LIGHTHOUSE A Point Roberts family home emphasizes fresh air and natural light Seattle Magazine: January 2017 "When Rhodes’ Point Roberts clients bought an open, south-facing property (just shy of 1.5 acres) in Point Roberts with a water view and a scattering of mature maple trees, they were clear about one requirement for the future house: It would need to capture every scrap of daylight, even in winter. “Light all day long as much as possible really helps the mind and body feel good,” says the owners. The couple had previously lived in a rental in the woods and were ready to emerge from the gloom." "Seattle architect Tim Rhodes, of Rhodes Architecture + Light, responded to their needs with a [...]
Every room is a family room in this light and bright Medina home. A new home is designed with built-in fun for three generations - especially the youngest one. The Seattle Times: June 2016 By: Sandy Deneau Dunham Pacific NW magazine associate editor "The Clients, live with their three young children and Chiang’s mother in a striking, light-filled new home in Medina where every room is a family room, because every decision decided with architect Tim Rhodes and project architect Josh Meharry of Rhodes Architecture + Light was based on family." "They chose their woodsy, tiered half-acre lot (originally with a 1961 house) so their kids could “get into good schools and walk to a playground down the street,” The [...]
Northwest Living Transformed by Design The Seattle Times: September 2008 "Stocked with the tried and -true, a garden grows prolific and personal." "The strongest design element in the client’s front garden is a circular patio, round pond and water rill, inspired by the water feature at the entry to the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Silvery hellebores and a ‘Bloodgood’ maple are growing alongside the walkway."
LIGHT TOUCH Rhodes brings in light and banishes the cookie-cutter blueprint Seattle Magazine/Northwest Home: January 2008 Best of Home "Rhodes transformed an existing 1954 foundation into marvelous Magnolia Gardens, a quick-to-sell spec residence." "The Glade comprises three new homes on neighboring Magnolia lots and 19,000 square feet of gardens, rocks, streams, and pools. This in-progress residence on Puget Sound features two wings linked by a central dining hall. The mix of natural tones and materials makes for a warmly inviting kitchen in the Magnolia Gardens home." "If a recent project, Magnolia Gardens, is any indication, local homebuyers approve of his function-oriented design. The modern, utilitarian spec house—which has wide, sweeping overhangs that allow the owners to use outdoor spaces in [...]
Middle-Class Dreams Seattle Post-Intelligencer: December 27,2005 "Seattle Architects Make Brave Attempts at Designing Affordable Homes"
Deep Within, This was a Farmhouse The Rhodes' turned a cramped Seattle cottage into a family farmhouse Cottage Living: November 2005 "We realized that, deep within, this was sort of a farmhouse," says Tim. And treating it that way provided solutions for making it even better." “Looking closely at the existing structure of any house you’re thinking of changing. Pull the best out of it-but don’t think you have to slavishly follow any one style. A house can keep traditional elements and still have new and more playful characteristics.”
Seamless Addition The new second floor looks right at home. Sunset Magazine: September 2004 “When architect Tim Rhodes was hired to renovate a cramped 1950’s rambler on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill, he faced a common problem: How do you add a second floor without it looking like an addition? His solution was to redesign the façade.” “Working with the owners, Rhodes needed to integrate the second story with the existing brick-faced ground floor and avoid a top-heavy look.”. "To minimize the appearance of the home’s height, Rhodes separated the first and second stories with horizontal bands of green paint. The colors are similar in tone but different enough to be read as two layers. “The series of horizontal bands visually [...]
Farmhouse Revisited Architect Tim Rhodes makes a West Seattle home with an historic pedigree his own. Northwest Home + Garden: Fall 2003 "Rhodes never planned on buying the sorely neglected white clapboard farmhouse he was hired to remodel, which was originally built by REI founder Lloyd Anderson in 1932" "The idea was to keep the warm, homespun soul of the farmhouse, but add a sophisticated ambience as well as take advantage of the spectacular view." "Much has changed since Lloyd and Mary Anderson bought this half acre West Seattle lot perched on a hillside overlooking Blake Island and the Olympic Mountains."
AIA Open House Contractor casts his dreams in stone The Seattle Times: January 13,2003 "The house: Set along one of the prettiest streets in Magnolia, this house has stone-and-stucco exterior designed to blend with its neighbors." "The owners: Several things about the house particularly please them: the workable traffic patterns, the “surprise” way some rooms are hidden from view, and the materials."
SPEC, BUT SPECIAL Seattle Times Magazine: February 2001 "The Intent: “Most people live in houses built from ‘kit’ plans detailed by the builder,” observes Tim Rhodes. But he wondered: Could a for-sale house be “as complex and fulfilling a project as a house designed around a kitchen table with a family who will live in the spaces?” He decided the answer was a challenging yes." "Convinced that stock floor plans aren’t a good fit for how families really live, Rhodes decided this 3,0000 square-foot home wouldn’t have a strictly delineated living room, family room, entertainment room and den but rather flowing main-floor spaces set apart by elevation."