Eggleston Farkas Architects

(206) 283-0250

Services Provided
Full service modern architectural design, from site selection and feasibility analysis, design and construction documents, permit submittals, and through the construction phase.

Areas Served
Seattle & vicinity, San Juan Islands, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, and beyond.

Business Description
Eggleston|Farkas Architects is a small collaborative practice specializing in modern architectural design. Our award-winning residential & commercial projects - both new and remodeled - have been called "sleek, aesthetic, and highly livable - contemporary designs that remain sensitive to the Northwest." We strive for each of our projects to respond to the owners' needs, the special character of the site & climate, as well as the everyday realities of building codes, construction practices, and costs. This personal attention to aspiration & budget, concept & detail, imagination & reality, allows us to create work that is "rigorously legible, a modest and elegant expression in an exciting but calm and disciplined voice."

Certification and Awards
fab40: Wallpaper*
Top 50 NW Architects: NW Home
Seattle’s Top Architects: NW Home+Garden
Seattle 100: SH&L
Honor|Merit|Citation Awards: AIA Seattle+NW&Pacific
Home of the Year: SH&L
House of the Month:
Sustainable & Residential Awards: ECCA
Seattle, WA US 
Eggleston|Farkas Architects 
1821 Tenth Ave W,
Seattle, Washington,
United States, 98119 
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What to consider if you want to stop relying on public utilities — or just have a more energy-efficient home Full Story
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Living lightly does not have to be more expensive, if you just think things out. Our 20-year old Colorado home for our family of 4 is well insulated, sited to utilize passive solar, and we pay an average of $100 per month for gas and electricity combined (more in the winter, hardly anything in the spring and fall). Subsidies are out there! Next month, we're getting solar panels put on, and we'll pay our gas bill, but then only $85 per month for electricity for the next 12 years. After that, it's free! That's only $10 more per month than we have been paying for electricity. I still line-dry our clothes as often as I can, and we buy used whenever possible.

As far as living off the grid being expensive, my sister lived in a cabin in WV for years, with a double-seater outhouse on 500 acres. She originally paid $50 a month in rent, but when her boyfriend (now husband) moved in, her rent was bumped to $100.
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Great article! Thank you so much! I live in Utah and in the news recently, people that have solar systems have to pay! I'm not sure how all that works, but it's pretty ridiculous. That's like saying if you live in the shade, they will charge you for the lumber usage from the trees! Seriously though, this is a great idea for those who want to live a little greener.
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Glad you like it. The floor is "Desert Beige" slate tile. The wood is stained fir. Credit belongs to Hensel Design Studios for developing the material palette:
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I don't have the exact specification for the swaging products used. We worked directly with the steel fabricator, and he came up with the swaged end fittings and cable for us to approve. Basically, it's stainless steel cable with swaged end fitting through holes in the stair tread extensions.

In case it helps, here are links to a couple of cable sources:


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Thank you so much for the quick response, I appreciate it.
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Review by Kevin Monohan / Avalon NW:

We have worked with Allan and John on several projects over the past 14 years and it has always been a joy. Yes, they are absolutely creative and capable, but ...
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Review by Melissa Koch Fine Art Studio:

This is a wonderful architectural practise, creating exciting original contemporary design. I have had the great pleasure of painting a number of wall mural tre...
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Review by Barbara Lycett Landscape Design:

After many years of admiring modern home designs by Eggleston Farkas Architects, we hired them to design our custom modern home on a large sloping lot in Seattl...
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Review by Hensel Design Studios:

I have collaborated with EFA on many projects over many years now and chose to hire them for the design of my own home. They are very talented, professional an...
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We were very pleased to have been asked to be a part of the Meadow Creek House designed by Eggleston Farkas Architects. They chose our woven wire mesh as an ext...
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Review for Melissa Koch Fine Art Studio:

Melissa has painted murals in three projects that we designed in collaboration with Hensel Design Studios. In all three, Melissa's artwork was perfectly tailor...
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Review for Hensel Design Studios:

We have collaborated with Hensel Design Studios on several projects. Steven has an amazing sense of style. His ideas, furniture design & selection, color & ma...
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Review for Barbara Lycett Landscape Design:

Barbara Lycett was the landscape designer and we were the architects for the Meadow Creek House. The project involved a large parcel with a wide range of const...
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We collaborated with Avalon Northwest on the water feature, plantings, irrigation, and exterior lighting elements for the Boat Bay House, for which we were the ...
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We love specifying Cascade Coil Drapery's products. It's a great material, and they've been very helpful working with us on custom details and applications. T...
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