The Art of the Pool House

This article was originally published by DTF Design. When a tech savvy couple from Northern California found and purchased a rare and tranquil 5-acre property in Redmond, WA, they knew they wanted to take advantage of the peaceful setting and build their dream home and accompanying pool house. With years of thought and planning going …

The Art of Architecture: Working with Nature

Architecture is far more than crafting a structure. It requires attention to context and respect for nature. It’s the art of reflecting the home’s surroundings and using existing beauty to create refuge.

The Art of Architecture: Articulating History

“To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.” Daniel Libeskind

The Art of Architecture: Simplicity of Home

“Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.” Tim Parsey

The Art of Architecture: Pursuing Wonder

“Architecture is not based on concrete and steel, and the elements of the soil. It’s based on wonder.” Daniel Libeskind

Grandeur and Elegance in Lake Sammamish Architecture

Designed to meet the unique needs and tastes of the homeowners, this Tuscan style home brings Old World charm to Lake Sammamish architecture. First Impressions From first approach, Lake Sammamish Tuscan transports visitors and residents to the shores of the Mediterranean. The sprawling, brick-paved auto court sets the scene with exotic flora and a classic …

All-Weather Lake Cabin

Like so much of the Pacific Northwest, Lake Wenatchee is stunning. Glacier melted water, evergreen trees, and the wild peace of nature make it a beloved getaway…and a delightful opportunity for a lake cabin. This Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Lake Wenatchee cabin takes cabin life to a new high. Cutting edge materials, vibrant colors, and mixed …

The Art of Architecture: Lessons from Photography

Architecture is rooted in composition, angles, and perfect settings. It’s chief end is beauty. When we consider the art of architecture and the ways in which various artistic pursuits influence our understanding of custom house design, we observe a rich relationship between the methods of architecture and the methods of photography. Photography and Architecture Jin …

5 Backyard Destinations

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 the customized landscaping entices you to linger longer in your backyard. Luxury home designs weave the best of architecture, interior design, and landscaping together into a …

Parkitecture and the Art of Architecture

“I don’t divide architecture, landscape, and gardening. To me, they are one.” Luis Barragan Nature and travel inspire us. They remind us anew of our passion for the art of architecture…and fill us with fresh ideas for our own residential architecture designs. With summer before us and all-things Fourth of July piquing our excitement, we …