Modern Beachside Weekend Retreat, Silverdale, WA

The endpoint of a linear water feature is punctuated by a mature tree and softened by loose, low plantingsVines soften and screen the boat storageVines soften and screen the boat storageThen endpoint of a linear water feature is punctuated by a mature tree and softened by loose, low plantingsBlue stone stepping stones align with a break in the water feature wallA strong axis created by the walls and entry path bordering a water feature is mirrored by an allee of cherry treesPennsylvania Bluestone is used throughout this site in various forms.  Here it is blended into the lawn as stepping stones provide an access path from parking to the entryA soft, layered edge provides privacyStone slabs used as stair treads blend seamlessly into both the hillside and natural surroundingsAs a transition between the linear architecture and the softness of the beach below, materials change from simple and orderly to a looser, informal feelAs a transition between the linear architecture and the softness of the beach below, materials change from simple and orderly to a looser, informal feelThe hard edges of the building are softened by meandering low and varied plantingsThe hard edges of the building are softened by meandering low and varied plantingsPennsylvania Bluestone is used throughout this site in various forms.  Here it is blended into the lawn as stepping stones provide an access path from parking to the entryBlue stone steps through the landscapeVines soften and screen the boat storage