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The RD Homes Way

Article by Bree O'Brien

Photography by Dennon Visuals

Originally published in Kirkland Lifestyle

The Eastside has many beautiful, well-designed homes. Some of those stand-out properties are thanks to local builder RD Homes. Kirkland Lifestyle connected with Ryan Deason, the founder and owner of RD Homes, to learn more about the company and feature a recently completed project that is truly exceptional. 

Deason has lived in the Seattle area for the last thirty years, and Kirkland for the last eight with his wife and three children. Joining the home building industry in 2004, Deason “started at the bottom as a laborer for a framing crew at a young age, and worked my way up, learning about all aspects of building like carpentry, planning, and land purchasing. I knew I wanted to offer ‘the complete build’” he says, serving clients in each phase of their home building process. 

The featured project is on a heavily wooded lot, which made the build challenging in both permitting and construction, but in the end provided a unique opportunity for a warm and woodsy feel in the city of Sammamish. The home went on the market as a pre-sale listing, and the buyers were able to make some changes to suit their tastes in the completed build.

Deason advises those who are looking to build a custom home to keep two main points in mind: Engage with a builder early on in the process to understand costs - involving your builder in the planning phase will help establish realistic expectations; and design for the future as well as the present. “How might you age into the house?” asks Deason, be thoughtful of amenities you may appreciate later. 

RD Homes is a smaller company than some of its competitors, and has an ethos of openness and honesty in everything they do - budgeting, planning, communication of details, etc. Deason himself maintains a hands-on approach to each project, because “That’s my passion, building unique custom homes with distinctive details and finishes.”

  • Exterior
  • Kitchen
  • Master bedroom
  • Master bath and shower
  • Bonus room