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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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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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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Renaissance English

Thanks to Kat Lawton Interiors, this new kitchen for a Tudor home on Mercer Island has an old soul, all while combining fluid function, durable materials, and an abundance of storage.

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City Sanctuary

Magic happened when a talented architecturally trained designer Chris Chin of Vizit Studio and his wife Mandy purchased a triangular plot of land on a busy corner of one of Seattle’s iconic neighborhoods and hired Tim Hossner of rho Architects to co-design a very private Zen-like oasis expertly built by Brent Heath of E&H Construction.

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Violas & Roses

A charming display of Viola ‘Nature Antique Shades’ in shades of cream, caramel, mauve, blush, and gold are perfection in a footed terra cotta pot. Paired here with David Austin rose, ‘Wollerton ...

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East Meets West

Portland designer Garrison Hullinger teams with an East Coast architect to create a colonial home with contemporary interiors in Connecticut.

 The kitchen is my favorite room in the house for entertaining, doing homework and being together,  says Jennifer, who worked with Garrison to add a more modern take to the initial drawings, including picking the statement stone, cabinet fronts, hardware, colors, cabinet style, faucets, perimeter countertops, and backsplash.
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