The focal point of the great room is the dramatic fireplace wall, flanked by wood storage and bookshelves. An insert from Wittus – Fire by Design is surrounded by site-built hot-rolled steel from Johnsen Steel Works. An Eternity Modern sofa sits beneath a Minka-Aire Extreme H2O Ceiling Fan. In the dining room, a Bent Dining Table from Moe’s Home Collection is surrounded by Hay chairs.

Methow Valley

CAST Architecture and Bjornsen Construction fashion a Mazama home that not only frames the stunning views, but is tailor-made to the owners’ lifestyle, including plentiful ski storage, room for ping pong, and a protected dog run for their beloved pup.

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Dovetail General Contractors and Heliotrope Architects partner to craft this West Seattle home for Josiah Johnson and his wife. A private courtyard in the front doubles as outdoor space and shields the home from the street. “Over the past couple of years, it’s grown and turned into this secret garden, which has been really great,” says Josiah. A custom fold-down awning against the dark-stained cedar channel siding conceals a barbeque.

Oasis on the Waterfront

Dovetail General Contractors and Heliotrope Architects convert a tricky urban lot on a busy West Seattle street into an unexpected refuge by connecting the home’s interior to Puget Sound views and a private courtyard.

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Wrapping the rustic “Hewn” Napa Valley inspired home in Hewn grey cedar siding sets it against lush green landscape and native northwest plantings. Custom double entry doors lit by gas burning lanterns open onto great room with panoramic vista. Black trimmed Marvin windows from Parr Lumber echo four-car garage doors. EV charging station.

Wine Country Rustic

The “Hewn,” which swept the 2022 NW Natural Street of Dreams® Awards in Newberg, Oregon, was built by Chandler Willcuts of Del Boca Vista, LLC, in collaboration with interior designer Brittainy Tiffany of Tiffany Home Design, and residential draftsman Alyssa Wavra of Wavra Design Company.

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Custom cabinets in Iron Ore from Sherwin Williams prioritize plenty of storage. Their double height makes use of previously dead space at ceiling level. A clever pull-out coffee hub and lower drawers throughout make for easy access and tidy-up. The handmade tile backsplash from Cle Tile adds a bespoke, artisan texture.

Less White More Bright

Eschewing popular home-makeover trends, this family of five opted for something more dramatic. One significant structural change and a darkly masculine color palette transformed an oppressive 90s-era kitchen into a sophisticated and spacious place for entertaining and daily use.

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This new home in Portland revolves around its well-appointed great room, where a 30-foot stacking glass door opens to an outdoor room and the backyard. “The challenge was to create grand spaces that could be intimate for groups of people,” says designer Rick Berry of Scott Edwards Architecture. The engineered Walnut hardwood flooring is by the Graf Brothers.

Maple Rock

Thanks to an attentive team, including Scott Edwards Architecture, Hamish Murray Construction, and Katy Krider Interior Design, this Portland home is poised to serve its owners now – and well into the future – by balancing entertaining space with spots to wind down, creating a “canvas” to enjoy their favorite art and music, and integrating aging-in-place details.

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An updated floor plan transformed the dark and choppy ground floor. Andersen Windows & Doors bi-fold glass doors from Windows, Doors & More create two 12-foot openings in dining and living room. A mix of the clients’ furniture and custom pieces blends the contemporary and traditional in every room. The new lighting plan brought much-needed flexibility, including increased overhead lights like this Serena & Lily Chandelier in the dining room.

Neo-Dutch Redux

A dark, dated, 70s-era Dutch Colonial on Mercer Island gets a new lease on life. Expert space planning by designer Emily Johnston of 92 Maple Design Studio brought light, energy, and livability to this family of five’s dream home location.

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The custom, cast-in-place concrete pavers are a unique feature of this garden’s hardscapes. Formed, poured, and finished onsite, they lay a path to the front door but also step up to define the transition between niche areas of experience. Layered concrete walls obscure the road and driveway from the garden and create the sense of stepping into the house’s living areas while remaining outside. At the front door, modern mirrored orb hanging planters from CB2 add layers and light.

Oasis In The City

Landscape designer scot eckley composes personalized, open-air rooms for living. Hardscapes and organics combine architecturally to create a peaceful but functional garden sanctuary just a wall away from this busy, urban seattle neighborhood.

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Portland interiors firm casework and contractor hammer & hand join together to overhaul this southwest portland condo, bringing in more function, as well as a “purposeful, clean, and cultivated” aesthetic.

Condo Reimagined

The remodel started with the kitchen, where the couple like to cook every day. Custom cabinetry by Hammer & Hand and Precision Custom Cabinets has a sleek integrated handle, and is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Rushing River. Appliances like the Sub-Zero Classic refrigerator/freezer, Blue Star range, and Sub-Zero wine storage are from Eastbank Contractor Appliances. The homeowners’ existing dining table and chairs are illuminated by the Huxley small pendant by Park Studio LA.

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Folding Sierra Pacific door reveals entire lower-level seating area located in outdoor room. Staircase left up to back of main level. Steps up to spa at right.

Modern Fit

Long-time residents of this well-established community on the shores of Lake Washington chose Seattle architect Paul Moon of Paul Moon Design to create a relaxed, contemporary home worthy of its surroundings, while Moon relied on Bender Wasenmiller Custom Builders of Bellevue to bring his vision fully and expertly to life.

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Timeless Tudor

seattle interior designer emily ruff of cohesively curated interiors worked hand-in-glove with ruslan Opanasevych of complete construction & remodel to transform a previously remodeled but awkward kitchen in this classic 1926 seattle home overlooking lake washington into an elegant, light-filled gathering place that no one wants to leave.

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The home’s exterior is decidedly modern, including Hardi Panel and Trim Lap siding painted in a sleek Charcoal and Black Ink from Benjamin Moore. The custom door by Pivot Door Company is reached via an elevated walkway.

Coming Home

Transforming a mature lot on Mercer Island into a Northwest Contemporary home for a family of five was a harmonious collaboration between homeowner, designer, architect, and builder. Eschewing tradition, these world travelers knew precisely what they wanted – and didn’t want – resulting in a dynamic, elegant, and casually welcoming home.

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Designed by architect Ryan Stephenson and constructed by Travis Gaylord of Alchemy Building Company, this project is “not your standard box with white siding,” says Gaylord. The façade combines Mutual Materials Slim Brick with Marvin Ultra windows from Cherry Creek Windows & Doors.

City Intersect

As a lake surrounded by green space, Green Lake is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. Stephenson Design Collective and Alchemy Building Company join together to create a modern home on its edge, balancing privacy with porosity, and celebrating the unique views of nature in the middle of the city.

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Historic Translation

Studio AM Architects teamed with Bender Wasenmiller Custom Builders to transform this oft-remodeled 1904 Seattle home into a jewel of a family home with better flow, fabulous kitchen, congruent roofline, cohesive exterior, and a full third story.

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Room to Grow

Country living that is sophisticated, livable, and private comes of age on this pastoral landscape. A complete landscaping overhaul complements the adjacent home and homeowners’ outdoor lifestyle.

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The Yo-Ju Courtyard House is designed by Wittman Estes and built by DME Construction. It opens to a rear courtyard, which fosters privacy and a place for the owners’ three children to play. Expansive glass doors by Quantum line two walls, so as to merge the interior and exterior, and create partial views through the main floor. In the dining room, a Dylan Dining Table from CB2 is lit by a Stix LED Pendant Light by Sonneman Lighting.

Yo-Ju Courtyard House

Wittman Estes and DME Construction craft a private retreat surrounded by nature in the most unlikely of places: a busy city street.

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NKBA Award Winners 2022 Kitchen + Bath Design

Evolving trends to our fast-changing work and home lives call for stylish updates. Seattle’s NKBA 2022 Design Awards celebrate the industry’s
kitchen and bath designers’ latest projects. Time to get inspired!

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Trailblazing design studio William/Kaven Architecture transforms a busy corner of Northwest Portland with an extraordinary four-story modern home wrapped in exquisite terracotta tiles with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, impeccable landscaping, and a burbling water feature to drown out traffic noise, all immaculately constructed by iBuildPdx of Portland.

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Kristi Linsenmayer selected architects Dan Wickline and Brian Watzin of Prentiss + Balance + Wickline, alongside interior designer Emily Knudsen and Marble Construction, to help create her home in Ketchikan, Alaska. It cantilevers over the edge of its site to make the most of the surroundings. The shiplap cedar on the exterior of the home was milled locally and finished with Benjamin Moore Arborcoat, in black, while wraparound Koble VistaLuxe Windows further connect the interior to the outdoors.

A Dream Come True

With the help of a talented team, a Seattle pediatric dentist creates her dream home in Ketchikan, Alaska, as a place to settle in by the water and appreciate everything it has to offer, from relaxing sunset vistas to nighttime whale songs.

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By teaming with Cellar Ridge Construction of McMinnville, Seattle architect Nahoko Ueda was introduced to such trusted Oregon vendors as Portland Millwork, supplier of Andersen/Weiland Lift and Slide pocket doors and Western Window Systems, and Parr Lumber supplier of the emblematic horizontal cedar siding. An airy carport breaks up the mass of glass and steel, its roof deck now housing a hot tub providing a 360-degree view of the rolling Eola Hills.

Eola Hills

High on a hill above the Eola Hills wine country on one side with views of majestic mountain ranges and downtown Salem on the other, rises an 8,000 sq.ft. home designed by Ueda Design Studio and built by Cellar Ridge Construction of McMinnville whose simple, elegant lines echo Seattle architect Nahoko Ueda’s Japanese heritage.

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To adhere to the height restrictions, Telford + Brown dug into a bench on the hillside creating a linear, topically correct architectural design that opens every room to spectacular views of the Gorge, ranging from Mt. Adams to the north and Mt. Hood to the south. Easy Lock Standing Seam metal roofs in Charcoal from Taylor Metal in Salem, OR. Nakamoto Forestry charred Shou Sugi Ban Gendai Alkyd Oil Black siding.

Modern Simplicity

The combined talents, vision, and skills of Telford + Brown Studio Architecture and John Bloomster Construction, coupled with the passionate participation of the homeowners, served to bring this Mosier, Oregon, modern Pacific Northwest style home, which is perfectly nestled upon a ridge overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, vividly to life.

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