Now that I’m sketching in my local surrounds I’m making interesting observations.
The house we stayed in in Berkeley, San Fran had a very similar look to some of these homes. I realised it’s the shingles. There they tend to go for a lot of brown, whereas here the shingles are picked out in feature colours. Hadn’t really looked before.
Birkely Road (Manly) is directly opposite the Studio so it was an obvious and easy choice. Considering it was threatening rain as well it was definitely a no-brainer.