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It’s an eye-popping Queen Anne Hill icon that causes residents and visitors to stop in their tracks. If its wrought iron gates and exotic plantings, decorative shingles, bell topped turret, and hand carved finial, sunflower, and sea serpent carvings don’t call it out, then the motto carved into the turret says it plainly for those who know their Latin, “The more the better.” Who would guess that all this excess sheathes a modest 1906 cottage that psychiatrist and author Brian Coleman has spent twenty years turning into a unique Victorian period piece? The interiors are a Victorian fantasy, with layer upon layer of woodwork, wall and ceiling treatments in paper, fabric, and stencil, and fine examples of Victorian period furniture, textiles, metalwork, and ceramics. A recently completed conservatory combines salvaged art glass windows, hardware and lighting with newly crafted woodwork and painted friezes. Be prepared to be dazzled.
Interior photo of Coleman Residence Conservatory by William Wright