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Switching coasts from Brooklyn to Portland gave architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin a new set of unexpected clients: three young hens.
This Shining Seattle Home Revels in Bright Simplicity
A streamlined material palette and crisp white interiors frame an art-filled home in the Pacific Northwest.
A Jim Cutler–Designed Beaux Arts Contemporary Asks $5.2M
Massive counter-weighted windows encase the facade—framing views of equally enormous Douglas firs.
Before & After: A Drab Midcentury Outside Seattle Gets Infused With California Surfer Vibes
A fashion designer asks Wittman Estes to revamp this 1969 Mercer Island home with her Southern California roots in mind.
This Pristine Portland Midcentury Will Let You Live Among the Trees for $1.35M
The 1955 stunner boasts forest views from every room.
A $70K Remodel Turns a Tiny Oregon Cabin Into an Idyllic Home for a Family of Four
Nine years ago, Jessica Helgerson turned a former goose check station into the perfect tiny house for her family.
Before & After: A Dim, Cookie-Cutter Craftsman in Portland Now Basks in Natural Light
Local firm Beebe Skidmore was enlisted to spearhead “Operation...
Before & After: A Punchy Perforated Screen Fills This Vancouver Apartment With Light
This compact apartment in Vancouver’s Armoury District has an inspired solution for bringing light to the ground floor.
The Only Thing More Spectacular Than This Island Home Is the Surrounding Landscape
Mwworks designs a multigenerational family home for a stunning site on Whidbey Island.
Denver’s Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
Halving It All
David Sarti’s little red house in Seattle’s sleepy Central District proves that a bit of land, ambition, and carpentry know-how can go a long way.
A New Slant
In Seattle, where others saw only a severe slope and lack of municipal hookups, one couple spotted their ticket to their dream home.
A Minimalist Home in Seattle Embodies a Simpler Way of Life
Sited among lush trees on an 11,303-square-foot lot, this tranquil dwelling is deeply connected to nature.
The New Home on the Block That Uses 90% Less Energy
A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.
A 1925 Portland Home Is a Rad Mashup of 20th-Century Styles
A local design firm draws from many eras for a Portland renovation.
Construction Diary: A Self-Taught Designer Makes a Career Switch After Building an Artful ADU
An advertising strategist in Portland, Oregon, builds a minimalist retreat in her own backyard—and launches her own design business in the process.
A family selects prefab to make sure their new home, located 1,700 miles away, is turnkey-ready upon their arrival.
It Takes a Village
On Washington's lush Bainbridge Island, one community strives for quality of life as a sustainable initiative.
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the outdoors.
An Architect and His Preteen Daughter Built This Tiny Backyard Retreat Together
On Bainbridge Island, Jim and Hannah Cutler create a cabin for reading and working.
An Eclectic Paciﬁc Northwest Cottage
For his latest collaboration with a repeat client, interior designer Brian Paquette burnishes an eclectic Paciﬁc Northwest cottage’s charm.
A 1901 Craftsman in Seattle Gets a Svelte Cantilevered Addition
Blending old with new, a major remodel of this early 20th-century home includes a new rear designed by Best Practice Architecture.
Grab This Custom-Built Island Home in Northwest Washington For $513K
Sited on Guemes Island, this striking abode has a lovingly handcrafted interior and a beautiful history.
A Designer Updates a 1971 Home by Celebrated Washington Architect Moritz Kundig
Josh Hissong takes on the mantle of one of Washington’s most noted architects with a reverent renovation.
Eco Materials and Huge Windows Connect This Striking Home to its Environment
This two-bedroom, three-bathroom Seattle home is a tranquil haven for an active couple.
A Tall, Skinny Home Makes the Most of a Narrow Lot in Portland, Oregon
Despite its name, Waechter Architecture’s Slender House stretches out to make its site the real home.
A Darkened Cedar Dwelling in Portland Embodies “Less But Better” Design
After debating whether to renovate or rip up a wobbly old house, a family in Portland, Oregon, opts to start fresh and unlock the site’s full potential.
Before & After: It’s Hard to Believe This Sleek Modernist Sanctuary Started as a 1950s Ranch House
After a major renovation, a midcentury home with some of the best views in Portland, Oregon, takes on a drastically new look.
The Firm Behind the Legendary Apple Store Reimagines a Nike VP’s 1950s Home
Known for its unrivaled views, a ranch-style home in Portland, Oregon, gets a glass-centric overhaul.
A Washington State Midcentury Breaks Free of Bad Remodels
Rerucha Studio adds a wall of glass and a Japanese-inspired garden to Art Collector’s Retreat in Bellevue.