The Art of Architecture: Working with Nature

Architecture is far more than crafting a structure. It requires attention to context and respect for nature. It’s the art of reflecting the home’s surroundings and using existing beauty to create refuge.

A Bright, Seaside Getaway for All Seasons

Find warmth in an inviting coastal vacation home.

Exposed Wooden Beams Enchant in this Striking Home

Wood, Stone, Water features  dramatic, award-winning custom residential architecture by Gelotte Hommas Architects. Its most engaging features are the ubiquitous wooden beams that encase the interior of the home. We’ve selected three spaces that best showcase the dramatic exposed beams. Upstairs Hallway The upstairs hallways showcase a dynamic combination of wood and stone. The ceilings …

The Beauty of the Great Indoors

The Pacific Northwest is known for its rustic beauty and pristine forests. Many of us live here because we love the great outdoors, and it makes sense that we would want to bring that aesthetic into our homes. In Cedar Haven, Medina architect Scott Hommas provides an amazing example nature merged with unique luxury architecture. It starts …

Build Your Home to Live In Luxury With Nature

Living in nature can make you feel more connected to the world around you. At Gelotte Hommas, we completed a beautiful project called “The Woods Outback.” This gorgeous home is surrounded by nature, and every aspect of the home immerses you in its beauty. It incorporates some of the latest luxury home trends, and is …

Taking Inspiration From Nature’s Lines

Many people go camping, take hiking trips, and use the outdoors as an escape from the indoors and as a space to clear their minds. Why not make your home an indoor space that makes you feel the same way by reflecting the great outdoors? Take into consideration all the following ways that the interior …

Tree Inspired Restaurant Design

While exploring some of the other innovations in green design on the Contemporist, we found this wonderful design for a restaurant in Sydney from Koichi Takada Architects. The center of the restaurant is designed to look like a giant tree, inspired by the cherry trees that the architects are so familiar with. The space has a …