Complete Site Design with Large Multi-Tiered Waterfall

When the clients were building their new home they knew they wanted a Pacific Northwest Estate with understated elegance influence concept for their property that showcased a water feature and fire pit. But they didn’t quite know how to pull everything together to match their functional needs and design vision. We were chosen for the project after the clients reviewed our design portfolio and construction track record. They also checked out our other work in the area before making their final decision.


Working with the couple and the home builder, Dave Largent Homes, Alderwood Landscaping and Construction developed a functional design for the large property in just 6 weeks. Implementation began in 2013 and ended in 2015, working in phases at the clients’ request. The three phases were implemented each spring from 2013-15, taking 4-10 weeks at a time to complete. The total budget over all three years was between $350-400,000. The largest issue we encountered during this project was related to irrigation water. Due to the size of the irrigation system, the design of the system, and run times, each zone had to be carefully engineered to keep everything watered.


The focal point of the property is the multi-tiered waterfall and peninsula fire pit, with the garden and sitting area as secondary points of interest that balance the design and offer variety to the backyard. The waterfall was placed within view and walking distance of the primary deck, master suite deck, and basement patio for easy and quick access. Lush new lawn circles it all, creating a soft ribbon of color.

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Design Elements

  • Full Site Landscaping
  • Driveway Design
  • Natural Basalt Column Bubbling Water Feature
  • Concrete Walkways and Circulation Design
  • Large Multi-Tier Natural Stone Waterfall
  • Custom Stone Fire Pit
  • Custom Garden with Raised Planters
  • Pergola Sitting Area
  • Shed to House and Conceal Hydrologic Equipment
  • LED Lighting Throughout
  • Contemporary Plants and Trees



Create your dream backyard landscape!

We walk you through the process from design to finished construction. With our multi-disciplinary team of licensed landscape architects, designers, project managers, and licensed contractors on your side, creating your dream backyard will almost be as easy as enjoying it.