Aaron Leitz is a Seattle based photographer who creates compelling images of architecture and interior design for a growing number of the West Coast’s leading design firms.
Specializing in interior and exterior architectural spaces, Leitz attributes his entrance into the profession to “coincidence and good fortune.” However, despite his informal introduction to architecture and design, Leitz has established himself as a notable photographer who has worked with prominent architecture firms in Seattle, like Olson Kundig Architects and Suyama Peterson Deguchi, to name a few.
A fan of “respecting the process” and a believer that the “perfect” photo doesn’t exist, Leitz seeks to capture moments by keeping things simple while searching for a space’s “unanticipated opportunities.”
AutoCamp opened its third location in Yosemite, California in June 2019. The innovative hospitality brand has redefined alternative lodging by blending the traditional outdoor experience of camping with the service and design of a boutique hotel.
The transformation of this existing commercial unit located in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood into a live/workspace started with the designation of the two primary functions: photography studio and sleeping quarters, in other words, “snaps and naps.”
Willmott’s Ghost is the vision of James Beard Award-winning Chef Renee Erickson. Serving Roman-style pizza al taglio and Italian aperitivo cocktails, the restaurant is on the ground floor of The Spheres, the centerpiece of Amazon’s Seattle campus.
The Estacada House project was a complete remodel of a beautiful, but sadly run-down country house on a 250 acre estate. The property, which cascades down from the house, first to a beautiful pool and then to a river and forest, reputedly has the best salmon fishing in the state.
Perched at 8,100 feet on the side of a mountain in Montana’s Madison Range, the massing and materials of this house are derived from the powerful landscape. The exterior of the Yellowstone Residence is a composition of core-ten steel and board-formed concrete ....
Our client for this project was hesitating as to whether she should move from her seemingly unfixable Pearl District apartment. When she visited another unit we had redesigned in the same building she decided to stay and transform it.
Owners Joe Sundberg, Rachel Johnson, and Patrick Thalasinos have opened their second restaurant on a small neighborhood street in Seattle. Rupee, a follow up to the trio’s well-regarded restaurant Manolin—also designed in collaboration with Heliotrope Architects—was built entirely by the owners themselves.
This 6,500-square-foot home, which sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in Ketchum, Idaho between Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain, was designed around the client’s collection of contemporary art alongside commanding mountain views.
This large wooded site is on a small bay on Lake Washington in the Washington Park neighborhood of Seattle. The parcel enjoys sweeping views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains was well suited for our client’s collection of specimen trees.
The False Bay Residence is situated to maximize sweeping views of Haro Strait and the Olympic Mountains. A 15-foot-tall opaque entry door pivots open to reveal a view of the Sound through a double-height glazed living and dining space.
We delivered by understanding their needs and tastes; tailoring our design to the architecture with a creative mix of materials, lighting, and furniture including many custom pieces designed to fit the scale of the house.
Located in one of Seattle’s most established residential areas, City Cabin’s design answers the client’s desire for a private urban retreat that would connect her to nature. Siting the 2,400-square-foot house on the northwest corner of the lot maximizes garden areas on the south and east sides.
Our client found a perfect mountain retreat located on the East side of the Cascades. The location was ideal but the existing residence seemed out of scale, with massive dark-stained timber columns and beams contrasting harshly against painted drywall and light stained wood.
This new industrial house and studio for an uber-hobbyist sits quietly within a well established single-family neighborhood. At the center of the house is a large two-story central workspace, bathed in natural light by ample windows and skylights.
This project was a very thorough remodel of a mid-century house, originally designed by Portland architect William Fletcher. Before our clients purchased the home, it was owned by an artist and during our design process we kept in mind both the style of the house as well as the playful eye of its previous occupant.
Revelry’s maxim is ’epic eats/bangin’ beats’ which is the embodiment of an ownership team comprised of Rachel Yang & Seif Chirchi’s Relay Restaurant Group (Seattle’s Joule, Revel & Trove) and Eric (DJ Evil One) & Karen Bowler, Owners of Portland’s Tube/Fortune and Founding Partners of The Music Trust.
Designed by Suyama Peterson Deguchi, River Residence is a serene shelter embracing the natural beauty of the rugged mountain area. The complex program for a retired couple included a guest wing and extended outdoor living areas.
Architects: Conard Romano Architects
Project: Madison Park House
Interior Design: Doug Rasar
Construction: Prestige Residential Construction
Location: Madison Park, Seattle, US
Photography: Aaron Leitz
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