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Coates Design

Coates Design is an architecture firm based in Seattle that specializes in sustainable design. Their vision: is that buildings, when thoughtfully designed, will uplift the spirit, nourish the mind and contribute to the health of our bodies while respecting the environment in which they are placed. I would certainly be uplifted if any of the spaces below belonged to me. :) Matthew Coates and his crew are clearly lovers of wood, concrete, and W I N D O W S!!

Reader Comments (14)

these are so gorgeous!!

13 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSupal

Love the open spaces, interesting flooring inserts and the lighting fixtures. Would give my right arm to
live in any one of these.

13 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna-Vancouver

Love these spaces! I'm wondering if you could tell us where the living furniture was purchased in the first set of photos. I'm a sucker for furniture on legs!

13 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Wow! Very nice.

13 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMackapär Ulrika


13 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Love it. Looks like they draw inspiration from some of our contempory vernacular in Australia. I could see this house in a trendy Melbourne suburb.

14 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChantaeux

You had me at sustainable design. Wood is absolutely gorgeous and this green home shows off some serious eco-style!

14 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZsa Zsa

beautiful spaces...loving the bocci lights on wooden ceiling combo in image 4....flooring is nice too...

14 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShivangi

What lovely homes. I'm ready to move in.

14 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenter4eyed

This is my favorite kind of builoding!!

14 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoberto Pujol

thanks to everyone for the wonderful feedback - ~!
visit our website for more information and do feel free to contact us with any specific questions about our projects.

14 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterseattle architects

It's where Rob and Laura Petrie would be living now! Very much a truly updated 1950's POV. The monolithic backside is a surprise, but a good one. I've always loved the 'public buildings' high sweep of windows thing. The lighting is wonderful - not just one or two of the pendants, but all of them; not too matchy, but definitely informed by the same aesthetic.

I'm not entirely certain what the 6th pic is - the entry way? It has the ambiance of a public library entry - not a bad thing, very calm and peaceful - but a bit strange to find in a residence~!

15 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

I love this post! Being from the Pacific Northwest makes me love this style of architecture, especially when it's displaying such beautiful nature all around it. Thanks for sharing!

There's something very Twilight about these.
Perhaps the Pacific Northwest thing.

17 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEloisa

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