In Pursuit of Excellence: Celebrating Curtis Gelotte’s Career

As we travel through the seasons of Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture’s growth and evolution, we pause to celebrate a momentous milestone. After almost four decades of designing dream homes for clients, our founding principal, Curtis Gelotte retires. Thirty-five years ago, Curt founded a practice focused on award-winning home designs. He designed hundreds of distinctive residences …

The Art of Architecture: Exercising Art

Every time we put pencil, pen, or brush to paper, we discover new corners of creativity. It is in exercising art that we deepen our understanding of the beauty of architecture.

4 New Home Architecture Projects

One of the great privileges of working in home architecture is the opportunity to create homes that reflect the unique needs and tastes of each client. It’s an honor to be entrusted with the dreams that our clients have been harboring for years—even decades—and to bring them to life. That’s why our team doesn’t design …

The Art of Architecture: Greyscale Garage

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

Luxury at Lakeside Lookout

Home should be a place of unparalleled comfort and refuge—a place that reflects your lifestyle and aesthetic. Situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Washington, this custom Mediterranean-style North Seattle home is tailored precisely to the needs and tastes of its residents. Lakeside Lookout’s interior architecture leans into its Mediterranean roots. From first entry, clerestory windows …

Tuscan Style Essentials

Tuscan style architecture brings rich character to a home. It possesses a timeless relevance that’s easy to love. Even on the shores of the Puget Sound, Tuscan design feels natural. “Built on rural traditions and indigenous materials, Tuscan style whispers of heart, history and homeyness.” Houzz Its emphasis on comfort and warmth makes its Old …

The Art of Architecture: Sketched in Time

Each sketch pushes us to think creatively, to begin simply. Only paper, pencil, and inspiration from the clients. Pursuing architecture as art means each home is an entirely new creation, unique in beauty, purpose, and context. This is the art of architecture.

5 Backyard Design Ideas

Home doesn’t end at your backdoor. It encompasses the entirety of the space that you call yours—where you plant flowers in the spring, make memories with friends on summer days, and sip coffee as the leaves fall from the trees. Backyard design deserves just as much attention as every other detail of your custom home. …

The Art of Architecture: Presenting Beauty

“Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.” Julia Morgan

Navigating a Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is one of the most used—and most loved—spaces in the home. It’s also a unique opportunity to perfectly merge the best of form and function. Kitchen remodels can be simultaneously exciting and daunting, yet they’re a great way to breathe new life into your home. Here are a few points to consider before …