Set in the urban Mount Baker neighborhood, the architect worked
to create a modern garden house addition to a traditional
rambler. The accompanying landscape design needed to provide
an exterior connection between the original home and
the new addition, both physically and visually.
A new entry courtyard addresses and responds to the modern addition to the house, while a garden terrace in the back serves as the physical and aesthetic connection between the new structure and the home. Materials, such as natural stone pavers with concrete banding and boulders juxtaposed with architectural and geometric components, bridge the modern and traditional. The surrounding garden draws plantings, stepping stone paths, and planes of sweeping lawn together, forming as a soft backdrop to the architectural ensemble.