Western Exposure: A room with a view

With the weather slowly warming to reveal the temperatures of Spring and Summer, we naturally gravitate outdoors. Whether you’re a kayak enthusiast, bicyclist, or just enjoy a glass of wine out on a patio, chances are you’ll find yourself outside a lot more this season. Windows aren’t just the eyes of the home–they allow you to bring the outside in, an ever important aspect of architecture as the temperatures continue to rise to the occasion for summer fun.

Casa del sol home from Gelotte Hommas
The living area of Casa Del Sol offers exposure to the outdoors so you can move seamlessly between the coziness of indoors and the expansive beauty outside.

In Casa Del Sol, A Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Home of the Year, the Gelotte Hommas design did a great deal to welcome the outdoors in. With a modern aesthetic applied to natural materials, the home reflects nature while leaving as much window space possible to welcome in the sunset, sunrise, and beautiful views; even the master suite of this beautiful home is wrapped in glass on three sides to allow the perfect view of the gorgeous scenery.

cape cod shingle style from Gelotte HommasOur Cape Cod Shingle Style also made sure to take in the view, offering a stunning skyline to enjoy from the living room and patio. French doors connect outdoor living to indoor living space, perfect for entertaining during the warmer months. The eyebrow window spans the entire length of the west side of the home to make the most of the home’s view of the Puget Sound.

With such natural splendor available in Washington, it’s only natural that your home should make the most of the view and lighting of nature around you. Capitalize on light with a Western view that allows you take in the splendor of the sunset, or create a panoramic view with expansive floor to ceiling windows on the side of your home with the best view. When is the last time you got to sit back and take in the sunset? With a well-designed space, it’s possible and effortless every evening.