We design new homes, remodels and additions through-out the greater Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest.  Working closely with each client, our goal is to discover and create a personalized dwelling that feeds one’s spirit and is an expression of one’s self.  We bring a humanist design philosophy to our work, believing that “home” is so many things: a retreat, a sanctuary, a place for nurturing, and a place to gather with friends.

We use this philosophy to guide our designs, in a range of styles, paying careful heed to the site and context, environmental responsibility, and to our client’s goals and lifestyles. Whether contemporary or traditional, our mission is to design a timeless home for you that becomes the place you most want to be!

Urban Farmhouse

This charming old farmhouse is home to a young couple with two rambunctious boys who love to garden, get dirty, pester their chickens and run around outside as much as …

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Northwest Mid-Century Classic

We were honored once again to work on another Paul Kirk house remodel this last year – this one in the Innis Arden neighborhood just north of Seattle. The mid-century …

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Bainbridge Island Farmhouse

Fulfilling a lifelong dream of building a home on their family’s land, our clients have recently moved in to their new home in the woods, surrounded by tall firs, fern …

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Daring Downsize

This is a full remodel of a modest rambler in Edmonds that we transformed into a Japanese-influenced retirement retreat. The design incorporates aging-in-place and universal design strategies such as no …

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Mid-Century Sanctuary

Remodeling this 50’s rambler entailed refreshing the main floor, plus an addition of a 2nd story Master Suite; all designed in a minimalist aesthetic to heighten the lush, retreat-like experience …

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Capitol Hill Old/New Fusion

The long-time owners of this humble turn-of-the-century logger’s home were ready for some major work to be done. They wanted the house to match their upbeat lifestyle and transform it …

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Contemporizing a Grand Old Classic

When our clients purchased this gorgeous, old four square home in a leafy central Seattle neighbourhood, they knew it would be their “forever” home. It had been remodeled over the …

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Blue Ridge Lookout

This is a whole house  remodel of a classic 60’s rambler, capitalizing on the best of its mid-century roots. Our remodel enhances this much-loved style by clarifying the structural elements, …

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San Juan Islands Residence

This new home in the San Juan Islands sits on a lovely rural property with low-bank waterfront. The architecture responds to the site: one approaches through the trees to the …

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Hyak Hideaway

It’s been a dream coming. Raised playing in the mountains, this young family bought a property in Hyak, Washington, in the mountains. The house is for playing and year round …

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Queen Anne Kitchen Remodel

This is a lovely old home with a front seat view overlooking Puget Sound. Built in 1906, it is rich in traditional detailing, but was suffering from that common old-house …

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Yarrow Creek Rambler

Given the old-growth beauty of this Bellevue property our remodel focus was to open the house to connect with the exterior as much as possible, and to open up the …

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Craftsman Charmer

The challenge here was to design a master suite addition to this Craftsman cottage without overwhelming it. We opted to add above the garage in back so as to maintain …

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Mid-Life Move to a Mid-Century

With their two children fully launched, our clients decided it was time to leave their 3800sf family home and downsize their daily lives. They found a modest mid-century rambler in …

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Respectful Remodel of a Paul Kirk Classic

We were honored to work on another classic Northwest home: a mid-century residence by the renowned Paul Kirk. This home was built in 1957 with over 3,000 sq ft, including …

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New Queen Anne Classic

This new Queen Anne home (the existing house was torn down) faces an expansive view of Puget Sound with an architectural style that is early 1900’s traditional Craftsman. Per the …

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Shipping Container Office DADU

This shipping container structure was the perfect solution for our clients’ home office in one of the few remaining residential properties in the SODO area of Seattle.  When it just …

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The BIG View House

The owners wanted more space from their newly-purchased 1950's home and to maximize the potential of the 180° view, so we added a full second story, day lit basement and …

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New Life for Old Craftsman

This house was a classic little Seattle Craftsman bungalow, but had fallen into disrepair and was in need of a new larger kitchen and a proper new second floor. Not …

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Urban Basecamp

With just 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, this modest 1950’s tract house was space enough for this couple to keep their life uncomplicated while stationed in-town between their many outdoor …

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Queen Anne Four Square Redux

Home to a young, active family, our intention was to open up the warren of rooms to better accommodate an informal, family-friendly lifestyle. An addition allowed for a big new …

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Kirkland Family Compound

This new house is designed for two families; the ground floor is an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) for the owner’s elderly parents. The owners will occupy the upper two levels, …

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Mid-Century Makeover

This was a typical, tired old ‘daylight-basement’ rambler that enjoys lovely private territorial views. Capitalizing on the classic modern lines of this 60’s structure, our remodel pares the house down …

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An Interior Retreat

The interior of this 20's era home was very chopped-up, dark and cramped. The owners wanted their home to be more open, creating a spacious flow for their frequent entertaining. …

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Maple Leaf DADU

This new backyard cottage (DADU – Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit) is recently completed.  It is 800 square feet with two bedrooms and 1-1/2 baths on the lower level;  the kitchen, …

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Little House to Big House

This is a second story addition to what was a tiny, one bedroom house in West Seattle. A new upper floor contains a master suite plus another bedroom, freeing the …

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River Run House

This whole-house makeover of a typical Northwest rambler has opened the home to the outside through vistas, courtyards, and large connecting open spaces. The owners hailed from Montana and wanted …

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Not So Big Attitude

The owners loved the charming cottage-like feel of their home; our remodel subtly enlarged their space with a new bedroom, bathroom, entry and mudroom, all carefully designed with function as …

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Thornton Creek Retreat

For this property, which backs onto the Thornton Creek greenbelt in Seattle, we added a new kitchen wing as well as arbors and decks to create outdoor living rooms and …

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Lake House Remodel

This is an existing house on a spectacular low-bank lake waterfront site in Seattle. One section of the original house is very old and traditional; other later additions were somewhat …

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F.L. Wright Redux

This was an exciting remodel challenge. The house is a true Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style that had been designed and owned by a former UW architecture professor and student …

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Arboretum Longhouse

This in-city house was designed for a young family and is phased so it will grow as the family grows. The home is arranged in a linear fashion on the …

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Kitsap Lodge in the Woods

Our client had been camping on his property for a year before he came to us wanting to build a lodge-style home. We had some other ideas for this wooded …

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A Subtle Second Story Addition

We added a full second story to this classic Queen Anne home; our challenge was to maintain the charm, scale and character of the original house, located in an upscale …

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Wanting to provide a serene space for long-term guests, this backyard addition addition sits amongst new lush landscaping and a Koi pond. With garden views and natural light flooding into …

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