Tyler Engle Architects PS
Architects & Designers
Mt. Baker Courtyard traditional

Mt. Baker Courtyard

Lara Swimmer

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The architecture of the 1920s house didn’t immediately cry out for a modern counterpart, but the pendulum didn’t need to swing back to the Roaring Twenties, either. “You don’t have to frame a traditional house with more tradition,” says Engle. “They can talk to each other.” The rear of the house is simple, and the courtyard is respectful and enhances its appearance. The starting point for the design was the entry wall. “It had to be concrete,” says Engle, who let that set the contemporary tone for the design. No other material would provide enough privacy or be substantial enough to shield the yard from passing cars or muffle surrounding noise. It’s also a retaining wall: The lot slopes toward the front of the house, and the retaining wall allowed the space to be regraded.Engle updated the home’s facade by painting it a dark charcoal. He also added trellises directly to the house to better tie it in with the vocabulary of the courtyard. Exterior paint: Temptation, Benjamin Moore

What Houzzers are commenting on:

dukie09 added this to front of house
August 29, 2014
Pergola above window
mklseattle added this to Backyard parking space
August 22, 2014
privacy fence + parking space
bradyst2 added this to landscape
May 25, 2014
Retaining wall at end of driveway
esigband added this to 121
April 13, 2014
trellis across front of house
texcali added this to Rosebay
April 6, 2014
paint colors
blueocean66 added this to blueocean66's ideas
February 19, 2014
Alexander Design added this to Exterior Finishes
February 16, 2014
Charcoal: BM Temptation. Also, window trim and wide fascia
arasmussen1 added this to arasmussen1's Ideas
February 15, 2014
I love the color of the house
new studio added this to voshtinav's ideas
February 13, 2014
champ5mt added this to champ5mt's Favorites
February 12, 2014
Transitioning spaces
Roe Realty added this to Exterior
February 12, 2014
trellis above window
glogold added this to Casitas
February 12, 2014
front yard /parking
shihadramshi added this to shihadramshi's ideas
February 11, 2014
vancouverlori added this to Garden Ideas
February 10, 2014
Trellises attached directly to the house, above the windows... I could use that over our kitchen window, then train a grapevine over it to provide shade (and grapes)!
pvso added this to Exterior Ideas
February 10, 2014
patio cover
tony1heard added this to tony1heard's ideas
February 10, 2014
bradropp added this to Share with Knack
February 10, 2014
stricklnad house colour scheme, note the wider white trim around the windows.
rbecca added this to rbecca's ideas
February 9, 2014
lathrop1 added this to 11112 Belleview Ave
February 9, 2014
front of house
Forrest Means added this to Frontyard Ideas
February 9, 2014
House color
55beachgirl added this to Garage
February 9, 2014
Parking pad for Teardrop
dougpoge added this to Courtyard Ideas
February 9, 2014
corrineobrien added this to corrineobrien's ideas
February 9, 2014
the architect who designed this modern outdoor living area to a 1920's traditional style home said this about putting two different architectures together. "You don't have to frame a Traditional house with more tradition, they can talk to each other."
grandmagreen added this to grandmagreen's ideas
February 9, 2014
Car park
elliejohnson added this to elliejohnson's Favorites
February 9, 2014
plynns added this to plynns's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Functional and aesthetic backyard
ebc3 added this to Landscape Ideas
February 9, 2014
mess of backyard changed to outdoor room
scottbcooper added this to scottbcooper's ideas
February 9, 2014
~Amazing varied use of available backyard space
garaujo added this to garaujo's ideas
February 9, 2014
vjberton added this to vjberton's ideas
February 9, 2014
great parking idea
jyanchus added this to jyanchus's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Hot tub, no maintenance, outdoor shower, privacy.
mortimergold added this to mortimergold's ideas
February 9, 2014
ktewnion added this to ktewnion's ideas
February 8, 2014
finished cedar on arbour
George S. McGregor added this to gmcgregor2's ideas
February 8, 2014
All backyard in Seattle
risris added this to Board + Batten
February 8, 2014
rear of the house
mojito33 added this to 61_Alex
February 8, 2014
I like the concrete
mimiherrerapease added this to mimiherrerapease's ideas
February 8, 2014
Color of house
scott78 added this to am.falk's ideas
February 8, 2014
Backyard makeover
scottyp123 added this to scottyp123's Ideas
February 8, 2014
momcilok added this to momcilok's ideas
February 7, 2014
fence - entrance
cscheer added this to Hamlet
February 7, 2014
house color
ruthcarr1 added this to ruthcarr1's Ideas
February 7, 2014
Colour of house
© 2014 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™