Best of Houzz 2019

We’re excited to announce that Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture was awarded “Best of Houzz 2019” in the Design category!

The Best of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service, and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community.

It’s an honor to know that both design professionals and homeowners looking to improve or build new homes have found inspiration in our designs.

Ratio House


Ratio House, by Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture. A contemporary style home in Seattle.

Our most popular design image on Houzz has been Ratio House’s exterior. Ratio House was born from a dated 1970s home desperately in need of transformation. The homeowners trusted our architectural design team with the extensive remodel, and we embarked on a creative partnership to create their dream home.

Outside, we replaced and adjusted the roof, allowing for more natural light to pour in through the windows. The limestone entry flanked by wood and stucco walls mixes color and texture for an appealing façade, and a Japan-inspired front walkway brings water, stone, and plant-life together complement the house.

Kirkland architects use texture in home design
Ratio House, by Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture. A contemporary style home in Seattle.

Both in plan, elevation and detail the contemporary style home is designed using rigorous proportioning systems including Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Ratio, imbuing the home with scale and beauty via grids and patterns shown on the front door, the luminous entry ceiling, and throughout the interior. The extensive use of natural stone, steel, and richly stained woods creates a warm, inviting, and simultaneously dynamic interior, highlighted by the owners’ collection of art.

As Houzz users find inspiration in our project images, we find inspiration in our clients. We pursue the art of architecture by crafting homes that uniquely suit our clients. Each home reflects the specific style of the homeowner and moulds to the way they live life.

Follow us on Houzz as we continue to pursue the art of architecture!

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