Traditional Farmhouse Architecture for Equestrian Living

Designed for an equestrian lifestyle, Ravenswood Farm brings the best of country living to the Pacific Northwest. Set in Issaquah, Washington, the home draws on traditional farmhouse architecture with a splash of Southern charm. Ample colonial grid windows invite natural light into the home and offer views to the pastures surrounding the home. Balconies and …

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. …

4 New Home Architecture Projects

One of the great privileges of working in home architecture is the opportunity to create homes that reflect the unique needs and tastes of each client. It’s an honor to be entrusted with the dreams that our clients have been harboring for years—even decades—and to bring them to life. That’s why our team doesn’t design …

Tuscan Style Essentials

Tuscan style architecture brings rich character to a home. It possesses a timeless relevance that’s easy to love. Even on the shores of the Puget Sound, Tuscan design feels natural. “Built on rural traditions and indigenous materials, Tuscan style whispers of heart, history and homeyness.” Houzz Its emphasis on comfort and warmth makes its Old …

Destination Bathtubs

Master bathrooms are a place of retreat. They’re often one of the first rooms you enter in the morning and one of the last you see at night. As such, they should be beautiful and uniquely suited to your style. Current design trends place ever more attention on the master bathroom as a space of …

Best of Houzz 2019

We’re excited to announce that Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture was awarded “Best of Houzz 2019” in the Design category! The Best of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service, and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. It’s an honor to know that …

Bask in the Light

Natural light is among the best adornments for a home. It’s timeless. It goes with any style. It benefits everyone. And as we’ve mentioned, it increases the quality of life for those who bask in it. So let’s explore architectural features that add light and life to your home. Skylights Skylights invite natural light to …

5 Home Trends for 2019

2019 is here, and as with each new calendar year, the design world is rife with predictions on the top trends for the coming year. Here are a few to watch for. Window Walls 2019 home trends to watch: kitchen window walls Natural light is always an asset. It brings a space to life with …

2018 in Review

It’s getting real. 2018 is coming to an end, and we’re taking a look back on what’s happened. Ask An Architect We kicked off the year with our friends at AIA Seattle. Along with fellow architect Matt Hutchins at CAST Architecture, we spent an afternoon discussing what it takes to build a house and taking …

Custom Design Fosters Healthy Homes

Not long ago, Medina architects Curtis Gelotte and Eric Drivdahl partnered with Macadam Floor and Design to explore 2018’s interior design trends. In an age of ever-growing research on the effects of lifestyle and environment on personal health and wellness, it’s no surprise that healthy homes are a high priority. No two lives are the …