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  • Custom Homes | NW Lifestyle Homes

    custom homes Design + Build Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Contact Us

  • Minkoff Artist Studio Garden | NW Lifestyle Homes

    minkoff artist studio garden Montlake, Seattle Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Get A Free Estimate

  • Architectural Design | NW Lifestyle Homes

    architectural design Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Get A Free Estimate

  • Feasibility | NW Lifestyle Homes

    feasibility assessments Real Estate + Property Use what can I do with my property? Want to know what size house you can build on your lot? Wonder if you can do an addition, add a backyard cottage, or build a covered outdoor living space on your property? ​ NWLH can do a feasibility study to answer your questions.

  • Interior Design | NW Lifestyle Homes

    interiors A collection of our favorite interiors from past projects. Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Get A Free Estimate

  • Home Remodels | NW Lifestyle Homes

    home remodels Design + Build Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Get A Free Estimate

  • Services | NW Lifestyle Homes

    services Let us help you create a home for the way you live. custom homes | design + build home remodel design + build landscape design + build architectural design interior design + build real estate + property use feasibility our process Our design team is in lock-step with our construction team which results in efficiencies and savings for the homeowner throughout the process. Our staff takes particular pride in our integrity, active communication, and especially our ability to create highly-custom, livable spaces that are functional, comfortable, and adaptable to a variety of NW lifestyles. Although we are not inexpensive, our process and high value for the dollar sets us apart. architectural design Our architect will develop house plans that reflect your lifestyle/family configuration. Our designs will bring value to your property while working within your budget. construction We will build or remodel a home for you and make it move-in ready. We are excellent craftsmen who take pride in our work. on-site consultations Happy to meet you at your existing house or new property. We can give you ballpark estimates of what it might take to achieve your goals. interior architecture We have a tried-and-true process for walking each client through the selection of all interior finishes. It's not scary, in fact, we think it's a lot of fun. Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Contact Us

  • About | NW Lifestyle Homes

    about us NW Lifestyle Homes creates custom homes for everyday joy and livability. We are an integrated practice of architectural design and masterful building. Our one-of-a-kind homes are thoughtfully developed in our design studio with the client’s specific wishes, and they embody the unique way in which each client lives. "From the moment we first saw our home from NW Lifestyle Homes, we knew it was markedly different. We appreciate quality design, and this house had it. We love the flexible spaces, the design continuity throughout, as well as the unique exterior styling that is becoming a trademark of NW Lifestyle Homes." ​ steve + mindy shivers we value livability “Livability” is the suitability of a place for positive human experience. At NW Lifestyle Homes, we build our houses to maximize “livability.” A “livable” home is functional, adaptable, comfortable, and fun. Many new homes are beautiful to look at, but not all are truly livable. The livability of a NW Lifestyle Home is often not fully appreciated until you - well - live in it. A livable NW Lifestyle Home, with its combination of private and public spaces and flexible rooms that can be used for many purposes, adapts with you through all of life’s changes. The most important endpoint in designing a livable home is to make it comfortable and fun. Comfort follows from functionality and adaptability, but it is enhanced by details that please your senses. Abundant natural light and air, aesthetically pleasing architectural features, textures and colors, generous and well-scaled spaces, and outdoor living areas which maximize sun exposure all work together to make you want to come home to your NW Lifestyle Home. See Our Work meet the team Founder + Visionary michael burke Michael Burke is the dreamer and visionary for NW Lifestyle Homes. Mike has been designing and building homes to maximize livability for more than 60 years. His innovative ideas provide the creative direction for the company. The greatest compliment you can give Mike is, "Your homes make a difference in our lives." When not working, Mike spends all of his free time on the job site. mike@nwlifestylehomes.com Founder + Designer Emeritus lindy burke When Lindy Burke began building homes in 1985, she started a family legacy. From interior design to doing the books, Lindy has brought bootstrap strength to NW Lifestyle Homes. She continues to be an inspirational member of the team. Chief Operating Officer megan atkinson Megan Atkinson brings leadership, planning, foresight, and landscape architectural design to NWLH. She aligns and prioritizes the strategy and systems for the team. Measure twice, cut once. Megan has designed landscapes all over the east side that match her client's spaces with their unique desires. She strives to increase each homeowner's joy and elevate the use of their outdoor living spaces. Megan has a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and an M.L.A. from the University of Washington. With two kids in college and one in high school, Megan and her husband are starting to prep for life as empty nesters. megan@nwlifestylehomes.com General Contractor mason mawer Mason Mawer is our builder, overseeing the entire construction process with a perfectionist's eye. Mason has an old-school, hands-on, get it done, tenacious work ethic that he learned growing up with twin brother Matt and their builder parents. With that foundation, Mason has been building homes and delighting homeowners for the last 20 years. Off the jobsite, Mason can be found floating in Neah Bay chasing Chinook and telling stories about the one that got away. mason@mawerbrothers.com Lead Designer matt mawer As interpreter of Michael's vision, Matthew Mawer embraces the idea for each project, adds his own unique style, and crafts original home designs for NWLH. Together, Matt and Michael test boundaries and create a new normal for residential design and livability in the northwest. In addition to being fluent in Michael-ese, Matt has 20 years of architectural design experience, a B.Arch. from Washington State University and a horribly misguided belief of one day joining the professional golf tour. matt@nwlifestylehomes.com Design C oordinator meg zook Meg Zook comes to NWLH with a great eye and a plethora of experiences in the design world. Having studied at San Diego State University and the London Inchbald School of Design, Meg has the ability to hone in on color, texture, and form. Meg's years in the fashion industry have contributed to her focus on the customer and the desire to build an excellent selection and documentation process. Meg's mantra in every situation is, "There must be a better way." When not at work, Meg is in her kitchen testing recipes for the perfect old-fashioned chocolate cake! zook@nwlifestylehomes.com Project Manager phil singleton Phil comes to NWLH with 50 years of remodeling experience after running a successful small business with his wife, Karen. For two years running, Phil was named one of the top 10 Remodelers of the Year in the area. Phil is calm, cool, and collected, and he operates with no drama. He has extensive skills, is a natural mentor, and packs a great deal of experience into his overflowing (extremely heavy!) toolbox. On the weekends, Phil loves spending time with his family and 4 grandkids. phil@nwlifestylehomes.com Lead Carpenter + S uperintendent kevin ford Kevin is a highly trained lead carpenter/superintendent and he values perfectionism. Originally a painter, he pays close attention to detail, and he has very high standards. Kevin earned his stripes at NWLH by doing a 7-year apprenticeship in new construction and remodels. At this point, Kevin has learned and participated in almost every aspect of putting a new house together or refreshing an existing one. Kevin enjoys golfing, camping, and hiking in his free time. Carpenter puna moses Puna is quickly learning the ropes in construction at NW Lifestyle Homes. He comes with a strong service background, and Puna’s sunny disposition, positive attitude, and interest in learning new things is highly evident to all who meet him. He takes on every task willingly, and he does it right the first time. Outside of work, Puna is a happy new father to sweet Baby Aston. Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Contact us

  • Contact | NW Lifestyle Homes

    let's discuss your next project Fill out the form, or call us to set up a free in-home consultation. ​ Service Areas: Mercer Island, Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Medina 11747 NE First St Suite 230 Bellevue, WA 98005 megan@nwlifestylehomes.com 206.240.7748 First Name Last Name Email Phone Address Subject What can we help with? Submit Thank you, we'll be in touch!

  • Enumclaw Farmhouse | NW Lifestyle Homes

    enumclaw farmhouse Enumclaw Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Get A Free Estimate

  • Woodinville Waterfall | NW Lifestyle Homes

    woodinville waterfall Woodinville Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Get A Free Estimate

  • North End Waterfront | NW Lifestyle Homes

    north end waterfront Mercer Island Create your dream home. Tell us about your project today. Get A Free Estimate