New northwest contemporary lakefront house and garden with large cascading water feature.
Darwin W. We splurged on the bluestone pavers for the terrace and the Montana ledge stone boulders for the water feature.
Darwin W. Hire a good design and construction team. Build a team based on their experience, type of work they do, and a process and style that mesh with your own. Insist on good communication from start to finish. Pick a contractor you can trust, and then let them do their job.
Darwin W. The biggest challenge was the steep hillside location of the site, with major elevation change between street, house, and lakefront.
Darwin W. One trend I?m noticing is covered, outdoor areas with heat that truly extends the living space. Custom outdoor kitchens are also very popular.
Darwin W. Project duration Design: 4 months Building permits: 4 months Construction: 18 months
Darwin W. We designed all exterior hardscape, retaining structures, natural stone outcropping, water feature, exterior lighting, and planting.
Darwin W. Northwest contemporary
Darwin W. The owners desired a garden to tame a rather steep lakefront site and create year-round color and interest. A water feature begins at the lower floor of the home and cascades down the hillside toward the lake below.