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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stone House Cafe, Lake Washington

The Urban Sketchers Seattle ad hoc group met at Stone House Café and Bakery on Friday morning.  A former 1920’s service station, the well preserved building is situated across the street from Lake Washington in Rainier Valley. A wall of towering trees creates a forested backdrop for the house built of stones. A view of Mercer Island adds to the lake living ambience of the place.  

Stone House Cafe patio, Lake Washington and Mercer Island
Because the views are intrinsic to the location and very pretty, I chose a view from the patio looking out at Lake Washington  The café has a rugged stone exterior and a cozy wood interior with wide open water views to enjoy while dining.  
Stone House Cafe 
A view from the lake side accentuates the classic character of the structure.  The scalloped fence, stacked stones, gabled roofline and woodland setting evoked fond memories of remote, last-chance service stations "up north" in Michigan, my home state.

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