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. …

4 More New Home Designs

From traditional English cottages to contemporary family homes to luxury garages, every home design project is a new exploration of the art of architecture. We recently published several new home designs to our collection. Here are four to explore. Redmond Retreat Close to the city yet in a world unto itself, Redmond Retreat merges beauty …

The Art of Architecture: Setting the Scene

The art of architecture considers context—it considers the larger scene in which the home is set. With every home design, we seek to reflect natural beauty in our work. We use colors, materials, and textures that work with the landscape, and we use landscape to frame those elements.

4 New Home Architecture Projects

One of the great privileges of working in home architecture is the opportunity to create homes that reflect the unique needs and tastes of each client. It’s an honor to be entrusted with the dreams that our clients have been harboring for years—even decades—and to bring them to life. That’s why our team doesn’t design …

The Art of Architecture: Beauty in Structure

“Architects can’t force people to connect, they can only plan the crossing points, remove barriers and make the meeting places useful and attractive.” – Denise Scott Brown In crafting compelling representations of each home design project we embark on, we practice the art of architecture from start to finish.

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, …

The Art of the Arch

That’s the thing with curves. While most architecture is rectilineal – all straight lines and squared angles – curves are often designed to soften a building’s impact, help the structure meld into the surrounding landscape. That’s why curves work particularly well near bodies of water, reflecting that sense of fluidity, or in rural and mountain …

The Evolution of a Home

Rarely does a dream home emerge out of a single moment of inspiration. It’s a journey. A series of conversations, experiences, and magazine-page-flips woven into a single vision. A patient wait for the right moment and the right place. We’ve witnessed this story unfold countless times as we partner with clients to bring that perfect …

Texture in Home Design

The art of architecture lies in the details. In how carefully selected materials can mimic forests and water within a home. In how a spiral staircase adds motion to an entryway. In how a living room’s soft wood floors can perfectly contrast with the stark limestone walls. Details matter. Texture matters. Texture—the result of carefully …

5 Summer Design Elements

Summer in the Pacific Northwest never fails to inspire. Warm days, lingering evenings, hiking alpine paths, boating on the Sound—our region is source of incredible beauty and opportunity, and we want our homes to reflect that. This week, we’ve collected a few of our Woodinville architects’ favorite summer-focused ideas, homes, and design elements for your …