Woodland Luxury in Bedroom Design

The master bedroom is a place of rest and retreat, a private enclave from which to begin and end your day. It’s a space uniquely suited to your needs and well-being and reflective of your style. Great bedroom design is an opportunity to craft a space completely tailored to you, and Bellevue’s Wood, Stone, and …

Natural Elements in Custom Home Architecture

“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 …

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 …

Building a Mountain Home from the Earth

Building a mountain home often requires clearing trees. But our Bothell home designers opted for a different method in our Cedar Haven project. We cleared trees, yes, but then we recycled those trees to build the house both structurally and stylistically. In keeping with the homeowners’ vision, we evoked the aesthetic of a log cabin with contemporary …

Texture in Home Design

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 …

Integrating with the Outdoors

“All gardening is landscape painting.” William Kent Every detail of a home speaks to the artistry of the whole. Each fixture, window casing, and trim piece contributes to the story. It’s why we take care to consider every angle of a project. We want every space to mingle naturally with every other—including the outdoors. The …

Wood, Stone, and Water

As Seattle architects, we find ample inspiration in our natural surroundings. The Pacific Northwest’s mountains, coast, and evergreens create an ever-present sense of beauty, and we like nothing more than to bring that beauty into home architecture. Bellevue’s Wood, Stone, and Water project does just that. The Home Although settled in a Bellevue neighborhood, Wood, …

Building a Sense of Permanence

“Home” is a deeply personal concept. The visions, smells, sounds, and textures it conjures in the imagination are unique to each individual. It’s personal, yet it’s also universal. Maya Angelou writes that, “the ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” …

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 …

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 …