Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects

(360) 629-3441
www.designsnw.com/

Services Provided
Architecture, Master Planing, Interior Design.

Areas Served
Seattle, Everett, Stanwood/ Camano Isand, Skagit Valley, San Juan Islands

Business Description
Designs Northwest Architects is one of the Pacific Northwests leading residential architecture and planning firms,recognized for its innovative exploration of design. Primarily serving the region from Seattle to the beautiful Skagit Valley and San Juan Islands.

Dan Nelson has been the principal architect at Designs Northwest Architects for over twenty two years and specializes in custom residential and waterfront homes.

Homes designed by Dan have been featured in International publications (The Lake Union Float Home is featured in the June/July 2012 issue of the French publication Architecture BOIS ), as well as national and regional publications such as
Better Homes and Gardens: Week End Homes, Remodeling Ideas For Your Home and Home Plan Ideas. His houses have also been featured in Seattle Homes and Lifestyle Magazine, and Northwest Home Magazine.

Recently his work has been posted on several popular architectural web sites including : Contemporist, Architizer, and Freshome.

Designs Northwest Architects has received twelve awards for design excellence from the Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and in January 2012 the Lake Union Float Home was selected for the Northwest Home - Seattle A.I.A. Home of the Month tour.

Certification and Awards
Boston Architectural College, Bachelor of Architecture 1982

Columbia University, MS in Architecture 1984
and Building Design 1983

Dan has received 12 Awards for Design Excellence from the Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
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Seattle, WA US 
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10031 SR 532, Ste B, Stanwood, Wa. 2316 Fairview Ave.E.
Seattle, WA 98102 
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Hi mherzog2014,

The island was custom designed be H2K Design and fabricated by the builder, Jack La Casse. Here is a link to their Houzz site http://www.houzz.com/pro/gkuhl/h2k-design-inc

Take Care,
Dan
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The home owner selected the paint color for the exterior of this house as well as the interiors. She did a great job !

Dan
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The joints are reveals between the wood panels. The ceiling is painted black and there is
a one inch space between the panels.

Take Care,
Dan
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The home owner selected the stain color on this one.
The stone is Montana Ledge Stone. You could get a sample of the stone and go to your local paint store and find a stain that would complement it.

Hope this helps !

Danj
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Jon R. Sayler, Architect AIA PS
Thanks for the information.....Trespa panels look like an amazing product with endless opportunities.
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No Problem, hope this works for you !
Dan
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We were thrilled that our Spike/Pool area rug was selected for the Tsunami House. Designs Northwest Architects and the team from H2K Design were a pleasure to work with. Such beautiful work! Read More
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H2K Design selected the Angela Adams "Spike" rug for the interiors of the "Tsunami House", designed by my architectural firm, Designs Northwest Architects. They could not have picked a better piec... Read More
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Hi Benjamin,

In the US, The Overhead Door Co. supplies double glazed glass overhead doors.

You may have to do some internet resarch to find a supplier in the UK.

Dan
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I went to this project with the owner to look into doing his concrete floors.
I have to say that was the most breath taking house ever! You do amazing work!
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Home Image Interiors
This looks awesome! What is the "gravel" or rock that is used as the walkways? Thanks
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The gravel is a 5/8 "- dark Skagit grey, laid over structural fabric that the edging block is glued to. This keeps it in plane and level. Scott Lankford was the landscape architect for this project and you can check out his Houzz site: ww.houzz.com/pro/scottlankford/lankford-associates-landscape-architects.

Thanks for asking !

Dan
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Is this a stain color..and if so, who sells it?
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This is a solid body stain. I am sorry I do not recall the brand of stain the contractor used.

Take Care Dan
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The homeowner selected the chandelier. Sorry I do not know where he located it.

Thanks for the great compliment !

Dan
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Thanks for answering, Dan! The whole room is gorgeous!
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The ceiling is pine and the homeowner selected the finish. I believe it has a clear varnish.

Hope this helps !

Dan
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We used several to elevate the small barbecue to waist height - much easier for an enjoyable BBQ. We like it so much we're working on designing a permanent installation to include a wind shield bit behind the grill, storage areas, and a worktop to hold condiments and utensils.
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Similar. I use a clay brick wine storer to store kindling. Dries it beautifully. No kindling at the moment it's 'summer'.
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The door is 3'-6" x 8'-0".
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Hello. We are looking for a dutch door, for a home also on Whidbey! Can you tell me where you purchased this one? Thanks!!
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The home owner selected this particular shade of white.

It is nice because it is not too stark. It has warmth to complement the Chelsea Gray.

Dan
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The balusters are welded together and the material is mill finish steel, coated with penetrol.

Thanks for asking !

Dan
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ok the rails are mill finish from what I can tell, but the Ballusters look to be shiny more like stainless steel? Can you confirm.
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The home owner selected the species and stain color.

He did a great job, it really fits the house.!

Dan
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The shingle are western red cedar with a semi transparent stain.

The homeowner picked her own colors for this and did a wonderful job !

Take Care,
Dan
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Dan Nelson of Designs NW was responsible for the minor miracle we now call home. We fell in love with a totally nonfunctional A Frame perched on 120 feet just ...
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Most recently recognized for a unique and modern solution to a waterfront location problem, The Tsunami House on Camano Island, Dan Nelson maintains the highest...
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My wife and I worked with Dan for over seven years on the construction of our "Tsunami House" on Camano Island, WA. Dan handled all discussions with Island Coun...
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Designs Northwest Architects has worked with Jack Lacasse on several custom homes. Jack is a great craftsman and is always sensitive to our clients budget and t...
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Scott Lankford and I have worked together for many wonderful clients over the past several years and we have a very similar approach when it comes to working w...
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I have collaborated with Garrett Kuhlman and Wendy Kennedy of H2K design on numerous architectural projects over the last 15 years and have found Garrett and We...
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