An Architect’s Perspective on Asian Ambiance

Scott Hommas discusses a custom remodel with an Asian twist.

Tansu Stairs in a Seattle Lake Home

Form and function meet in this Asian tansu chest-inspired staircase.

Pool Party

With the 4th of July holiday this weekend, many people probably wish they had a pool in their backyard in which to cool off. You may think that a pool will only fit a certain type of house, but these days a home pool can be designed to fit with any architectural style. Photo by …

Updated View

Remodeling a home can take as much work, if not more, than designing and building one from scratch. To be done properly, the home renovation must take the original structure and meld new ideas and materials with it to create a cohesive design. The Lakefront Splendor home renovation is an excellent example of taking an …

Living It Up Outside

Technically, summer does not start for another 20 days or so but don’t tell that to the weather. ┬áIt is now the perfect temperature to enjoy your beautiful new outdoor living space. What’s that? You don’t have one? Well then here are some idea that just might inspire you to create one. Photo by Gelotte …

The Icing on Top

The fun parts of designing a dream home are usually the gourmet kitchen with Italian marble counter tops or the master bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and sweeping lake views. But what about the roof? Has any thought been given to the part of the home that will protect all the amazing and stylish things …

Remodeled Outdoor Living Space

Here at Gelotte Hommas Architecture we don’t just design and build amazing custom homes. We also remodel existing homes into dream spaces. Glassworks is exactly that–a Moroccan style home born from inspired home remodeling. Traditional Exterior by Bellevue Architects & Building Designers Gelotte Hommas Architecture The family wanted a Moroccan style outdoor living area complete …

Unique Project in Bellevue

At Gelotte Hommas, we design homes that will stand the test of time and look beautiful doing it. However, on occasion the needs of the homeowner change and therefore the home needs to change as well. This is what happened at a residence in Bellevue, WA. A few years ago, Curtis Gelotte and Eric Drivdahl …

A Remodel with an Asian Flair

This extraordinary craftsman house started its life as two story vacation cabin in the 1930’s. While the original had its charm, it also had access problems due to the steep slope on which it was built and generally needed an update. To make it easier to get into the house, a third story was build …

Options for Outdoor Living

It may only be late February but here in Seattle the crocus and daffodils are already blooming which turns our thoughts to outdoor entertainment. The exterior space of a home says just as much about the inhabitants as the interior space. Today’s post is an overview of some of the outdoor living spaces that Gelotte …