Located on the Olympic Peninsula, this seven acre site includes a new home designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson architects. The landscape design can best be described as a large scale restoration. Portions of the land had been disturbed by clearing and logging activity, while mature cedars, and a forest of douglas fir and alder remained. Invasive plant species including Canadian thistle had colonized cleared areas. Our work included the development of a multi‐year plan for restoration and management of the landscape.
The property now includes a diverse range of healthy native plant communities including meadow, forest, and coastal bluff. The driveway, residence, and outdoor use areas were sited to allow people to experience the variety of light, texture, and spatial qualities that these plant communities provide. The residence was sited in collaboration with the architects to provide views down the long axis of the east meadow and forest beyond as well as dramatic views west to the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the Olympic Mountains.
Architecture: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson