Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dutch Colonial

5/3/18 Maple Leaf neighborhood

Although this architectural style is common in Seattle as a whole, we don’t see too many Dutch Colonials in Maple Leaf. Amidst a long block of small, plain, nondescript houses on Northeast 85th, this one stands handsome, well-kept and surrounded by green.

I didn’t know the name of this style until I sketched it. Curious about what I was doing, a friendly contractor working inside emerged. When I showed him some previous sketches of neighborhood houses and said I was interested in the variety of architecture, he immediately told me what style I was sketching.


  1. Thank you for this post. I think this may be the pattern of my grandparents’ house, in the hills of rural Ohio; I have often wondered what it was. There were no others around like it.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post! It's a classic style that I see frequently but didn't know the name of until I sketched it.


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