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 …

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 …

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 …

The Art of Arched Doorways

That’s the thing with curves. While most architecture is rectilineal – all straight lines and squared angles – curves are often designed to soften a building’s impact, help the structure meld into the surrounding landscape. That’s why curves work particularly well near bodies of water, reflecting that sense of fluidity, or in rural and mountain …

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 …

Crafting a Family Home

“Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” Frank Lloyd Wright We put every effort into making each custom home beautiful, yet we also recognize the everyday lives led within the walls of our home designs. Families dine, wash laundry, play, and launch their …

Cedar Shingle Cottage

Storybook roofs and their cedar shingles are special beasts. Their gables, eaves, and slopes offer incomparable character, and storybook roofs are easily the most recognizable in the neighborhood. However, the very features that add so much personality to the home also pose a unique challenge when it comes time to reroof. So learned two Seattle …