5 Essential Outdoor Entertaining Home Features

As you dream about your ideal home, how does outdoor entertaining factor into your vision? Outdoor space is important, especially during the Pacific Northwest’s idyllic summers. Designed by our Seattle architects, Lakefront Splendor is a stunning, contemporary example of how to make the most of your outdoor entertaining space. Here are five features to note. …

Outdoor Spaces for a Classic Home

Creating a sense of beauty at home encompasses every aspect of a property—from the front entrance to the upstairs hallway to the backyard. Every aspect of your custom home should work in harmony. At Woodway Manor, Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl architects crafted thoughtful outdoor spaces that speak to the character and beauty of the traditional style …

The Best of Summer in Seattle

Summer in the Pacific Northwest brings out the best in us. With sunshine, mountains, forests, lakes, and the Sound, summer in Seattle is a season to explore, relax, and enjoy the beauty of our surroundings–including the beauty of home design. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite summer home design tips and inspirations for you. …

5 Backyard Design Ideas

Home doesn’t end at your backdoor. It encompasses the entirety of the space that you call yours—where you plant flowers in the spring, make memories with friends on summer days, and sip coffee as the leaves fall from the trees. Backyard design deserves just as much attention as every other detail of your custom home. …

Casa del Sol: An Island Vacation Home

Regardless of season, knowing that you’ve got a quiet place to escape to makes all the difference. Vacation homes in the Pacific Northwest capture the wonders of our region, inspiring us with days by the beach or afternoons breathing mountain air. They provide space to disconnect from work and the busyness of modern life. Casa …

A Bright, Seaside Getaway for All Seasons

Find warmth in an inviting coastal vacation home.

Glassworks Remodel Dazzles with Middle Eastern Charm

Thinking about spicing up your outdoor living space? Gelotte Hommas architects took a traditional backyard set-up and turned into a beautiful Moroccan style home oasis with their project, Glassworks Remodel. Below are some of the unique and dynamic design elements that were used to transform this backyard into an exotic retreat: Two outdoor spaces were …

Bask in the Summer Sun at Lakefront Splendor

Outdoor space is important, especially if you live somewhere as beautiful as the Pacific Northwest. It’s hard to find anywhere that equals the Northwest in sunny, mild summers, and having the outdoor amenities to fully appreciate the good weather is a must. Designed by Gelotte Hommas Architecture in Seattle, Lakefront Splendor is a stunning, contemporary …

Add Drama to Your Front Entrance with a Traditional Gothic Archway

First impressions are important. When it comes to your home, the first thing guests will see is your front entryway. Having a beautiful and dramatic entrance is an excellent way to set the stage for the many other charming architectural features that friends and family will encounter when visiting for the first time. Here’s what …

Get Inspired to Add Some Outdoor Living Areas to Your Home

Do you often look out your window and wish you spent more time outside in the beautiful sunlight? A great way to embrace the outdoors is to incorporate some outdoor living spaces in your backyard. The architects at Gelotte Hommas can help you design the perfect layout! Here are a few trendy outdoor living ideas …