Edmonds: An Architect’s Perspective

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Edmonds is the perfect locale to build your custom home

Welcome to Edmonds: The Perfect Locale for Your Custom Home

Tightly nestled on an inlet of the Puget Sound, the City of Edmonds is a delightful, waterfront gem. The smattering of natural beauty, sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains, and the vibrant community that inhabit its borders make Edmonds one of Washington’s most desirable places to live. Edmonds’s reputation is well earned, and we are honored to serve as Edmond architects.


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  • Top tier school system: Edmonds is a part of the Edmonds School District, which consistently ranks as one of the best in the country. It includes 20 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, and 9 high schools distributed throughout the Edmonds, Meadowdale, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace area.
  • A dynamic collective: As of 2019, Edmonds’ population was estimated to be 41,000, making it the 25th largest city in the state of Washington. Beyond the charming downtown, Edmonds is comprised of ten wonderful neighborhoods, each with its own distinct feel and unique character.
  • An ideal environment: Edmonds is renowned as a perfect place for Seattle professionals to set down roots and call home. It is also a vibrant weekend destination for both locals and out-of-town visitors. Edmonds has its fair share of both young families and retirees, creating a wonderfully dynamic community which is consistently ranked as one of the top five best places to live and visit in Washington State.
  • Ample recreation: Edmonds is home to dozens of parks, beaches, and recreation areas. The encounters with the Puget Sound are unavoidable and, with a plethora of activities, views, and scenes to choose from, there’s no shortage of activities. From Meadowdale Beach Park to Olympic Beach, anyone who loves being by the water will find Edmonds a perfect place to build a home.
Edmonds architects design beautiful custom homes
Our architects provide custom home design and community planning services for the Edmonds region.

Life in Downtown Edmonds

Downtown Edmonds is one of the most well-loved and visited little cities in the entire state. From the gorgeous waterfront views, to the selection of quaint and quirky shops on Main Street, Edmonds residents have an eclectic mix of activity options. Locally owned restaurants, retail stores, and coffee shops are always just a couple of steps away. Another unique point of interest is Brackett’s landing, the historic site where the first explorers dropped anchor and made land. The summer highlight for many residents is the Saturday Farmer’s Market where vendors and farmers across the state bring their goods to sell. All of this is just minutes away from the many beaches, lookouts, and walking paths along the water.


Surrounding Area

Just across the channel from Edmonds, a myriad of islands and peninsulas dot the horizon. The Edmonds-Kingston ferry makes day trips to explore the Olympic Peninsula a common weekend activity. For those looking for more urban fun, Seattle is located just a few miles south via I-5. Edmonds is also conveniently located just 10 miles south of another major population center, the City of Everett.

Edmonds architects cater to your needs and tastes
From the main living areas to the study, every area is meticulously designed.


Beyond the charm of Downtown Edmonds, much of the area’s attraction lies in its surrounding neighborhoods. Bookended by Picnic Point to the north and Woodway to the south, the livability scores of the city’s ten neighborhoods are exceptional. Woodway itself is a small, secluded community, perfect for those looking for more privacy. Just to the north of downtown, the Meadowdale neighborhood has established itself as one of the best. With easy access to schools, community parks, and beaches, it is an ideal setting to raise a family. Each neighborhood presents opportunities to work with an Edmonds custom home designer to create your perfect home.


Edmonds Architects Provide Home Design Suited to Your Tastes

Edmonds architecture is just as diverse and dynamic as the city itself. Early Edmonds architects were English settlers who saw the purpose of their homes primarily in terms of the function that they served. The homes were simple and designed to satisfy the inhabitants’ need for leisure and family connection after a long day’s work.

As Edmonds grew, developed, and annexed many of the surrounding neighborhoods, home designers were free to adapt their designs to suit the desires of the diverse clients they were designing for. Residential architects in surrounding neighborhoods leaned into contemporary modern design aesthetics—tasteful and chic. They also found demand for traditional designs that drew inspiration from the surrounding environment.

Custom home designers are always in high demand from residents seeking to establish a sense of home in these desirable neighborhoods. Edmonds luxury architects have made their mark with spectacular homes in every area, from Woodway to Perrinville.

Featured Project: Woodway Restoration

Custom home design by Edmonds architects
Woodway Restoration, where European style meets Edmonds views

Woodland Vista is an architectural exercise in simplicity. At 1,877 square feet, this Pacific Northwest vacation home highlights the best of luxury mountain design on a human scale.

The rustic contemporary great room creates a sense of fluidity between living, dining, and kitchen spaces while using distinct wall textures to set each room apart. An open gas fireplace with stone surround lies at the center of the main living area and anchors the home. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the house, from common spaces to private rooms, inspiring the occupants with views into the forest and the abundant wildlife. Inside and out, texture abounds.

Corten steel roofing, rugged timber siding, and stone accents draw inspiration from the region’s historic mining roots. Every material exists to age with beauty and imbue a sense of ever-evolving discovery. From summer sun to winter snow, the home’s natural browns and grays will deepen, as the metal patinas and the wood grains weather. At every turn, Woodland Vista merges color and texture, form and function, new and old.

Kitchen design by Edmonds Architects
Ornate cabinetry, granite surfaces and natural light abound in this custom Edmonds home.

Edmonds Architects for Your Home

As local Edmonds architects, we constantly pursue the art of architecture as the calling for our work.  The constantly evolving community of Edmonds provides us with an endless opportunity to answer this calling in original and dynamic ways. We delight in the process of merging the preferences and imaginations of our clients with the distinct character of the Edmonds location that they select to build their dream home.

Every project presents a new opportunity to consider more deeply how we merge form with function, and to paint a portrait in architecture of our client’s unique lifestyles.  Serving that purpose is our life’s work and greatest honor. To learn more about designing your custom home, contact us.