Located adjacent to a bluff on southern Puget Sound, the character of this landscape design was guided by a contemporary approach to traditional residential landscape while embracing the character of the surrounding native forest and shoreline environments. The design of active, functional zones nearer the residence, as well as the agricultural landscape of the upper site, was influenced by the formally organized spaces seen in early American and English gardens. In contrast, the interstitial and perimeter spaces are informal with plants used in simple, loose groupings that visually meld with the surrounding forest.