How to Design and Build a Custom Home with a View

May 30, 2017

If the rule of thumb for real estate is “location, location, location” then here in the Pacific Northwest it’s “views, views, views.” Whether it’s water views, mountain views, or sweeping valley views, a spectacular view is the most in-demand feature of almost every home we build. Finding land with a spectacular view is just the beginning. Designing and building a view home requires thoughtful planning in order to maximize every vantage point. Here are just a few things to consider when designing your home with a view.


Unlike our neighbors to the east, Sequim and the surrounding areas actually see quite a bit of sun. In fact, Sequim has the same average rainfall as Los Angeles. That means that you will want to consider sun exposure when planning where to place your home on your lot and where to place windows.

Views From Every Room

A wall of windows is a great way to take advantage of a lot with a great view, but it’s not the only room to consider. A view makes the perfect backdrop to begin your day with a cup of coffee in the kitchen nook or end your day with a long soak in the tub in your master suite. Depending on your lot and your home, our team can help you come up with creative ways to design your home so you get views from as many rooms of your home as possible.

Indoor Outdoor Living

A great way to get even more enjoyment from your view is to extend interior living areas to outdoor decks. Sliding glass doors, french doors and even a wall of retractable windows can open up your space for entertaining or just relaxing with a glass of wine as you watch the sun set. Think about outdoor access from your main living areas but also from bedrooms, a home office, a dining room or a recreation room.

Create Beautiful, Functional Spaces

Think about the functionality of your design when planning rooms with views. Where will your big screen TV go? Do you want to enjoy your view while you’re curled up in front the of the fireplace? Will you want your couch to face the window? How will you be using the space? Our team can help you design a home that maximizes your view so you can enjoy it as much as possible. How can we help you design and build your dream view home? Contact us today for a free Project Analysis. ]]>