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 …

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. …

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 …