Building a Sense of Permanence

“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.” …

4 Nature-Inspired Homes

“When we build, let us think that we build forever.” John Ruskin The Pacific Northwest inspires. Beauty exists at every turn. Dramatic peaks, alpine meadows, expansive forests, and teaming waters create a scene of endless intrigue. And for the Pacific Northwest native, “home” should embrace all of it. Taking cues from natural surroundings is a …

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 …

Navigating a Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is one of the most used—and most loved—spaces in the home. It’s also a unique opportunity to perfectly merge the best of form and function. Kitchen remodels can be simultaneously exciting and daunting, yet they’re a great way to breathe new life into your home. Here are a few points to consider before …

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, …

Spring Home Ideas: Landscape Architecture

Great custom home design unites every element to create a single, coherent, beautiful home. Inside and out, the home feels like a unified painting with colors, materials, and setting in perfect alignment. We seek this balance in every home we create. And landscape architecture is a big part of that balance. While our custom home …

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, …