A Taste of Tuscany in Landscape Architecture

Luxury home design requires attention to every detail that comprises a home. From exterior materials to interior fixtures, it’s the small details that work together to create the overall sense of style and “home” that you crave. Landscape architecture, while often considered an afterthought, is a central consideration for a cohesive home design experience. Landscape …

Beauty Meets Artificial Turf

The art of architecture is a pursuit to merge beauty and function at every level. Every design decision we make has to answer two key questions: “does it work in its context?” and “is it beautiful?” That includes the backyard. Designing a Durable Family Home Meydenbauer Place was crafted for a busy family with kids. …

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, …

Permanence: Stone, Wood, and Glass

“Home” is a deeply personal concept. The visions, smells, sounds, and textures it conjures in the imagination are unique to each individual. It’s personal, yet it’s also universal. Maya Angelou writes that, “the ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” …

Suburban Tranquility: A Pacific Northwest Retreat

“I like to think of myself as being concerned with a higher order of things and probably the clearest manifestation we have of some higher order in the universe is what we see in nature and what we feel in nature.” E. Fay Jones Seattle and the Eastside (Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland) brim with life, food, …

Setting the Stage

The area around a home can impact the way the home looks almost as much as the architecture. Landscaping that severely contrasts with the style of the home can detract from the beautiful aesthetic. It is important to give the yard some thought when designing a home. A solid plan does not have to be …