About Us

The only way to do great work is to love what you do

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. 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 hardly inexpensive, our process and high value for the dollar sets us apart.

 


NWLH Team

  • michael-burke
    michael burke

    founder & visionary

    Michael Burke is the dreamer and visionary for NW Lifestyle Homes. Mike has been designing and building homes to maximize livability for more than 50 years. His innovative ideas provide the creative direction for the company. The greatest compliment you can give Mike is, "Your homes make a difference." When not working, Mike spends all of his free time on the job site.

  • lindy-burke
    lindy burke

    founder & designer emeritus

    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.

  • megan-atkinson
    megan atkinson

    chief operating officer

    Megan Atkinson brings leadership, planning, foresight, and landscape architectural design to NWLH. She aligns, prioritizes, and focuses the company strategy, team and systems for the future. Measure twice, cut once. Megan has a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and an M.L.A. from the University of Washington. At any given moment after work, Megan can be found shuttling a carload of kids around Mercer Island.

  • matt-mawer
    matt mawer

    lead designer

    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.

  • mason-mawer
    mason mawer

    general contractor

    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. Offsite, Mason can be found floating in Neah Bay chasing Chinook and telling stories about the one that got away.

  • meg-zook
    meg zook

    design coordinator

    Meg Zook comes to NWLH with a great eye and a plethora of experiences in and around 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 as well as develop new combinations and ideas in design.  Meg's years in the fashion industry representing a clothing line and working in retail have contributed to her strong focus on the customer and the desire to build an excellent selection and documentation process.  Meg's mantra in every situation is, "There has got to be a better way." When not at work, Meg is most likely in her kitchen testing recipes for the perfect old-fashioned chocolate cake - an ongoing quest for the best!