal, Church of St. Patrick; First Church of Christ, Scientist; Northwest Baptist Seminary; Old St. Peter's; Peace Lutheran; St. Joseph's Catholic Church; St. Paul Lutheran; St. Rita of Cascia Catholic; Temple Beth El; and Urban Grace.
If you're looking to buy some Seattle real estate or a new home, you definitely want to get yourself down to that Home Show for some good ideas.
Incredible views overlooking Interlaken Park and Lake Washington are the hallmarks of this Craftsman home built on the site of the Swedish consulate on Capitol Hill.
Pacific Northwest have the quality of taste. But will they open their pocketbooks to make the purchase?
October 28, 6:30-8:30p
Architecture Hall Room 147
UW College of the Built Environment
Free for AIAS Members
$5 AIA Member, Associate or Student
Cost includes appetizers.