Family Vacation Home on the Water

Sunshine, sand, and glorious alpine views–what more could a person desire in a family vacation home? This Coastal Cove House offers outdoor luxury for the summer and cozy, scenic comfort for the winter. Outdoor Entertaining This Gig Harbor home was designed for outdoor entertaining. A spiral staircase leads from the second floor of this family vacation home to …

How Juliet Balconies Add to Home Design

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Juliet balconies blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Bellevue architect Eric Drivdahl took full advantage of a Juliet balcony when he transformed an attic bedroom into a master suite. During his Seattle remodel of a custom storybook house, Eric sought ways to maximize light in this …

Seeking Symmetry

Out of classical thought came the idea that beauty lies in proportion, for without proportion, there is only chaos. Nested in that idea is longing for symmetry. Whether it’s flowers, furniture, or faces, the more symmetrical an object is, the more the human eye perceives beauty. Home architecture is no exception. When it comes to …

5 Home Office Designs that Make the Best of Remote Work

With advancements in technology making it ever easier to work remotely, an increasing number of professionals are taking advantage of the ability to work from home. Yet working from home presents its own unique challenges. Professionals still need a dedicated, distraction free space to focus and be productive. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite …

October 6: Exclusive Presentation and Open House

The Invitation Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture is pleased to invite you to an exclusive presentation on “Designing the Art of Architecture” and a private tour of our Hamish House project on October 6. We truly believe that your home should be a work of art–and a work of art that uniquely captures your lifestyle. We’d …

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 …

3 Open Kitchens for Contemporary Living

Classic or contemporary, the kitchen is the center of the home. Industry experts report that while overall home size is getting smaller, particularly in urban areas, kitchen sizes are staying the same or even getting larger. This is due to the fact that the kitchen has replaced the living room as the central gathering place for …

6 Tips for a Great Relationship with Your Home Design Team

Architecture is a pursuit of artistry. From initial conversation to final construction, home architectural design is a journey. When clients first approached us with the Ratio House project, they came with a desire to breathe new life into a dated water-view home. They had a vision, but they wanted a professional architect to help craft …

5 Outdoor Fireplaces

A great fireplace adds beauty, function, and delight to a space. It creates a natural sense of “home” and safety, inside or out. As you consider your ideal patio space this summer, take inspiration from these outdoor fireplaces. Lakefront Splendor Entertain at night with a tabletop fire pit. Surrounded by comfortable seating, a fire pit …

5 Essential Outdoor Entertaining Home Features

As you dream about your ideal home, how does outdoor entertaining factor into your vision? Outdoor space is important, especially during the Pacific Northwest’s idyllic summers. Designed by our Seattle architects, Lakefront Splendor is a stunning, contemporary example of how to make the most of your outdoor entertaining space. Here are five features to note. …