Seattle, WA

Private Residence


On a Seattle bluff overlooking the Salish sea, a guest house with sweeping ocean views is nestled into lush planting. The plant palette is largely native and includes low planting framing views of soaring eagles and sailing boats, colorful blooms and evergreen shrubs surrounding the seaside patio, and large native trees and shrubs extending beyond the home into the forest. The paver patio houses a gas fire pit and seating for a comfortable gathering. The paving pattern is custom and contemporary, using large-scale and linear pavers integrated intricately into the concrete driveway. Granite steps and gabion basket walls complement the rugged setting, while their precise and clean design reflects the architecture of the home. From above the site blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, neighboring homes seeing only the lush planting of the green roof and the sea beyond.