Trillium Awards 2011
The Trillium Awards tend to be for unique buildings with great historical intergity, and the 2011 year’s awards are no exception to that! The historical photos that accompany each description are courtesy of the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch.
In Broadview, the Sears/Mork home at 12239 – 8th NW brings to the awards a beautiful example of neighborhood elegance overlooking Puget Sound. Unchanged from its 1929 appearance, it captures the style of its time perfectly.
In Lake Forest Park, the Rhodes/Duncan-Peters home at 3507- NE 182nd was built in 1916 from timber right on the property. This excellent Craftsman home is a genteel ode to the movement that swept the country at that time, but is particularly suited to Lake Forest Park’s environemnt, and is exemplified throughout the city’s early buildings.
In Shoreline, the 2011 Trillium Award went to another wonderful place built from the trees on the property. The Sheppard/Phinney cabin at 417 – NE 155th is a true example of the can-do spirit that still pervades our Northwest culture today. Stockade-style buildings are very rare in this area, but about a dozen were built in the 1920′s and ’30′s. ”Stockade” refers to the placement of logs vertically instead of horizontally, and is a style used when the logs are too small around and/or too few to build up the house walls tall enough using the traditional horizontal style.
Congratulations to all of our 2011 Trillium Award winners!