Meydenbauer: An Architect’s Perspective

Custom home by Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl
Our architects provide custom home design services for the Meydenbauer region.

Welcome to Meydenbauer

Meydenbauer is one Western Washington’s most desirable neighborhoods. The smattering of natural beauty, sweeping views of Lake Washington, and the vibrant, tight-knit community that inhabit its borders make it one of Washington’s most wonderful places to live. Meydenbauer’s reputation is well earned, and we are honored to serve as Meydenbauer architects.

Meydenbauer Highlights

  • Top tier school system: Meydenbauer is part of the greater Bellevue School District which is consistently ranked as one of the best in the state. It includes 15 elementary schools, 1 Spanish immersion elementary school, 1 Mandarin dual-language elementary school, 5 middle schools, 4 high schools and 2 choice middle-high schools.
  • Named a “Best Place to Live”: Meydenbauer is well known as one of the best places to live in the United States, let alone Washington. The standard of living, safety ratings, amenities, and livability scores are all exceptional.
  • Ample recreation: Meydenbauer is home to beautiful parks, beaches, and recreation areas. The encounters with Lake Washington are unavoidable and, with a plethora of activities, views, and scenes to choose from, anyone who loves being by the water will love this community.

Life in Meydenbauer

Custom home design by Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl architects
As architects, we draw inspiration from the natural beauty that dominates the Meydenbauer community.

The world is quickly discovering that life in Meydenbauer is exceptionally good, leading to substantial growth. Meydenbauer offers the best of all possible worlds: suburban amenities, major city access, and a beautiful natural environment perfect for raising a family. The homes are stunning, and the city is heavily planted with beautiful trees and thoughtful landscaping.

Community parks and beaches are numerous, and many parts of Meydenbauer look out on stunning views of Lake Washington and the surrounding landscape. Killarney Glenn Park offers locals 10 acres with tennis courts, playfields and running paths. Burrows Landing, Chesterfield Beach Park, and Chism Beach Park each attract residents from all over Bellevue to play in the water or walk on the shoreline. This community takes great pains to care for their special surroundings with a rare sense gratitude and purpose.

Surrounding Area

Just across the lake from downtown Seattle, Meydenbauer has easy access to the Pacific Northwest’s largest city via the 520 Bridge. Breathtaking views of Mount Rainier, proximity to the scenic Sammamish Plateau, and easy access to the vineyards of Woodinville make destination seeking a common part of the Meydenbauer resident experience.

Meydenbauer is just one of the many wonderful neighborhoods located in the greater Bellevue area. The surrounding neighborhoods are all exceptional places. Bookended by Bridle Trails to the north and Newport Hills to the south, most neighborhoods have high livability scores and low rates of crime. The Eastgate neighborhood was added as a part of a recent annexation and is considered one of the most family-friendly of the suburbs. Medina is another excellent Bellevue neighborhood and is one of the most sought-after in the country.

Meydenbauer Architects Provide Home Design Suited to Your Tastes

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

In the late 20th century, the tech explosion took over and Meydenbauer became the choice neighborhood for many local professionals. Meydenbauer architects freely adapt their designs to suit the complex tastes of the clients they are designing for. As such, residential architects often lean into contemporary modern design aesthetics—tasteful and chic. They also find demand for traditional designs and draw inspiration from the natural environment. Sprawling homes developed with total creative originality and cutting-edge technology dot the shoreline and highlight the beauty and diversity of thoughtful architecture.

Custom home designers are always in high demand from residents seeking to make a life in this beautiful neighborhood. Meydenbauer luxury architects have made their mark with spectacular homes from Whalers Point to Enatai Point.

Featured Project: Meydenbauer Place

Interior design by Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl
This custom Meydenbauer home was meticulously designed to fit the owners style and preference.

Meydenbauer Place exemplifies Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture’s commitment to walking with clients through the home design journey. This home evolved as our clients explored their preferences and what was originally conceived as a traditional estate morphed into a contemporary family home. The auto court welcomes visitors with unpretentious serenity.

Custom Meydenbauer home by Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl
This custom Meydenbauer home sits on the water - a perfect oasis for relaxing and entertaining.

Visitors immediately experience the open nature of communal spaces within the home as a one-story entry flows into a high-ceilinged family room. The open floor plan emphasizes togetherness as a double-island kitchen gives way to the dining and family rooms. The stone exterior complements the traditional bent of the surrounding neighborhood while a flat roof and black metal window casements add a modern flare.

Meydenbauer Architects for Your Custom Home

As local Meydenbauer architects, we constantly pursue the art of architecture as the calling for our work. The constantly evolving community of Meydenbauer 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 location that they select to build their dream home. Every project presents a new opportunity to consider more deeply how to merge form with function and to paint a portrait in architecture of our clients’ unique lifestyles.  Serving that purpose is our life’s work and greatest honor.

To learn more about designing your custom home, contact us.