On a sloping site in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood, home and landscape were remodeled in tandem to incorporate a modern approach while honoring the traditional beauty of the original home and landscape. The new landscape incorporates a sequence of clearly defined terraces and garden rooms.

An entry garden enclosed by clipped Portuguese laurel and yew hedge features a sculpture by Julie Speidel to the north and a rugged Mount Fuji cherry (preserved from the original landscape) to the south. Below the residence, lawn terraces and broad stairs lead to a patio and outdoor fireplace. Mature douglas fir trees and a woodland garden create an environment for the owners children to play and explore.

Architecture: Olson Kundig