Situated on a steep hillside on a lot with over 40 feet of grade change, Laurelhurst Hillside Garden weaves together a series of vibrant new gardensand outdoor living spaces for a active young couple’s home.Organized around a series of concrete and steel terraces, the landscape design encourages guests to enjoy intimate garden experiences and outward views to the neighborhood and Lake Washington.
房子的主入口位于街道上方20多米处，被切断了视线。 后院有成熟的日本枫树，偶尔可以看到华盛顿湖的景色，从后院的平台上陡然上升，从住宅处不能轻易进入。 Roddens夫妇要求他们的景观设计能让房子和户外空间之间有更亲切的联系，这样他们就可以在户外充分享受他们私人的景观。
The main entrance to the house sits over 20 above the street and was cut off from view,creating a challenge for guests as well as the owners. The backyard, with existing mature Japanese maple trees and occasional views to Lake Washington, rose steeply from the back deck and was not readily accessible from the home. The Roddens asked that their landscape be designed in a way that would allow a more gracious connection between the house and outdoor spaces so they could be outside and enjoy the full extent of their property.
这对夫妇和他们的两个女儿都希望能在户外与朋友和家人进行社交、烹饪和放松。 Wittman Estes为前院和后院设计了一系列相互连接的空间，并设想了一个阶梯式的景观，将各种开放空间与茂盛的植物交织在一起。 在前院，一个新的定制邮箱和房屋编号划定了入口，并从街道开始，为客人创造一个更亲切的入口，让客人爬上山坡，沿着通往前门的小路欣赏郁郁葱葱的植物和景色。用定制的预制铺路机铺设的宽阔地台由钢筋混凝土台阶连接，并由3英尺高的碳钢花盆与飘逸的草木托起。
The couple and their two daughters wanted a way to be outdoors and socialize, cook, and relax with friends and family. Wittman Estes imagined a series of interconnected spaces for both the front and back yards, and envisioned a terraced landscape with a variety of open spaces woven into lush plantings. In the front, a new custom mailbox and house number demarcates the entrance and starts at the street to create a more gracious entry for guests to climb the hillside and enjoy the lush plantings and views along the path to the front door. Wide landings paved with custom pre-cast pavers are linked by steel and concrete steps, and bracketed by 3’ tall carbon steel planters with billowing grasses.
在后院，一个硬木平台从厨房和餐厅打开，并向下走到景观的焦点：下沉式庭院。 院子里有定制的硬木屏风、钢板护墙、黑木长椅和La Fabrique手工制作的坐垫，既亲切又宽阔。 中央的壁炉为小团体的朋友提供了一个舒适的避难所，而小路则将庭院与露台、下方的景观露台以及山坡下的前门景观连接起来，向街道延伸。 从天井再往上走，木质台阶上升到一个高架花园，从放松的吊床上可以看到广阔的景色。
In the backyard, an ipe hardwood deck opens out from the kitchen and dining room, and steps down to the focal point of the landscape: the sunken courtyard. Featuring custom hardwood screens, plate steel retaining walls, ipe wood benches and handmade cushions by La Fabrique, the courtyard is both intimate and expansive. With a fireplace in the center, the space offers a cozy refuge for small groups of friends to gather, while pathways connect the courtyard to the deck, the landscape terraces below, and the front entry landscape down the hillside towards the street. Ascending once more from the patio, wood steps rise to an elevated garden with wide views from a relaxing hammock.
设计单位：Wittman Estes Architecture+Landscape
设计团队：Matt Wittman和Jody Estes
制造商：Matt Eads, Terrain Build
Architect: Wittman Estes Architecture+Landscape
Design Team: Matt Wittman and Jody Estes
Structural Engineer: Josh Welch
Builder:Matt Eads, Terrain Build