Project Type: House

“Living in this timeless house is like living in the most functional piece of art. We love and appreciate every aspect of this home.”Christine NeedhamFort Ward Bunker House Bainbridge Island, WashingtonSite A hilltop occupied by a decommissioned military bunker – the fire control station for Gunnery Nash at Fort Ward at the south end of […]

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“As an interior designer that had worked extensively with E|FA, the firm was our first choice to design our dream home.  They did not disappoint.  The collaboration produced a magnificent home that we cherished for many years.”Steven HenselHensel-Jennings Residence Seattle, WashingtonSite A small lot with a decrepit house on the south slope of Queen Anne […]

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House for a Cabinetmaker

“I’ve always loved what E|FA came up with for a bit more privacy, setting the home on an elevated base so our outdoor space is up in the trees and air.”Caleb BruceHouse for a CabinetmakerEugene, OregonSite A narrow lot sloping gently away from the street. An existing gravel drive and small accessory dwelling unit (ADU) […]

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“Designing & building a house is never easy.  Thankfully John and Allan were totally engaged with us throughout the process.   Twelve years have passed and this house has only gotten better: the siting, the detailing, the materials, and the craftsmanship.  It is a real joy to live here.”Joan GrayLittle Creek Residence Eugene, OregonSite A linear […]

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“Visiting this project put a smile on all our faces, with its Zen-like simplicity and elegance of detail.”AIA Seattle Honor AwardsMathieson Residence Seattle, WashingtonSiteLocated on the historic Olmstead Brothers Queen Anne Loop, the site originally housed a flower shop which, with its adjacent greenhouses, supplied flowers for the neighboring cemetery and the Pike Place Market. […]

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A design that reflects the constraints and opportunities of the local climateE|FAMaunaloa House Honolulu, HawaiiSite A corner lot in a residential neighborhood with ocean, mountain, and Diamond Head views from an upper floor. The tropical climate dictated the need for solar shading and cross ventilation. An existing one-story house was to be relocated to the […]

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“We love our beautiful house and we loved working with Allan & John.  They managed to address all of our needs & wants while maintaining the style & quality they are known for.  We are thrilled with the results. “The HomeownersMeadow Creek House Seattle, WashingtonSite A large sloping site with western views to Puget Sound […]

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“They did a great job of just framing the view and making us feel like we are all alone here.”Kristen MorleyMorley Residence Poulsbo, WashingtonSite Located near Agate Pass Bridge on the Inside Passage of Puget Sound, between Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island. Its waterfront site is well screened from neighbors to the east by landscaping, but […]

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“There’s not a minute when I don’t look at something and think, ‘This is great.'”LindaSeola Beach House Seattle, WashingtonSite The waterfront property for this project is long and narrow, situated on Seola Beach with a view across Puget Sound to Vashon Island. That portion of the site allowable for construction was quite small. A steep […]

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“Our home is an urban retreat, perfectly designed for our lifestyle.” Christine ShigakiSSH Houses Seattle, WashingtonSite This project involves two related but free-standing houses on adjacent city properties. Each site presented a difficult slope up from the street. Maximum building height regulations and setback requirements defined a fairly small building envelope for each.Program There is […]

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“Cooking together with all the open space and the view is definitely more fun.” Leslie PiacitelliView Ridge Mid Century Remodel Seattle, WashingtonSite An east-facing, existing mid-century modern house in the View Ridge neighborhood of Seattle.Program Remodel and refresh a mid-century residence improving the overall functionality, thermal comfort, and livability.Solution The homeowners lived in this home […]

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“We’re enjoying the fruits of our labor.  Watching and listening to the rain on our roof is enjoyment in itself.” Michael ThompsonCavehill Seattle, WashingtonSite Cavehill is a substantial alteration of an existing single-story house on the west slope of Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill. A neighboring house blocked potential dramatic views to Puget Sound and the […]

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“It’s been 10 years since we moved in, and we love the design now as much as we did then.”Marilyn & Craig TuohyBoat Bay House Seattle, WashingtonSite A major alteration of an existing house on a sloping site with a panoramic eastern view of Seward Park, Lake Washington, and Mount Baker. Contrasting the views to […]

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