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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The tree is in back is a flowering cherry.

If you would like to read more about the landscape, here is a link to a Houzz Tour that featured this project. Scott Lankford was the landscape architect.




Thanks for your interest !

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jennilin, timkline's response was great. We typically use aluminum or stainless steel for outdoor applications. Maintenance is simple, you can hose off the aluminum or power wash the stainless steel. You can also use Simple Green and a soft brush to remove any heavy debris.
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Our builder suggested metal mesh stair and rail guards for the upper story of our new house. I was worried they'd look too industrial for our interior style, but instead the mesh provides the exact contemporary look we were going for.
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The home owner selected the paint colors for this home.

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The home owners selected this color. I agree they did a great job. It goes well with the roof color which is bronze.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

Dan
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The home owner selected the stain color for this one.

Sorry I can't help.

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The beam caps are stainless steel.
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Hi Chaleece,

Sorry I do not have floor plans available at this time.

Thanks for your comment though.

Dan
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I believe the purple plants are thyme.

You should check out Landscape Architect, Scott Lankford on Houzz.

He did the landscape design for this project.

Thanks for asking !
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
Thanks for your very nice comment about this stair detail.

The stair and stair railing was custom designed and fabricated.
The contractor was JP Land Builder Inc., Camano Island WA.

Take Care,
Dan
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The lower deck is hung from the deck column's because we could not put footings too close to the septic system in front of the house. The deck does not pull up, but it would be a great detail.
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The railings are aluminum. Check out Pheeny aluminum rail systems.

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These cabinets were custom manufactured and the material is zebra wood.
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Hi janelw123,

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Check out Simpson Doors.

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Where did you find this bench?
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The bench was built in.

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Yes the garage doors have double paned glass.

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Hi greengoat,

This house is approximately 3,500 sf.

Thanks for your nice comment !

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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