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

A Piece of Cape Cod in the Pacific Northwest

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The Cape Cod house has a history dating back to the 17th century. They have a very charming style which features wood shingling on the roof as well as the exterior walls. This… Continue reading

Impactfull Entryways

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What does the entrance to your home say about you? Is it formal and traditional? Perhaps it is contemporary and cool? Maybe it needs a few changes to truly shine. Here are some… Continue reading

A Remodel with an Asian Flair

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This extraordinary house started its life as two story vacation cabin in the 1930’s. While the original had its charm it also had access problems due to the steep slope on which it… Continue reading

Options for Outdoor Living

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It may only be late February but here in Seattle the crocus and daffodils are already blooming which turns our thoughts to outdoor entertainment. The exterior space of a home says just as… Continue reading

Idyllic English Cottage

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The English cottage evokes visions of a bucolic life surrounded by grazing sheep on vibrant green pastures. While there are no sheep at this English Cottage in Port Townsend, WA, there is still plenty of… Continue reading

The Balcony Beckons

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Balconies are romantic. Unlike a patio or porch, which are usually on the ground and have multiple access points, a balcony resides on an upper floor and you can only get there through… Continue reading

When Concrete and Wood Meet

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Concrete is a ubiquitous material in this day and age. Practically every new construction has some of the stuff somewhere in it, but most of the time it lacks any real pizzazz or… Continue reading

Italian Inspiration

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Have you always dreamed of living in Italy but have work or family obligations that keep you here? Well the next best thing to living in Italy is living in a beautiful Italian… Continue reading

Kirkland Bungalow

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The word bungalow might conjure up the image of a quaint little shack near a beach but that is not all that bungalows have to offer. In the book Bungalow (published 1911) the… Continue reading

Belly Up to the Bar

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Entertaining family and friends is one of the great joys in life. It can be even more enjoyable when you can host them at your own home bar. A home bar can be… Continue reading

West Coast Meets East Coast

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The northeast region of the United States has a distinct vibrancy and charm. The architecture of the region combines old world style with new world materials to create what is known as the… Continue reading