Joy!

Gelotte Hommas Architecture thanks our clients, contractors, and consultants for their thoughtful holiday greetings!

Fantastic Gingerbread Houses and Where to Find Them

‘Tis the season for sweets and traditions, and one of our favorite Gelotte Hommas Architecture traditions has arrived: the Gingerbread Village! This year marks Seattle Sheraton’s 24th annual Gingerbread Village fundraiser. Each year, Sheraton invites their culinary teams and Seattle architecture firms to join forces and craft marvelous confectionary creations. The purpose: to raise funds for …

A Home for Tennis

When our clients dream big, Gelotte Hommas Architecture turns zoning restrictions into creative opportunities.

Cocktails & Mocktails

While we ordinarily spend our days turning our clients’ dream homes into a reality, we also embrace opportunities to flex our creative muscles and apply our skill to other creative ventures. Last week, we traded our drawing boards for 5-by-5-inch cocktail napkins and entered our designs into the Architectural Record Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest. The …

Festivities and the Force

The holidays are always a fun and festive time of year, but this year they are particularly exciting for Star Wars fans. In honor of the release of the newest movie, the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Seattle decided to make their 23rd annual gingerbread display have a Star Wars theme. Six local architecture firms, including …

LUXE Battle of the Chefs

At Gelotte Hommas Architecture, creating amazing custom homes may be our passion, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun and give back to the community. In September our own Scott Hommas participated in LUXE Magazine’s Battle of the Chefs. The event took place at the beautiful Dellile Wine Cellars in Woodenville with a huge …

GHA 2013 holiday goodies

The Holidays are a big deal around here, and we spend many hours planning and preparing for our annual cards and gifts. Last year we came up with the GHA desktop calendar as a way to give a thoughtful gift that would last a bit longer through the year, and this year we took it …

New Home Sales Are On the Rise

As the economy struggles to right itself, mortgage rates have steadily increased after record lows just a few years earlier. Though many people were still reluctant to make a home purchase at the first sign of the increase, the trend seems to be reversing as an increase in August new home sales indicates. Up by …

Together let’s change the face of men’s health!

This year GHA is participating in Movember and the guys in our office have BRAVELY volunteered their faces for 30 days to help change the face of men’s health. Every participant is committing to no shaving for 30 DAYS and in the process donating $1 for every day they grow their mustache/beard bigger. At the …

How to float a house through the Ballard Locks

Our project English Country Estate commenced on Monday by removing the existing house and floating it up to the San Juans via barge. That’s roughly a 100 nautical miles or so from where it started. The process went smoothly, and everyone had a really fun time watching the feat of engineering take place. To see …