Windows in Architecture Design

“I discovered windows one afternoon, and after that, nothing was ever the same.”  Anne Spollen Windows are a key feature in most homes, and architecture design enjoys a veritable feast of window options that let in light, seal in heat, control sound, and offer security for any home design. For now, let’s revel in the …

When Custom Home Building Requires Creativity

In the world of custom home building and ownership, obstacles are almost a given. If this were not so, there wouldn’t be an entire television channel devoted to home remodels! But the Bellevue architecture firm Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl embraces design challenges and creates opportunities for artistry. Steve Jobs once said that “design is not just …

Custom Pool House for All Seasons

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 …

The Art of Architecture: The Fight

“The life of a designer is one of fight: fight against the ugliness.” Massimo Vignelli

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 …