North Lake Wenatchee Cabin Photo: Ben Benschneider
DeForest Architects is a small firm with an inventive spirit. To us, design isn’t about big egos, big budgets, and getting published. It’s about new ways of bringing people, building, and ideas together to make a difference.
Many firms focus on ‘the what’ of design; we are equally interested in the who, how, and why. How can we make design a more rewarding, creative experience? Why does it matter to you, your family, business, and community?
We’ve built our practice around inventing new ways to engage our clients in the fun and creativity of the design process. We think of it as “client-inspired design”. 360modern has called it “innovative design that plays well with others.”
In addition to designing great places to live and work, we see ourselves as personal guides to great adventures in design. We start by getting to know our clients from the inside out through a series of “homework assignments.” Then we invite them to join in hands-on model workshops, mockups, and walkthroughs on site.
Lakewood Mid-Century Remodel Hallway Photo: Ben Benschneider
Lakewood Mid-Century Remodel Master Bathroom Photo: Ben Benschneider
Yum Yum Farm Living Room, Wellman Iowa: Featured in Dwell Magazine's 9/09 Issue on "Modern Goes Country", this small house evokes traditional forms while giving them a modern twist. The interior features fir flooring salvaged from an Amish farmhouse, deep red plywood panels normally used for concrete formwork, recycled plumbing fixtures, and modern furniture from Bludot and Design Within Reach. See http://www.deforestarchitects.com/pages/rural.htmhttp://www.dwell.com/articles/farm-fresh.html http://yumyumfarm.blogspot.com/ Photo: Farshid Assassi
Hillside Modern Entry: Perched on a hilltop in a suburban neighborhood, DeForest Architects designed this ground-up remodel to take full advantage of light and views while maintaining privacy from close-in neighbors. For more select "Hillside Modern" at http://www.deforestarchitects.com/pages/urban.htm Photo: Ben Benschneider
Hillside Modern Bath Photo: Ben Benschneider
Art House Kitchen: DA+ transformed this existing lakeside residence from a house full of heavy stone and beams into a light-filled place for enjoying art, food, and family. For more, select "Art House" at http://www.deforestarchitects.com/pages/remodels.htm?project=arthouse Photo: John Granen
Art House Master Bathroom Photo: John Granen
North Lake Wenatchee Cabin Living & Dining: Rustic. Modern. Cozy. Sophisticated. This mountain retreat was designed to bridge two worlds with natural ease. For more, select "N. Lake Wenatchee" at http://www.deforestarchitects.com/pages/rural.htm. Photo: Ben Benschneider
North Lake Wenatchee Cabin Porch Photo: Ben Benschneider