A Delectable Dream Kitchen

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Thanksgiving is now behind us, and the Christmas season is upon us. It’s that scrumptious, food-filled time of year that has many people dusting off their dreams for the perfect kitchen. When clients… Continue reading

GHA on Houzz

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Gelotte Hommas Architecture recently woke up one morning to learn that one of our project photos had been featured in a Houzz article. The article, “How to Live With Plants,” explores the creative… Continue reading

Dwelling on Windows

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“I discovered windows one afternoon, and after that, nothing was ever the same.”  Anne Spollen Windows are a key feature in most homes–especially for the Pacific Northwest natives who peak through the window… Continue reading

The Tangible Scar: How Simplicity and Landscape Powerfully Commemorate Fallen Soldiers

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Today is Veteran’s Day—the anniversary of the end of “the war to end all wars” and an opportunity to honor all men and women who have served the United States through military duty.… Continue reading

Finding Warmth in an Eclectic Home Library

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All avid readers dream of a relaxing home library where they can get lost in the pages of a good book. The eclectically designed Seattle lake house, Hitari, showcases a unique, romantic` library that is sure to… Continue reading

Exposed Wooden Beams Enchant in this Striking Home

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Wood, Stone, Water is a dramatic, award-winning custom home by Gelotte Hommas Architects. Its most engaging features are the ubiquitous wooden beams that encase the interior of the home. Below are three spaces… Continue reading

Intelligent Design: 9 Ways to Hide Your Home Tech

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TV screens and charging cables don’t have to clutter your home’s beautiful design. Here are some creative ways to hide your home tech!

Signature Work (and a sneak peak!)

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This week, we’re thrilled to be one of fifty architects, interior designers, and builders featured in Structure and Design, a book that highlights residential designs from leading professionals across the nation.

A More Dramatic Curve

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On Tuesday we featured doorways with curves- from just a hint to dramatic. Now let’s take a look at larger curved windows that make a bigger impact on the architecture of a home.… Continue reading

A Little Curve

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Modern architecture tends to be a proliferation of straight lines but it doesn’t have to be. Adding curved elements can create whimsy and interest to the home. Rounded doors with windows are particularly… Continue reading

Erasing the Line Between Indoors and Outdoors

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The world outside has always been separated from the interior of the home by walls and windows. This is great in the winter, when keeping the elements out is a home’s top priority.… Continue reading

Soaking in Serenity

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A bathroom is a necessity but it can also be a luxury. A well designed layout with expertly styled decor can transform a simple bathroom into an awe inspiring space. Here are some… Continue reading

Setting the Stage

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The area around a home can impact the way the home looks almost as much as the architecture. Landscaping that severely contrasts with the style of the home can detract from the beautiful… Continue reading

Work-from-home Options

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The home office use to be the realm of CEO’s and intrepid entrepreneurs but these days things have changed. Of course, a home office can still be used for running your business but… Continue reading

Pool Party

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With the 4th of July holiday this weekend many people are probably wishing they had a pool in their backyard in which to cool off. You may think that a pool will only… Continue reading

Paper for a Pop of Color

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There are a myriad of ways to add color and interest to a room but one which we often forget about is wallpaper. This form of wall decoration got its start during the… Continue reading

Dining with Style

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On Tuesday we looked at how some homes are now combining the kitchen, dining and living rooms into one large multi-use space. For some, this is a highly functional layout that fits a… Continue reading

At the Heart of the Home

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Trends come and go but one that seems to be sticking around is the kitchen as the center of the home. Industry experts report that while overall home size is getting smaller, particularly… Continue reading

Heart of the Home

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We all tend to think that the living room, or perhaps the dinning room or patio, is going to be the social hub of the home but in the end everyone ends up… Continue reading

Escape to the Mountains in Contemporary Style

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Mountains are majestic. Meadows are relaxing. Put them together and you have the perfect location for a home- a Mountain Meadow. This contemporary home is designed to blend into the surrounding landscape and… Continue reading

Updated View

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Remodeling a home can take as much work, if not more, than designing and building one from scratch. To be done properly, the remodel must take the original structure and meld new ideas… Continue reading

Contemporary Design in the Pacific Northwest

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Not all homes in the Pacific Northwest are log cabins. Contemporary architecture is thriving in the Northwest and we have our own particular take on it. This Northwest Perspectives home is a perfect… Continue reading

Living It Up Outside

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Technically, summer does not start for another 20 days or so but don’t tell that to the weather.  It is now the perfect temperature to enjoy your beautiful new outdoor living space. What’s… Continue reading

Cozy Guest House

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We all want our guests to feel welcome and in this Touch of Normandy guest house they will feel so welcome they might never leave. Normandy is in the northwest region of France… Continue reading

Grand English Manor

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As soon as you pull up to the Woodway Manor you make think you have crossed the pond to jolly old England. Nestled in a park like setting this grand home is over… Continue reading

Soak in the Sun

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Some homes are just designed for relaxation. From the layout to the materials there are certain spaces that have the ability to calm. This Casa del Sol home is a perfect example of a… Continue reading

The Beauty of the Great Indoors

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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 could want to bring… Continue reading

The Deck of Dreams

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It always seems that amazing things are hidden behind seemingly benign gates. This hidden entrance is no different. Behind this pleasant yet understated wood gate is a marvel of lakeside living. The curved… Continue reading

Structure + Design by Panache Publishing

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Custom home design is our passion and we are proud to be featured in the upcoming book Structure + Design by Panache. The book is not yet ready for purchase but you can… Continue reading

The Icing on Top

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The fun parts of designing a dream home are usually the gourmet kitchen with Italian marble counter tops or the master bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and sweeping lake views. But what about… Continue reading

Priorities

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When designing your dream home it is best to start by figuring out what are your priorities. Do you want your home to be large or small? Modern or traditional? A master suite… Continue reading

What are our clients saying about us?

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You’ve seen the stunning homes that Gelotte Hommas Architecture has designed but you want to know what it is actually like to work with them. Are they demigods of design who dictate how… Continue reading

Modern Doesn’t Mean Cold

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Modern designs are sleek and clean with large open spaces that can feel aloof and unwelcoming if done incorrectly. On the other hand, if done well, a modern home can still have the… Continue reading

Details

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When we see a home for the first time we take it all in as one large piece. We see the shape and size, color and style but then the details begin to… Continue reading

Remodeled Outdoor Living Space

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Here at Gelotte Hommas Architecture we don’t just design and build amazing custom homes. We also remodel existing homes into dream spaces which is exactly what we did at this Glassworks home. Traditional… Continue reading

Indoor/Outdoor

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Spring is officially here but that does not mean the weather will cooperate with what the calendar says. Chilling mornings give way to sunny afternoons which turn into cool evenings. These changes mean… Continue reading

Into the Woods

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The pacific northwest is a gorgeous area and it is not uncommon for home owners to try and bring some of that serenity and beauty into their homes. Some do it by incorporating… Continue reading

Hitari Custom Home

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Any home we design and build for a client is a custom home but some are more ‘custom’ than others. Take for example the Hitari home on the shores of lake Washington. Its design takes… Continue reading

Bungalow on the Beach

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Bungalows and beaches go together like surf and sand. The definition of a bungalow is a low house, with a broad front porch, and if it does have a second story then it is… Continue reading