Cabin Living

The Pacific Northwest is made for weekend retreats. Mountains, lakes, ocean, Sound, and forests beckon us to make the most of our natural surroundings. Family cabins offer unique opportunities to share in the splendor of Washington summers and to reimagine the “rustic” lifestyle so often associated with cabin-living. Cabin at Lake Wenatchee Built to withstand …

A Taste of Tuscany in Landscape Architecture

Luxury home design requires attention to every detail that comprises a home. From exterior materials to interior fixtures, it’s the small details that work together to create the overall sense of style and “home” that you crave. Landscape architecture, while often considered an afterthought, is a central consideration for a cohesive home design experience. Landscape …

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 …

Art of Architecture: Invest in Beauty

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” Frank Lloyd Wright

The Art of Remodeling

One of the privileges of architecture is to breathe new life into existing homes. It’s an opportunity to identify and draw out beauty in old spaces. As we went about remodeling this 1980s spec home, we drew inspiration from the homeowners’ love artistry and shingle style homes on the Nantucket seaside. A Space for Art …

Art of Architecture: Yearning for Timelessness

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank Gehry

Art in the Details

A great home lies in fine details. Beauty begins in textures, colors, and angles working in perfect harmony. No point is overlooked. Fixture Every custom designed home should bear the unique fingerprints of its owners. The English Craftsman project does so more than most. After taking a metalworking class, the homeowner contributed handmade light fixtures …

Exercising the Art of Architecture

Architecture is an art form. It’s an opportunity to take everyday necessities–shelter, warmth, safety–and imbue them with beauty. So, as we pursue residential architectural design for our clients, we constantly push ourselves to dive deeper into the practice that inspires us: the art of architecture. Here’s a glimpse into how we exercise the art of …

Designing for the Long Run

Every new home design project requires exceptional focus and care, and as custom residential architects, we recognize that every project is unique in its needs. That’s why we rely on building information modeling to keep every design organized and exceptionally documented. Building information modeling (BIM) takes CAD programming deeper into the realm of integrated design. …

The Art of Architecture: Working with Nature

Architecture is far more than crafting a structure. It requires attention to context and respect for nature. It’s the art of reflecting the home’s surroundings and using existing beauty to create refuge.