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Hillside Estate

Nestling a large home into a hillside demands careful manipulation of forms and exterior elements to marry architecture and site.

"What Mark did extraordinarily well is site the home into the hillside on a very tough slope. It just looks gorgeous, it doesn't look like a 3 story home because it is so well settled into the site. I love it!"— Homeowner, Lea Anne

“AOME is an extremely talented and professional team that takes the custom home process to a higher level. Their beautiful designs and precise drawings allow the customer's vision to be perfected. There is always at least one principal involved throughout the entire process, giving a level of professionalism and continuity that makes the project a success.” — Jeff Christopherson Stonecreek Homes

Hillside Estate

Repeating forms from the exterior unite the architectural experience of a home.

"The level of access to principals is huge. Extremely helpful during the construction phase. Plus even though Mark was the lead, I feel like we know all of the partners. It really feels like a family."

"Ninety Nine percent of the time you deal with a principal" — Homeowner, Lea Anne

Hillside Estate

Existing circulation on the site is seamlessly blended with the new.

"AOME is so invested at a level of detail that Randy and I didn't feel we were going to get with other firms. That's a distinguishing trait about AOME, you're incredibly talented and gifted, but really, really committed to the project and just holding our hand the whole way." Homeowner, Lea Anne

“AOME's team approach and ability to respond quickly to major changes frees the contractor to keep the construction on track. I highly recommend AOME. I have worked on ten projects with them over the last twelve years and it is only getting better.” — Jeff Christopherson Stonecreek Homes

Hillside Estate

Shifting daylight streaming through a tall window britghtens the space and warms the stair."I feel almost guilty; I feel like we got a lot of bang for the buck. I think you guys put a tremendous time and effort into a project. I would not want to see what it looked like on an hourly basis. People are very concerned with the fees up front, we were certainly that way. You saved us a lot of money and we got so much. Great, great value." Homeowner, Lea Anne

Hillside Estate

As the sun tracks around the home the sweep of its rays mark the passage of time through the day."The great room is dynamite! This is such a great great room! I'm a person who also loves the formal living room. I feel like we got both. Because we can entertain and live our life in the great room area but we also have the formal spaces and it all flows so well." Homeowner, Lea Anne

Hillside Estate

All the principal spaces relate to the water view."How could AOME improve? Wow, I have to think. We were extremely happy, I can't think of anything where I thought, 'Gee I wish they did this better or knew that better.'" Homeowner, Lea Anne

Hillside Estate

Beautiful cabinetry enhances lifestyle and function."One of the many things I appreciate about AOME vs. other firms—the distinguishing difference—isn't only the level of talent and creativity, but absolutely the willingness to work with your client. The reason this gorgeous home came in on budget is we did a lot of work and a lot of changes on paper ahead of time. So we had no changes once we went to construction, it was all thought out… AOME was willing to keep going till we got it right for us."

" And our kitchen is dreamy, I love it!"

Homeowner, Lea Anne

Hillside Estate

Outdoor spaces with cover offer year-round use of terraces in the mild Northwest climate."There was seamless interaction between AOME, the contractor and our interior designer. The whole team really respected each other and traded off beautifully. There was no ego on anybody's part, it was very collaborative." Homeowner, Lea Anne

Hillside Estate

Around each corner there should be another delightful place to sit and relax."My kid's really have emotional reactions to the spaces in the house. Michael says he loves the house once a week, out of the blue. Lauren loves her bedroom. Randy and I love our bedroom. What's the number one space? The outdoor terrace everyone loves it." Homeowner, Lea Anne