Capitol Hill Modern / by Mark Garff

Our client built a striking new home on the east slope of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  To complement the clean lines of the facade we designed a simple, elegant landscape that sets off the home rather than competing with the bold architecture. 

Soft grasses offer contrast to the natural stone veneer, perennials brighten the mood, and planters add a bit of whimsy to the arrival sequence.  On either side of the main entry, roof runoff is dramatically routed down the face of the home in steel troughs to biofilter planters faced in stone. 

Around the back of the home, a small “leftover” space was transformed into a cozy patio terrace with bluestone slabs and crushed granite underfoot.  A view down into, or across the back patio area provides a serene foreground to the beautiful views to Lake Washington beyond.

Collaborating with Thielsen Architects provided the owners with a sold design team--working together with one voice to build their dream home.

Capitol Hill Modern Home Seattle Project Groundwork Landscape Architects
Capitol Hill Modern Home Seattle Project Groundwork Landscape Architects
Capitol Hill Modern Home Seattle Project Groundwork Landscape Architects
Capitol Hill Modern Home Seattle Project Groundwork Landscape Architects
Capitol Hill Modern Home Seattle Project Groundwork Landscape Architects
Capitol Hill Modern Home Seattle Project Groundwork Landscape Architects
Capitol Hill Modern Home Seattle Project Groundwork Landscape Architects
Capitol Hill Modern Home Seattle Project Groundwork Landscape Architects
Capitol Hill Modern Home Seattle Project Groundwork Landscape Architects

Photography by Miranda Estes