Beauty Meets Artificial Turf

The art of architecture is a pursuit to merge beauty and function at every level. Every design decision we make has to answer two key questions: “does it work in its context?” and “is it beautiful?” That includes the backyard. Designing a Durable Family Home Meydenbauer Place was crafted for a busy family with kids. …

Why Daylighting Matters

Home design is much more than creating a beautiful space. It’s the art of crafting a space that works for you, and it challenges us to consider how we can merge healthy living and architecture.

Crafting a Healthy Home

A healthy home is a happy home. So goes the old adage. And there’s truth to it. We spend forty to fifty percent of our lives in our homes–sleeping, cooking, entertaining, viewing Netflix. That’s why the healthiness of a home is crucial to the well-being of its inhabitants. Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture understands the importance …

Story in Architecture: The National Museum of African American History and Culture

GHA explores the story of the National Museum of African Architecture History and Culture’s architecture.

Dwelling on Windows

“I discovered windows one afternoon, and after that, nothing was ever the same.”  Anne Spollen Windows are a key feature in most homes—especially for the Pacific Northwest natives who peak through the window each morning to determine how waterproof their shoes ought to be that day! At one point, windows were merely small holes in …

Living It Up Outside

Technically, summer does not start for another 20 days or so but don’t tell that to the weather.  It is now the perfect temperature to enjoy your beautiful new outdoor living space. What’s that? You don’t have one? Well then here are some idea that just might inspire you to create one. Photo by Gelotte …

The Beauty of the Great Indoors

The Pacific Northwest is known for its rustic beauty and pristine forests. Many of us live here because we love the great outdoors, and it makes sense that we would want to bring that aesthetic into our homes. In Cedar Haven, Medina architect Scott Hommas provides an amazing example nature merged with unique luxury architecture. It starts …

Modern Doesn’t Mean Cold

Modern design is sleek and clean with large open spaces that can feel aloof and unwelcoming if done incorrectly. On the other hand, if done well, a modern home can still have the open floor plan and clean lines while being inviting and warm. A great example of a welcoming modern design is this Fallen Maples …

Unique Project in Bellevue

At Gelotte Hommas, we design homes that will stand the test of time and look beautiful doing it. However, on occasion the needs of the homeowner change and therefore the home needs to change as well. This is what happened at a residence in Bellevue, WA. A few years ago, Curtis Gelotte and Eric Drivdahl …

Incorporating Natural Elements in Cedar Haven

Building a home in the mountains usually requires chopping down some trees. However, the Gelotte Hommas designed Cedar Haven was not only made with recycled trees from the surrounding area, but the architects also found ingenious and inspiring ways to incorporate these trees into the home’s rustic contemporary design. Hoping to evoke the feel of …