Art of Architecture: Making an Entrance

Each sketch is a new adventure. It’s an exploration of the history of design, a rediscovery of age old design philosophies in a new context. It’s a challenge and a delight. This is the art of architecture.

Casa del Sol: An Island Vacation Home

Regardless of season, knowing that you’ve got a quiet place to escape to makes all the difference. Vacation homes in the Pacific Northwest capture the wonders of our region, inspiring us with days by the beach or afternoons breathing mountain air. They provide space to disconnect from work and the busyness of modern life. Casa …

The Art of Architecture: Painting Comfort

“A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured.” Louis Kahn

Redmond Retreat: Beauty in Design

Perched atop a secluded hill, Redmond Retreat feels like a world unto itself. While only minutes away from downtown Redmond and all the amenities the city has to offer, the custom home maximizes its location and landscaping to create a scenic shelter from the world around it. As Redmond architect Scott Hommas approached this project, …

The Art of Architecture: Illusions of Symmetry

“One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.” – Renzo Piano The art of architecture is born of great ideas depicted with our simplest tools–pencil, ink, paint, and paper.

Destination Bathtubs

Master bathrooms are a place of retreat. They’re often one of the first rooms you enter in the morning and one of the last you see at night. As such, they should be beautiful and uniquely suited to your style. Current design trends place ever more attention on the master bathroom as a space of …

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 …

The Art of Architecture: Casting Vision

Architecture both stirs our imagination and grounds us in a sense of place. It brings individual parts–windows, stairs, roof lines, and railings–and writes them into a single, beautiful story.

Bask in the Light

Natural light is among the best adornments for a home. It’s timeless. It goes with any style. It benefits everyone. And as we’ve mentioned, it increases the quality of life for those who bask in it. So let’s explore architectural features that add light and life to your home. Skylights Skylights invite natural light to …

The Art of Architecture: Embody Serenity

“Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.” – Ernest Dimnet