Wise Owl Plans home designer Mark Wade situated the home to maximize views of the Columbia River. Striking black bifold Marvin doors open onto covered patio. Ponciano creates intimacy amidst 17  vaulted great room using Jaipur area rugs to define gathering places. Floor-to-ceiling Pental TEC fireplace from Lisac’s Fireplaces and Stoves echoes Calacatta ESD quartz kitchen wall at Western end of vaulted great room. Brass trimmed floral head dining chairs by TOV Furniture. Sunpan Soho Armchairs.

Elevated Modern

The excellent decade-long working relationship between Ponciano Design and Axiom Luxury Homes, who teamed with Wise Owl Plans, helped this professional couple create a uniquely modern home with expansive views of the Columbia River that enhanced both the couple’s love for family and entertaining.

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Pivot Cedar gate separates exterior from street. Deep cantilevered cedar eaves and roof provide protection from weather. Native plants, vine maples, dogwood, Oregon grape protect severe slopes.

The Perch

With a look to the future and out to the Salish Sea, the homeowner, who wanted a modern home designed and built to last as they aged in place, chose the winning Seattle team of Chadbourne + Doss Architects, Dovetail General Contractors, and Land Morphology, landscape architects.

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Back To The Land

In order to celebrate their agricultural haven on Whidbey Island in Washington, a family with longstanding roots in the area joined MW Works and Dovetail General Contractors to craft a modern, yet timeless, retreat that syncs with the landscape.

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Interior designer Geneva Ness remodeled her Woodway, Washington home to be both elegant, and a cozy refuge for her family. The new kitchen has creamy Shaker-style cabinetry and brass accents, including pulls from House of Antique Hardware, an unlacquered brass kitchen faucet by Kallista, and picture lights found at Visual Comfort. Reggie counter stools from McGee & Co. offer striking contrast – and a place for the family to gather.

Graceful Harmony

A suite of refined and sophisticated architectural features and finishes allowed interior designer Geneva Ness to transform her previously bland Washington home into a cozy family nest rich with character and soul.

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To counter the cool, white, grays and blacks, Gray added wood beyond the flooring, since it’s not at eye level. Wood-topped barstools draw the eye up to the windows and warm bamboo shades.

Farmhouse Mix

When a mission to save a 1950s ranch style Lake Oswego home clearly would not work, this family of five turned to Kami Gray Interior Design, and Fuller Woodcraft Homes to build a new single-story home with a modern farmhouse kitchen.

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East Coast Inspired

Designer Marianne Simon brings East Coast charm and classicism to the West Coast’s Mt. Vernon. This whole-house design embodies livable luxury by mixing traditional elements with a palette of clean whites and an uncluttered approach.

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Corey Martin’s experience as a sculptor focused on making form inspired by the landscape contributed to his vision of creating architecture more intrinsically connected to Central Oregon’s unique geological landscape. Rooted in the surroundings of sagebrush below and endless skies above, Hacker Architects carved out this home as one whole from inside out. Dramatically stained Western Red Cedar on the exterior is naturally finished on interiors that extend from courtyard to kitchen. At far right is a small courtyard off the great room. An in-ground spa off the primary bedroom is sheltered by a louvered trellis above.

High Desert Escape

From out of the desert landscape comes this High Desert home, envisioned by Hacker Architects of Portland, Oregon, as an outcropping of the geologic formations from whence it came. Its Western Red Cedar exterior and floor-to-ceiling glass that echo the surroundings were constructed by Bend, Oregon’s KN Visions to withstand the oft-daily vacillating desert temperatures.

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A pair of black iron Pearson chandeliers draw eye to superbly finished beams. Furnishings echo tones of El Dorado Stone fireplace with CR Laine Lincoln chairs in Winchester Vapor Leather and Adriana sectional atop wool Capel rug in Fog.

Lodge Inspired

It took a decade for this Woodinville, Washington, home to gestate in the minds of Orlin and Carrie Sorensen, but hiring Jeff Ireland of Ireland General Construction and design partners Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry of Pulp Design Studios of Seattle brought it beautifully to life.

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GSW Architects angled beach house to adhere to Bandon, Oregon, ordinance that determines tight setback along ocean so as not to obscure neighboring houses’ site lines. Garage at right with year-round succulent roof garden. Covered walkway to entry. Ipe tongue and groove siding with Lifetime Wood Treatment. Kolbe windows above. Marvin front door. Sense of traveling through landscape enhanced by low entry walls, easy-to-maintain coastal landscape, informal gravel driveway.

Face Rock Beach House

For 18 years, owners of this property alongside Face Rock on Bandon, Oregon’s coastline, let it stand vacant. When their son suggested employing Portland’s GSW Architects, who, in turn, recommended Wendy O’Brien Interior Planning and Design, the long-awaited project began.

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SPORT COURT The Sport Court, separated from pool by topless glass and topped glass railing installed by Rail Pro, was made possible by 13  South retaining wall that wraps around backyard area.

Backyard Entertainer

A plan to repair a failing deck took these homeowners on a journey with GRO Outdoor Living and Finn Hill Masonry that not only improved their deck but also created an entire athletic playground where once there was nothing but a patch of grass.

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Bold, beachy stripes anchor the great room seating for cozy all season views. Original cedar work was preserved throughout, while the fireplace was replaced with a more place-appropriate river-rock façade with limestone hearth and mantle designed by Ann McCulloch Studio. Pillows, throw, and other accessories from Ann McCulloch Studio.

Tidal Blues

A complete renovation of this 1980s contemporary gracing the Gearhart, Oregon coastal estuary preserves craftsmanship and prioritizes views.

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Blackened steel structural moment frame for seismic resilience draws eye to sleek, handleless SieMatic upper cabinetry. SieMatic’s streamlined profile perfectly frames the dramatic Calacatta Statuario honed marble backsplash from Meta Marble and Granite. Moon raises the Thermador exhaust hood to showcase it. Same marble island features waterfall bookends. Waterstone faucet paired with Julien sink. Trio of Tech Lighting pendants. A pair of Electrolux refrigerators/freezers are joined for larger storage opportunities. Lengo Bastone wide plank ROMA European Elegance, European White Oak flooring.

Where the Trees Meet the Water

Magic happened when the owner of this prime real estate overlooking Lake Washington and downtown Seattle hired architect, designer, landscaper Paul Moon of Paul Moon Design and DME Construction to raze his 1970s Bellevue home and design/build an ultra-modern house nestled amongst a forest of stately Douglas firs.

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The new home, built to fit the vernacular of the historic compound, is situated on a knoll above great lawn looking toward Salish Sea through Quantum aluminum clad lift and slide doors. Custom dining table with stackable DWR profile chairs.

Island Retreat

When a young couple purchased a historic family compound on Orcas Island that included 10 outbuildings and an oddly modified central house that needed to be razed, they chose DeForest Architects and NB Design Group of Seattle to design a common space for multiple friends and family to come together to share.

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The mixed use of metals in the Thermador stovetop and hood, and brass pot-filler faucet and cabinet hardware work to add some sparkle to the room’s other surfaces. Open shelving provides convenient storage for plates, bowls and other dishes.

A Lighter Look

Interior Designer Molly Brown of Molly Brown Creative teamed with Venetian Stone Works to transform her home’s much-outdated kitchen, sourcing Calcutta marble from the same quarry outside Verona, Italy that Michelangelo used. The result – a bright, expansive and fully functional family-friendly space perfect for entertaining.

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Elizabeth Stretch of Stretch Design chose vital colors to enliven the living space: burgundy rug; fuchsia furnishings pop against Shou Sugi Ban fireplace.

Bayview Modern

David Coleman Architecture transformed a single-story Mid-Century Modern home overlooking Elliott Bay into a TWO-story, light-filled home with Danish Modern style and ambiance tied to multiple outdoor spaces. Mark Schilperoort of SBI Construction brought the complex design to life, including craning in the hefty steel package, and skillfully burying it.

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Lawton provides panache and comfort to the underused large living area with a pair of Moss Studio ottomans on brass bases. Upholstered in Pierre Frey bouclé fabric, the ottomans are not only beautiful, but kid-friendly as well. United Carpets Ltd. textured sisal rug adds ballast to existing plush rug. Sofa pillows provide texture and dynamic visuals to homeowners’ existing sofas and chairs.

Palette Play

Perplexed about how to take full advantage of the spacious living area in the 1930s Laurelhurst home they just purchased, this young family discovered a kindred spirit in Seattle interior designer Kat Lawton of Kat Lawton Interiors to whom they turned for advice.

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Three ergonomically designed raised brick planting beds with broad brick lips for lounging; located between BBQ, juice bar and she shed.

Farm to Table

A combination of unique entertaining areas, raised garden beds, and a relaxing she shed were created to bring the outside in in a way that relates intimately to one another despite their juxtaposition to the otherwise expansive spaces found in this 4,311 sq. ft. Home.

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Luck’s bright orange tea kettle was just one of the inspirational pieces from which Todd took her colorway clues. A Pendleton National Park – Crater Lake blanket that graces a pair of Vanguard barstools is another. A large repeat patterned Vervain short pile Italian velvet inspired the varied upholstery patterns on each chrome dining chair. Angular custom metalwork base replaces the original metal base on the handcrafted table to reiterate the airiness of Sierra Pacific metal windows.

Eclectic Vibe

International business executive Kristin Luck and Portland interior designer Angela Todd of Angela Todd Studios met at a time when Luck was at a critical crossroads in life.

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A rustic ceramic subway tile reaches from the countertop to the ceiling and echoes the tones used in both the revamped kitchen and casual eating area. Counters throughout are Cambria Torquay quartz. One window grew to a larger window and French doors to allow access to the large backyard and to let the light stream in. The couple, who are not fans of upper cabinets, limited their use to one corner, which provides a coffee station.

A Kitchen to Flip Over

A Salem couple flips their kitchen from front to back and is rewarded with an open, welcoming workspace, a new casual eating area and better flow to the backyard at one end and living areas at the other.

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High-Contrast Modern

The design brief for the kitchen and bath remodels of a Seattle home was make it all memorable, make it all modern and make it all something that the homeowners’ friends and family will definitely talk about.

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