Architecture

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Instagram Inspiration: Urban Paradise

Local architecture worth a double-take

Getting lost in a concrete jungle can be overwhelming. But in a city full of awe-inspiring architecture, a walk through the urban chaos holds high potential. With the likes of the Space Needle, Seattle Art Museum, the EMP and the Seattle Public Library, Seattle boasts a cool collection of picture-perfect architectural feats. From wavy rooftops…

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Roger Nyhus Turned his Capitol Hill Mansion into a Political Powerhouse

Roger Nyhus' home on Capitol Hill is Seattle's new political address

With its gleaming white columns and a stately portico often seen decked in red, white and blue bunting, the “White House,” an almost 7,000-square-foot mansion perched atop North Capitol Hill, prompts more than a casual comparison to our nation’s “other” executive address. But the resident in chief of this house is the indefatigable Roger Nyhus….

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This Busy Family Achieves Balance in their Home

A Mercer Island house is an exercise in the ever elusive work-life balance

Of course, there’s no such thing as having it all. But Thellea and J.C. Leveque, both with hyper-demanding careers (he’s a neurosurgeon, she’s an ophthalmologist), active lifestyles (they bike, ski and sail), two young children and a labradoodle named Echo, have managed to pull off a pretty impressive work-life balance. And it’s mostly thanks to…

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An Open and Airy Backyard Cottage

A 1920s Crown Hill bungalow gets a new, green backyard abode

Developers have been drooling over Kate Lichtenstein’s property.  Located in a neighborhood filled with small houses, many of which are being torn down, the lot includes her beloved one-story, one-bedroom 1920s bungalow and until recently, a small, dilapidated shed in the backyard. “I get letters all the time from developers wanting to buy it,” she…

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Capitol Hill’s Strange Facades

Seattle’s breakneck growth has spawned an interesting sight on Capitol Hill

They look like decaying movie sets left over from some long-ago shoot. Across Capitol Hill, skeletal remnants of vintage brick buildings are propped up with girders and posts, while huge construction pits gape just behind. The prevalence of these haunting façades is the result of zoning incentives established by the Seattle City Council in 2009…

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Want to Help Publish a New Book on Old Seattle?

Maybe penning the great American novel is out of your reach, but there is a way to help to birth a bonafide book. Historic Seattle (First Hill, Dearborn House, 1117 Minor Ave.; 206.622.6952) is looking to raise a last $20,000 or so to cover the publishing costs for its book exploring the cultural and architectural history of…

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Northwest Home November 2011

The latest issue of our home design publication, found inside every other issue of Seattle magazine.

The latest issue of Northwest Home (found inside the November issue of Seattle magazine) reveals local home shopping finds, such as the green goodies at Capitol Hill’s NuBe Green, style pointers on creating a chic chalet and how a little coaching helped one bachelor design his dream pad. Plus, our Home of Month tells the…

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Explore Seattle’s Urban Architectural Ruins

Eight relics of Seattle’s past are hidden in plain sight.

In this town, we spend a lot of time fretting (and arguing and voting) about what the Seattle of the future will look like. Meanwhile, physical evidence of our city’s forgotten past looms all around us. The Underground Tour is an obvious example, but while historically fascinating, it’s perhaps not where you want to be…

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