Point Roberts Residence Featured in Seattle Magazine, January 2017

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 […]

Kirkland Residence Featured in The Seattle Times, February 1999

An Imaginative Outlook

Seattle Times: February 1999

“This home is an example of imagination overcoming constraints.”

“Because the owners are a young family who like to entertain informally, the main floor is mostly one large living/dinning/cooking area finished in simple materials, such as stained concrete floors and a sealed concrete kitchen counter. There are four bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. The judges particularly liked the home’s rear glass façade, and found the main floor’s open space very pleasing.”

Kirkland Residence Featured In Fine Homebuilding, March 2000

Northwestern Modern
Creative us of inexpensive materials open spaces shape a new Seattle house.

Fine Homebuilding Magazine: March 2000

“It was a familiar scenario: Young professional couple wants a stylish home with four bedrooms, garage, home office, great view of local scenery and low price tag. Sounds like the recipe for every other spec house, doesn’t it? Usually, the house ends up looking like every other spec house, too. But this house was different.”

“They bought their small lot in Kirkland, Washington, from their future next-door neighbor. As part of the […]

Spring Hill Residence Featured in The Seattle Times, August 2000

Flexible floor plan keeps the options in spec house

The Seattle Times: August 13, 2000

“The House: Most architect-designed homes are built for a specific client who has well-defined needs. This “spec” house, in a popular west Kirkland neighborhood, was not. As a result, its architect faced a challenge: How to design a one-of-a-kind custom house, tailored to sire, that would meet the needs of an unknown buyer.”

“The result is a two-story home, that orients rooms around a central core so they flow easily, capturing light and views of lake […]

Spring Hill Residence Featured in Seattle Times, February 2001


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 […]

Norway Hills Wins AIA Home of the Year, Seattle Times 2002

Light Fantastic
Honest and Smart, This Gamble Paid Off

Seattle Times/ American Institute of Architects:February 2002 AIA Home of the Year

Seattle Times/ American Institute of Architects:August 2000 AIA Home of the Month

“Given the go-ahead by builder, Rhodes so successfully turned his pavilion concept into a three-bedroom Bothell-area house that it sold twice. Even before it was completed, it went to a young family. The second time it sold a panel of judges, becoming what may be the first spec house ever to win The Seattle Times/ American Institute […]

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