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Sequim Bay Beach House

Location: Sequim, WA
Year Built: 2020
Collaborators: Northwest Construction and Landscape

A succession of unique spaces makes up the area surrounding this waterfront cottage home. A realigned driveway creates a welcoming parking court and a large formal entry courtyard garden, which leads to the main house. Nearby, lies a covered flexible gathering space, a fire pit, cutting gardens, and herb beds. A guest house sits above the main house highlighted by a drought-tolerant perennial cutting garden.

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Waterman Beach Cottage

Location: Port Orchard, WA
Year Built: 2020
Collaborators: Northwest Construction and Landscape

This northwest xeriscape cottage garden challenges our ideas about what constitutes a front garden, how these spaces “should” be used, and demonstrates a way to create an inviting, wildlife-friendly space near a roadside that also preserves important views of Sinclair Inlet. 

Low berms filled with colorful, drought-tolerant planting provide both a physical and psychological sense of safety, comfort, and privacy so that groups can enjoy a fire and gorgeous sunset from the front yard.

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Oyster Bay View Gardens

Location: Oyster Bay, Bremerton, WA
Year Built: 2010

Tucked into existing conifers and native understory, this residence features large sprawling natural gardens, abundant color, and a variety of places to stop and sit to enjoy the Puget Sound views.

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Traditional Craftsman in the City

Location: Union Hill, Bremerton, WA
Year Built: 2013

This small lot boasts a compact yet abundant style of planting. A low maintenance drought tolerant planting plan in a loose cottage style is used with a focus on texture, color, and contrast. The terraced design creates interesting visual layers of planting while soft, organic materials are employed to counter the structured architectural style. The addition of a Little Free Library is used as a neighborhood asset.

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Miller Bay Beach Cottage

Location: Indianola, WA
Year Built: 2007

This beachside cottage garden on Miller Bay feels humble and inviting due to soft, natural materials that blend into its surroundings, yet also feels elevated and interesting. Cedar lattice fencing surrounds a cottage garden full of relaxed color and texture year-round.

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Dyes Inlet Summer Home

Location: Silverdale, WA
Year Built: 2009
Collaborators: Olmsted

Lush and layered varied plantings act as a counterpoint to this residence’s stark and contemporary architectural style. Large conifers offer privacy, while flexible open space around the house itself offers unobstructed views through the transparent center of the house. Bluestone stairs follow the natural slope to access the beach and boathouse. The steeply sloped shoreline is stabilized with native plants in order to inhibit erosion.