GOAL: This urban view home on a steep site needed a usable, welcoming landscape that highlighted the views and included a new chicken coop and vegetable fruit garden. Featured in the NW Magazine.
New concrete was poured in the entry and large stones connect it to the back garden while leaving room for seating for two. A new recessed tall gate matches the existing metal fencing and adds definition to the 1930's home. The plantings are largely evergreen for interest all year long. In the rear, the upper deck looks out over the new landscape to the city view. Below, a stone terrace of bluestone has a lighted curved seating wall and a fire bowl for enjoying cool nights. New generous stairs connect to a curving stone pathway that leads to a trellised garden swing, winds by a large pot fountain, and continues through three vine-covered wire trellises to the new recessed circular terrace. Many native plants and other ornamentals have been newly planted to fill the garden with bright cutting flowers, lush grasses and evergreen shrubbery, vines, and ferns.