Lakefront House & Garden

Water Feature Installation & Repair Bellevue, WA

Project description

New northwest contemporary lakefront house and garden with large cascading water feature.


Project photos

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Project Q&A with the homeowner and pro

What did you or the homeowner splurge on?

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S.

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S. We splurged on the bluestone pavers for the terrace and the Montana ledge stone boulders for the water feature.

Any advice for homeowners who are thinking about doing a home project?

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S.

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S. 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.

What was your biggest challenge and/or biggest takeaway working on this project?

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S.

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S. The biggest challenge was the steep hillside location of the site, with major elevation change between street, house, and lakefront.

What are some of the current trends you're noticing in the home improvement industry?

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S.

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S. One trend I'm noticing is covered, outdoor areas with heat that truly extends the living space. Custom outdoor kitchens are also very popular.

How long did this project take?

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S.

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S. Project duration Design: 4 months Building permits: 4 months Construction: 18 months

What renovations did you do?

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S.

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S. We designed all exterior hardscape, retaining structures, natural stone outcropping, water feature, exterior lighting, and planting.

What is the style?

What was the homeowner's main goal or motivation for doing this project?

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S.

Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S. 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.