5 Backyard Designs for the Pacific Northwest

Home is more than the roof and walls that offer shelter. It’s the unique way a kitchen reflects your personality, how the front door welcomes you in, and how your backyard design entices you to linger longer outside. Luxury home designs weave the best of architecture, interior design, and landscaping together into a single work …

Texture in Architecture

The art of architecture lies in the details. In how carefully selected materials can mimic forests and water within a home. In how a spiral staircase adds motion to an entryway. In how a living room’s soft wood floors can perfectly contrast with the stark limestone walls. Details matter. Texture matters. Texture—the result of carefully …

4 Nature-Inspired Homes

“When we build, let us think that we build forever.” John Ruskin The Pacific Northwest inspires. Beauty exists at every turn. Dramatic peaks, alpine meadows, expansive forests, and teaming waters create a scene of endless intrigue. And for the Pacific Northwest native, “home” should embrace all of it. Taking cues from natural surroundings is a …

The Art of Remodeling

One of the privileges of architecture is to breathe new life into existing homes. It’s an opportunity to identify and draw out beauty in old spaces. As we went about remodeling this 1980s spec home, we drew inspiration from the homeowners’ love artistry and shingle style homes on the Nantucket seaside. A Space for Art …

Art in the Details

A great home lies in fine details. Beauty begins in textures, colors, and angles working in perfect harmony. No point is overlooked. Fixture Every custom designed home should bear the unique fingerprints of its owners. The English Craftsman project does so more than most. After taking a metalworking class, the homeowner contributed handmade light fixtures …

Cast your vote for best gingerbread house!

Our team is filled with talented designers who love a good challenge. Traditionally, we’ve participated in the annual Gingerbread Village in Seattle, which has been a company favorite for many years. But given the circumstances, this year we proposed a more personal project. Provided with one classic gingerbread house kit and a small decoration budget, …

Casa del Sol: An Island Vacation Home

Regardless of season, knowing that you’ve got a quiet place to escape to makes all the difference. Vacation homes in the Pacific Northwest capture the wonders of our region, inspiring us with days by the beach or afternoons breathing mountain air. They provide space to disconnect from work and the busyness of modern life. Casa …

Redmond Retreat: Beauty in Design

Perched atop a secluded hill, Redmond Retreat feels like a world unto itself. While only minutes away from downtown Redmond and all the amenities the city has to offer, the custom home maximizes its location and landscaping to create a scenic shelter from the world around it. As Redmond architect Scott Hommas approached this project, …

A Step Above: Beauty in Staircases

Great staircases exist for more than mere function. They’re a statement, an expression of style. They require space in prominent areas of your home, after all, so they should be beautiful. Here’s a collection of our favorite staircase designs to inspire you: Classic Charm Classic on the Green‘s elegant staircase wraps squarely around the entryway. …

Where Home Meets Nature

“When we build, let us think that we build forever.” John Ruskin The Pacific Northwest inspires. Beauty exists at every turn. Dramatic peaks, alpine meadows, expansive forests, and teaming waters create a scene of endless intrigue. And for the Pacific Northwest native, “home” should embrace all of it. Taking cues from natural surroundings is a …