Redmond Retreat: Beauty in Design

Perched atop a secluded hill, Redmond Retreat feels like a world unto itself. While only minutes away from downtown Redmond and all the amenities the city has to offer, the custom home maximizes its location and landscaping to create a scenic shelter from the world around it. As Redmond architect Scott Hommas approached this project, …

Character in the Details

Every client brings their own unique style, a unique story that informs their dream home. This means that we get to explore the art of architecture afresh with each new home design project…and we love that. At a 2010 Port Townsend custom home, we explored the best of craftsman style with accents of English charm, …

Small Homes, Big Dreams

Custom home architecture, small home design, Seattle homeowners Last week we discussed the 2017 trend towards smaller houses in King County and the surrounding region. Eric Drivdahl, an expert in custom home architecture, expressed his excitement for this trend: “Seattle homeowners are choosing quality over quantity. They’re looking for higher quality materials, home technology, connectedness …

2017 Home Design Trends

2017 is drawing to a close, and we’re looking back at the design trends that have emerged in the past year…and how those trends will impact new Seattle home design in 2018. Market Trends We constantly evaluate the affordability of housing. Unfortunately, Seattle-area home prices are rising. It’s a tough market for home buyers, and …

Gothic Entertaining

A well-designed custom home is your opportunity to tailor your space precisely to your needs, whether they’re purely practical or wild concepts you’ve always dreamed of. We love exploring your ideas and weaving them into a dream home uniquely reflective of your lifestyle. And that’s exactly what Seattle architect Curtis Gelotte did in Lakefront Gothic. …

How Building Information Modeling Makes Your Dream Home Tangible

Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture is a team of passionate individuals determined to serve our clients. That’s our heart: service. And while we often draw on the past for inspiration and wisdom in our Pacific Northwest custom designs, we also push toward the future and embrace the latest technology to serve our clients well. That’s where …

Asian Ambiance: A Home for Art

We love the art of architecture. It allows us to seek beauty and craftsmanship every day. Better yet, it allows us to tell our clients’ stories through their homes. Several years ago, Bellevue architect Scott Hommas partnered with a homeowner to remodel a lakefront house. In their initial conversations, the homeowner shared his love of …

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 …

Fall Prairie Style

It’s official. Fall has arrived. Pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween decor in every store, and vibrant deciduous trees abound. It’s the time of year that invites both admiration for nature’s transitional season and a desire to curl up in the warmth of a comfortable home. Prairie style architecture affords the perfect balance of both outdoor glory …

Design Essentials: Scale and Proportion

As artists and architects, Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture cherishes age-old design principles that guide us in our art, whether it’s a traditional gothic estate or a contemporary family home. These architectural design principles enable us to create livable spaces that never grow old. Scale and proportion are among the most important tools we use when …