Anderson Gardens Featured in Cottage Living, November 2005

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.”

Queen Anne Residence Featured In Sunset, Sep 2004

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 […]

Anderson Gardens featured in Northwest Home + Garden, Fall 2003

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 […]

Magnolia Boulevard Featured in The Seattle Times, January 2003

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.”

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 […]

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 […]