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History of Snohomish County Homes: The Dutch Colonial - 04/11/11 11:48 AM
What goes around comes around. There is nothing new under the sun. Been there, done that. Yada, yada, yada. Housing trends (like most trends) tend to wax and wane over the years, but they often retain something from previous generations. It’s like . . . deja vu all over again. Which is exactly what happened in the 1920s with certain types of housing designs. More accurately called the Dutch Colonial Revival, this quaint, whimsical style reflects early 19th century Americans’ tie with their European roots. While homeowners from earlier decades focused on practicality or the demonstration of wealth, home buyers (0 comments)
History of Snohomish County Homes II: The Craftsman Bungalow - 04/05/11 10:12 AM
Last week we dabbled in curlicues, asymmetrical porches, and textured shingles. In short, we traveled back in time to the Victorian era of homes in our study of the evolution of style. This week we’ve shuffled a little bit further into the 1900s and are looking into the back-story of The Craftsman Bungalow, a style of home characterized by low pitched roof lines, exposed rafters under the eaves, thick square columns, double hung windows, and hand-crafted stone/woodwork. Not a curlicue in sight. Or a bustle methinks. Originating in the British Arts and Crafts Movement, this type of housing style emphasized simple (0 comments)
History of Snohomish County Homes: The Victorian - 04/05/11 10:05 AM
Last week we discussed housing trends, how they evolve and are influenced by culture and economy. The financial atmosphere today greatly impacts home trends of tomorrow. For example, in response to the current recession, we should expect to see more architectural practicality than extravagance in the next five years. Fewer “McMansions” and “Hummer Houses.” Master bedrooms will most likely shrink and great rooms will get . . . well, greater. But what’s the story behind the Victorian ages of homes? What’s the deal with all the elaborate woodwork, turrets, scallops, and massive covered porches? Prior to the Victorian era (we’re talking (0 comments)
Snohomish County Homes: The Evolution of Style - 04/05/11 09:59 AM
Do we influence culture or does culture influence us? What came first, the chicken or the egg? How much wood would a wood chuck chuck. . . er, never mind. While I doubt we’ll truly answer these questions, it’s interesting to look into the sociology of home building over the last 100 years and trace the journey of architecture, Northwest style. The key is: trend, fad, fashion. The “in-thing.” Housing is a lot like teen-wear; what’s in today might be completely out tomorrow. Think: olive green countertops, reflective foil wallpaper of the late 1970s, and black metal railings. All of which (0 comments)
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