Open Kitchens for Contemporary Living

Classic or contemporary, the kitchen is the center of the home. Industry experts report that while overall home size is getting smaller, particularly in urban areas, kitchen sizes are staying the same or even getting larger. This is due to the fact that the kitchen has replaced the living room as the central gathering place for …

6 Tips for a Great Relationship with Your Home Design Team

Architecture is a pursuit of artistry. From initial conversation to final construction, home architectural design is a journey. When clients first approached us with the Ratio House project, they came with a desire to breathe new life into a dated water-view home. They had a vision, but they wanted a professional architect to help craft …

5 Outdoor Fireplaces

A great fireplace adds beauty, function, and delight to a space. It creates a natural sense of “home” and safety, inside or out. As you consider your ideal patio space this summer, take inspiration from these outdoor fireplaces. Lakefront Splendor Entertain at night with a tabletop fire pit. Surrounded by comfortable seating, a fire pit …

5 Essential Outdoor Entertaining Home Features

As you dream about your ideal home, how does outdoor entertaining factor into your vision? Outdoor space is important, especially during the Pacific Northwest’s idyllic summers. Designed by our Seattle architects, Lakefront Splendor is a stunning, contemporary example of how to make the most of your outdoor entertaining space. Here are five features to note. …

Outdoor Spaces for a Classic Home

Creating a sense of beauty at home encompasses every aspect of a property—from the front entrance to the upstairs hallway to the backyard. Every aspect of your custom home should work in harmony. At Woodway Manor, Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl architects crafted thoughtful outdoor spaces that speak to the character and beauty of the traditional style …

The Art of Architecture Collection

The art of architecture is the core of what we do. Designing a home is an act of creation and artistry. It’s an investment in an art for daily life, an art that uniquely fits your needs and your lifestyle. As we practice the art of architecture, we begin with the age-old tools of our …

Cabin Living

The Pacific Northwest is made for weekend retreats. Mountains, lakes, ocean, Sound, and forests beckon us to make the most of our natural surroundings. Family cabins offer unique opportunities to share in the splendor of Washington summers and to reimagine the “rustic” lifestyle so often associated with cabin-living. Cabin at Lake Wenatchee Built to withstand …

A Taste of Tuscany in Landscape Architecture

Luxury home design requires attention to every detail that comprises a home. From exterior materials to interior fixtures, it’s the small details that work together to create the overall sense of style and “home” that you crave. Landscape architecture, while often considered an afterthought, is a central consideration for a cohesive home design experience. Landscape …

Traditional Farmhouse Architecture for Equestrian Living

Designed for an equestrian lifestyle, Ravenswood Farm brings the best of country living to the Pacific Northwest. Set in Issaquah, Washington, the home draws on traditional farmhouse architecture with a splash of Southern charm. Ample colonial grid windows invite natural light into the home and offer views to the pastures surrounding the home. Balconies and …

Art of Architecture: Invest in Beauty

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” Frank Lloyd Wright