After completing an interior renovation that included an exterior expansion, these clients were ready for us to install a brand-new landscape area. Focusing on a bold, contemporary style to match the aesthetic of the home, our designers got right to work creating an entire outdoor living space.
The homeowners wanted to better use their outdoor space to feel like an extension of their home with several separate lounge and entertaining spaces. While they desired to keep the lawn for their kids, they also wanted to ensure there were enough private areas for adults. While these factors are typical for an Alderwood project, the challenges of this landscape made the final design incredibly unique. Rather quickly, our design team learned that a large septic system ran right underneath most of the backyard. Coordinating with city workers, the building architect, and the clients, our landscape architect crafted a unique design that worked around the drain constraints and accomplished each desire on the clients' list.
The final project includes a large outdoor structure with space for cooking, a swim spa, two fire pit lounge areas, and several privacy plantings. The entire project was constructed to allow easy visibility of the children playing or swimming while also offering separate "rooms" for outdoor entertaining. Our clients are thrilled with the results and the opportunity to host many gatherings - both indoors and out!