Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects

360-629-3441 206-331-5123
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
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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10031 SR 532, Ste B, Stanwood, Wa. 2316 Fairview Ave.E.,
Seattle, Washington,
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I was curious on what the surface of the deck material is? Is it wood or concrete?
Love the railing!
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The surface of the the deck is an elastomeric system from "Duradek".

You can take a look at their web site for more information. http://www.duradek.com/
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The heat of the fireplace is contained in the fire box, so the ambient heat does not heat up the metal surround to an extra ordinary level.

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Hi burroaks,

If you would like to give me a call I would be happy to talk to you about your project.

Dan
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Hi Camozzi,

The range hood was purchased by the homeowner.

Sorry I do not have a record of the brand.

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Hi Pauls,

Yes the chimney is covered in stucco and the diagonal lines are control joints.


Thanks for asking !

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The front entry landscaping is the best I have seen on Houzz. I love it and am going to try to use the general idea in my own home. thank you for such great ideas.
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Thanks easwinney !

Scott Lankford was the landscape architect for this project.

He also has a Houzz page if you want to take a look.

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Hi mjschneider28,

The fireplace is sheathed in sheets of mill finish steel.
It is a gas fireplace and I believe the manufacturer is Heat and Glo.

Thanks for the question !

Dan
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Hi kabeattie,

The home owner picked their own colors.

Sorry I do not know this one.

Take Care,

Dan
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Hi idkmarch,

The overhead doors came from the Over Head Door Company.
You can check out their web site for more information about r values and weather striping.

Thanks for checking in !

Dan
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the cabinets for this home were made out of alder.

Thanks for asking !
Dan
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The panels were manufactured by Modular Arts.

Hope this helps !

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The Overhead Door Company.
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Southern yellow pine with a dark stain 6" wide.
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The cabinets are alder. I am not sure about the stain color. The homeowner did his own interiors.

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The cabinets and counter tops are alder.

The homeowner did his own interiors for this project and did a great job !

Dan
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The homeowner found this sink. It's pretty cool. and fits the bath very well !
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Chelsea gray.
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H2K Design picked these colors, and would probably have them on record.
H2K collaborates on many of our projects and they always do a fantastic job !

They have a Houzz site if you would like to look them up.

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Hi Shannon,

The garage doors are black. I am not sure of the exact shade.

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Coastal Gray, Olympic Stain.
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Is there a way to find out the color. It is tricky to pick one that looks so good with the light wood. Tanks!
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I"m sorry I really cant find that out.

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Each metal panel is 18" wide with an interlocking seam. The ribs you see are where each panel interlocks. You can see how this works if you try googleing standing seam metal roofs.

Hope this helps.
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I meant the little rises in the metal on the flat part of the panels, between the seams. My roofer says they're important to prevent "oil canning" and I'm trying to decide which of the formations -- pencil ribs or striations, which are kind of wavy, would look best. Thanks for replying!
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The roofer is correct the slight ridges in the panel do prevent oil canning.

Can the roofer provide sample roof panels for you to look at ?

The panels used on this house are manufactured by AEP.

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wts the finish on the fireplace wall. thanks
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The finish is stucco applied with a hand towel.

Thanks for asking,
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The homeowner picked out the pendant light, and it works very well in this space.

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I am not really sure how it will work to wash the bricks with semi transparent stain.

It is always a good idea to try it out on a sample or consult with a local painting contractor.

Take Care,
Dan
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No, it's not actually using a semi-transparent stain, the technique just (I think) mimics the look of a semi-transparent stain over cedar. I would definitely get a professional, especially because the technique of lime washing is so complicated. All of the examples I've seen on brick are much lighter, like a white washing. But I think the warm gray would be really beautiful. It wouldn't look as flat and one dimensional as painting the brick would. Then I could have the shed dormer vinyl replaced with cedar shingles with the coastal gray (or similar). Very exciting we move in less than five weeks. Let the renos begin!
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hi Jenny,

The home owner picked his own colors for this house. He did a great job !

Dan
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Thanks! I was hoping you would say that. I am looking into them for my house, hard to visual with just a sample
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Glad this helped !
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