The Comforts of Prairie Style

Prairie style homes embrace comfort at the most human level. Born out of Frank Lloyd Wright’s desire to build homes on a human scale, this genre of architecture has maintained a level of respect and popularity for more than a century. And it’s no wonder. “Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true …

The Art of Architecture: Looking at the Big Picture

Our work as architects is distinctly informed by our work as artists. We work across mediums to capture beauty and infuse it into every structure. We approach each project as art–as a quest to capture and communicate beauty through architecture.

A Room with a View

Regardless of season, the Pacific Northwest offers exquisite views of natural beauty and changing seasons. Snow covered mountains in the winter, a patchwork quilt of trees in the fall, glistening waterfronts in the summer, and all the blooming wonders spring brings. Windows play a crucial role in connecting us with the the rest of the …

Geometry in Home Design

Form, beauty, and architecture define our work. They inform how we approach every home design project, and they push us to pursue excellence in craft. And with those three design priorities comes a major principle: work your angles. As geometric trends continue to dominate the design world in fashion and home decor styles–from chandelier earrings …

Building Whoville

It’s finally here! Sheraton and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 26th Annual Gingerbread Village is in full swing! We unveiled our Whoville town square this past Monday, and it’ll be on display at the Sheraton through January 1, 2019, along with four other deliciously decked out scenes. How It’s Made With each passing year, our …

A Sense of Place

A sense of place. All great artistic pieces are rooted in this concept. Paintings, films, literature…architecture. They embrace and embody the essence of a single place–echoing its beauty, acknowledging its flaws, and immersing the viewer in the utter reality of that locale. We think homes should do that, too. Each Gelotte Hommas home, though distinct …

All-Weather Lake Cabin

Like so much of the Pacific Northwest, Lake Wenatchee is stunning. Glacier melted water, evergreen trees, and the wild peace of nature make it a beloved getaway…and a delightful opportunity for a lake cabin. This Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Lake Wenatchee cabin takes cabin life to a new high. Cutting edge materials, vibrant colors, and mixed …

Gingerbread Season

We thrive when we embrace creative opportunities. The drive to create, shape, and capture life and beauty in an artistic format is inherent in our DNA…whether our outlet is a Tuscan inspired villa of stone and marble or a walk through Whoville decked in frosting and gumdrops. A Creative Exercise It’s back: Seattle’s annual gingerbread …

Nantucket in the Northwest

Shingle style homes capture the essence of coastal living. They embody the East Coast aesthetic with a classic charm that merges elegance with comfort. Born of New England seaside getaways like Nantucket and Cape Cod, in the 19th century, these homes haven’t faded in appeal. The craftsmanship and detail of Nantucket architecture remains evergreen and …

Prairie in the Pacific Northwest

Prairie style architecture bears a truly American heritage. Born from the designs of Chicago’s Frank Lloyd Wright and standing in stark contrast to their stately, gothic revival contemporaries, prairie homes imbue a sense of just that–home. Low ceilings, distinct living spaces, and ample windows create a uniquely human scale. Through the years, we’ve crafted multiple …