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A R C H I T E CT U R E 225 Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture In many ways, architecture is like painting a work of art. From a blank canvas springs brush strokes of ideas infused with the dreams and talents of the people involved in the design—owners, architects, and craftsmen; each artistic gesture inspired by light, form, place, materials, and the overall rhythm and beauty of the finished home. In fact, these components serve as the guiding principles of Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture. Each home in the firm's expansive portfolio exhibits an undeniable aptitude for fusing these fundamental elements to reflect the beauty of art and function in architecture that homeowners cherish. Homes reflect the unique dreams of the owners where each element is carefully considered for beauty in form and function of use. Principals Curtis Gelotte, Scott Hommas, and Eric Drivdahl share a saying, "we design interior architecture wrapped in a beautiful box," meaning they consider every perspective of a room both inside and out. The result is a collection of homes that are comfortable and built to human scale, even in residences with two- story windows or incredible vaulted ceilings. With a mindset of thoroughness—collaborating extensively with staff, consultants, and the craftsmen whose hands will ultimately build the design—the team endeavors that everything is done right the first time. Homeowners appreciate the gentle and honest guidance they receive throughout the process of designing and building a custom home. Curtis, Scott, and Eric believe that communication goes both ways and encourage open dialog between each person involved in the project, from the owners on down. Their number one concern is that homeowners get to live in a beautifully rendered physical interpretation of their dreams; that each space perfectly reflects their desires, needs, and vision of what home should be. LEFT: The 4,600-square-foot Fallen Maples home features a contemporary design. Exterior cedar siding helps merge the residence with the landscape around it. Other features include a durable and climate appropriate metal roof and integrated pervious paving in the outdoor living space. On the interiors, timber harvested from the project site has been milled and incorporated into built-in cabinets and furnishings. Photograph by Michael Seidl BELLEVUE

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