AIA Home of Distinction

AIA Seattle Home of Distinction: Thinking Big to go Small

Architect, homeowners overcome sizable challenges

Pullman residents Iris and Mark Lange purchased a century-old Green Lake farmhouse in 2014 as a possible residence for a son…

Sean Meyers

AIA Seattle Home of Distinction: Gear Shift

Winthrop home serves as both storage space and cozy residence

Meet the California Closets of outdoor enthusiasm. Never has a more disagreeable tangle of incompatible geometric shapes and lumpy accessories been perpetrated…

Sean Meyers

AIA Seattle Home of Distinction: Cozy and Comfy

Vacation home borrows from Scandinavian, European mountain designs

It is sometimes the role of the artist to jar clients from their comfort zone. It is not common for…

Sean Meyers

AIA Home of Distinction: Turning Up the Brightness in a Mercer Island Split-Level

A practical, tech-minded homeowner focused on light, lifestyle and seamless design

Plate-glass railings and a steel-grate deck maximize daylight on both floors of this home

Gemma Wilson

AIA Home of Distinction: Central District Triplex Provides a Blank Canvas for Bold Design Strokes Inside and Out

'We wanted to create a model for urban living, where we have potentially six homes: three townhomes and then the three Airbnb or mother-in-law units'

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL: Architects and partners Steven Lazen and Kailin Gregga live in one unit of the Central District triplex nicknamed Big Mouth House; Lazen loves to cook, so he opted for a big kitchen featuring this island with a six-burner stovetop

Jennifer Pinto

AIA Home of Distinction: Seattle Couple Doubles Size of Small Floating Home for a Modern Upgrade

Seattle professionals live the good life in their floating dream home on Lake Union

FLOAT ON :Gone is the original 679-square-foot, turn-of-the-century cottage that sat on this Lake Union raft—in its place, a 1,500-square-foot modern home that checks all the boxes on the owners’ wish list

Jennifer Pinto

AIA Home of Distinction: Couple Makes Light the Focal Point in This View Ridge Remodel

A View Ridge couple rebuild their hillside home to let the sunshine in

ALL DECKED OUT: Homeowners Tom and Amy Gaffney rebuilt their 1939 home to bring more light in; the deck, which looks over Lake Washington, is one of the couple’s favorite spots to hang out in the summer

Jennifer Pinto

AIA Home of Distinction: Couple Thinks Small in WA’s Methow Valley

For an adventurous couple, small living in Washington’s Methow Valley offers big benefits

ALL DECKED OUT: Architect Margo Peterson-Aspholm designed the 800-square-foot Brazilian hardwood deck to integrate with both the home and the meadow. The result is this covered floating deck with steps

Jennifer Pinto

AIA Home of Distinction: Leschi House Gets an Eco-Friendly Addition

Five years after moving into their dream home, a Seattle couple builds a backyard dwelling with benefits

SUN ROOF: The owners wanted the cottage to be as green as possible, so Chadbourne + Doss Architects added solar panels to match those of the main house

Jennifer Pinto