|Mercer Island Contemporary Craftsman
craftsman home, set on the sloping, wooded shores of Lake
Washington, is the canvas for a series of sweeping stone walks and grass
pathways. These landscape components complement the architecture and
soften the transition from home to hillside, creating a procession through
a sequence of intimate garden rooms. Several garden patios provide more
traditional spaces that invite visitors out to enjoy and explore further
reaches of the garden.
Adjacent to the entry sits a fountain court. From this formal space visitors
can view the rose garden, fan-shaped planting beds elegantly contrasting with
the backdrop of a softer landscape. This view, where a designed space gives way
to the more organic form of the hillside, epitomizes the intent of the design.