A Step Above: Beauty in Staircases

Great staircases exist for more than mere function. They’re a statement, an expression of style. They require space in prominent areas of your home, after all, so they should be beautiful. Here’s a collection of our favorite staircase designs to inspire you: Classic Charm Classic on the Green‘s elegant staircase wraps squarely around the entryway. …

Parkitecture and the Art of Architecture

“I don’t divide architecture, landscape, and gardening. To me, they are one.” Luis Barragan Nature and travel inspire us. They remind us anew of our passion for the art of architecture…and fill us with fresh ideas for our own residential architecture designs. With summer before us and all-things Fourth of July piquing our excitement, we …

Building a Mountain Home from the Earth

Building a mountain home often requires clearing trees. But our Bothell home designers opted for a different method in our Cedar Haven project. We cleared trees, yes, but then we recycled those trees to build the house both structurally and stylistically. In keeping with the homeowners’ vision, we evoked the aesthetic of a log cabin with contemporary …

The Art of Staircase Design

Staircases can exist for more than mere function. They act as practical art, gorgeous storage, and gateways to new spaces. And since stairs dominate a considerable amount of space, why not be intentional in your home’s staircase design? Sculpted Stairs Seattle architect Scott Hommas takes seriously the art of architecture. He crafts every inch of …

4 Nature-Inspired Homes

“When we build, let us think that we build forever.” John Ruskin The Pacific Northwest inspires. Beauty exists at every turn. Dramatic peaks, alpine meadows, expansive forests, and teaming waters create a scene of endless intrigue. And for the Pacific Northwest native, “home” should embrace all of it. Taking cues from natural surroundings is a …

Mountain Living Recognizes Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture

Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture is privileged to be listed among Mountain Living’s Top Architects and Designers of 2019. It’s an honor to be counted among this list of inspiring and award winning architects. As we meet with clients and turn dreams into sketches, sketches into plans, and plans into homes, we can’t help but remember …

A Sense of Place

A sense of place. All great artistic pieces are rooted in this concept. Paintings, films, literature…architecture. They embrace and embody the essence of a single place–echoing its beauty, acknowledging its flaws, and immersing the viewer in the utter reality of that locale. We think homes should do that, too. Each Gelotte Hommas home, though distinct …

5 Fireplace Designs for Fall

Great home architecture emerges when form and function meet. It’s not wasteful or flippant. Rather, it possesses charm and grace in the midst of everyday utility. Fireplace design showcases this principle. Created to be a source of light and warmth in the dark, cold hours of the year, the fireplace is an opportunity to create …

A Home from the Earth

Building a home in the mountains often requires clearing trees. But our Bothell home designers opted for a different method in our Cedar Haven project. We cleared trees, yes, but then we recycled those trees to build the house both structurally and stylistically. In keeping with the homeowners’ vision, we evoked the aesthetic of a log cabin …

Rise Up: The Art of Staircase Design

If a house has more than one level, a staircase is vital. Yet staircases can exist for more than mere function. They act as practical art, gorgeous storage, and gateways to new spaces. And since stairs dominate a considerable amount of space, why not be intentional in your home’s staircase design?   Sculpted Stairs Seattle …