• Remarkable transformation from puzzle solving For many of us, remodeling an existing residence may be the best path to a home tailored to your family’s needs. But remodeling is not for everyone. Homeowners face several obstacles to success:-Remodeling is often more stressful than building new.-Living in your home while remodeling can be very disruptive to […]

  • The Elster family’s cherished holiday tradition Each December, families across the country gather to celebrate the holidays and partake in time-honored traditions. For the Elster clan, one tradition that has withstood the test of time is their annual Brickscelebration.  I was fortunate enough to get a first-hand look at the Elsters’ charming keepsake book. Flipping […]

  • The right architect will transform your ideas into a concrete plan Do you think about one day owning your ‘dream home’, one that’s perfect for you and your family? Do you have a few ideas but need help creating a concrete design? You could come close to your dream by purchasing a new spec home […]

  • The problem: For many of us, remodeling an existing residence may be the best path to a home tailored to your family’s needs. But remodeling is not for everyone. Homeowners face several obstacles to success: The solution: One proven way to manage and mitigate these obstacles is finding and selecting the right remodeling professionals for you.  The […]

  • Questions home owners should ask a residential Architect To do this, the architect must be able to design in a 3D virtual environment. You will understand the finished result much better than any other method, and your architects will also benefit from understanding their own design in a much more concrete way.

    Redfin, a industry leader in residential real estate, recently published an article titled, 19 essential questions to ask a residential architect before hiring them. Within this article, Mark Elster shared his insights on the importance of working with an architect that can provide their designs in a 3D virtual environment, so clients can really be […]

  • Mark Elster is featured in several articles on Cartist, a resource to help other Architect firms both residential and commercial. After over 35 years of experience, Mark believes in the value of giving back and helping others succeed. Most recently, Mark was featured in a 3 part blog post focused on helping other architects with […]

  • Foster listed a 9,450-square-foot, five-bedroom home in Medina that sold for $23 million in August — the highest-priced single-family home sale of 2022, according to a report released Wednesday by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

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    AOME Architects was featured in this prestiges coffee table book, now available in an online version.

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    Working on a dream The Right Architect Will Transform your Ideas into a Concrete Plan Article featured in the launch issue of Mercer Island City Lifestyle magazine

    We interviewed Mark Elster of AOME Architects to ask about the process of planning and building your dream home.

  • The stunning Lake Washington estate AOME remodelled over 20 years ago is up for sale for a cool $26.9 million with Tere Foster. The homeowners, who have lived there for 22 years, are looking to downsize now that their four sons have grown up and flown the nest. They confessed they have found it a […]

  • We are delighted to have been named the Top Seattle Architect among 270 firms that were rated by the Industry Oversight Report in 2022. Practices were rated across a range of salient criteria including commitment to excellence and customer service. AOME were praised for providing high levels of service to our customers. “The structure of […]

  • AOME Featured on Houzz — "Light Filled Modern"

    Ceiling fans make great additions to the home year-round. They cool us down in summer and warm us up in winter. New features and technologies mean they’re more energy-efficient than ever, and design updates have led to some pretty stylish models.

  • AOME Architects is pleased to be included in Realogics Sotheby’s Fall/Winter 2020 “Northwest Home” magazine. To learn more visit @theopendoormagazine on instagram or view the magazine online at Realogics Sotheby’s Northwest Home or in their offices throughout the northwest.

  • AOME principal, Mark Elster, participated in a panel discussion hosted by Luxe Magazine at the Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, moderated by Lisa Bingham Dewart, Luxe Homes Editor featuring selected professional photographers, interior designers and architects.

  • Featured in Renovation Style Renovation Style Spring 2008

    "Open to Change", and "Opening Day"

    AOME Architects’ Bridle Trails project featured in Renovation Style magazine, including a glowing interview with our clients.

  • In 2011 AOME announced its move to a virtual distributed office operating model