“We lived in a very traditional home in Texas before moving, so this was a big change," say homeowners Ashton Allison and Jay Anderson. "We were hesitant about buying something with such an unusual exterior, but ultimately details like the mix of siding and the sloped roof won us over. It looks different from every angle!"
They were drawn to the door’s cheery yellow. The big glass pane lets in plenty of light, which is welcome on those dreary Seattle days. Plus, the couple tried out a creative way to hang house numbers: vertically!
When Ashton and Jay moved in, there was nothing but dead grass in the yard. Now azaleas, which are abundant in Seattle, line the front of the house and bloom in spring. To the left of the door, a coral rosebush brings bursts of brightness and a lemon cypress adds height. “The potted Japanese maple by the door is our favorite — the bark is a coral shade, which provides color all year,” says Ashton. He and Jay filled out that pot with pink and green coleus and the planter next to the steps with more coleus and celosias.
Built in: 2014
Size: 2,650 sq. ft.
Paint colors: (house) Palais White, (trim) Sculptor Clay, (front door) Spirited Yellow, Behr