The Art of Staircase Design

Staircases can exist for more than mere function. They act as practical art, gorgeous storage, and gateways to new spaces. And since stairs dominate a considerable amount of space, why not be intentional in your home’s staircase design? Sculpted Stairs Seattle architect Scott Hommas takes seriously the art of architecture. He crafts every inch of …

The Art of Architecture: Sentiments

“Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task, therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.” Adolf Loos

5 Luxury Home Renovations

Remodels are exciting opportunities to take old, storied homes and breathe new life into them. We’ve done countless such transformations in our 30 year history. Here are a few of our favorite home renovations. Ratio House Ratio House is came to us as a dated, 1970s split level home that failed to take advantage of …

The Art of Architecture: Drawing Architecture

“God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.” Alvar Aalto

Custom Design Fosters Healthy Homes

More than ever, healthy homes are a priority. No two lives are the same, after all, and environmental needs vary from person to person. Custom home designs allow homeowners to create and build homes that cater to their unique health needs. We’ve gathered a few ideas for healthy homes. Updated Kitchen for Healthier Habits Many …

The Art of Architecture: Mythic Design

“The architect’s role is to make the mythic real.” Sotirios Kotoulas

Contemporary Design in a Custom Vanity

The master bathroom serves as a launch point for the day and a safe space to unwind before bed. It’s a place of necessity, yes. But it can also be a place of comfort, luxury, elegance…even art. Ratio House’s custom vanity provides a superb example of purposeful home art. Contemporary Design Redmond architect Curtis Gelotte …

The Art of Architecture: The Value of Home

“All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.” Frank Lloyd Wright

The Art of Architecture: Frozen Music

“I call architecture frozen music.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Art of Architecture: Cultivate

“The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.” Marty Neumeier