The owner of this 1920’s red-brick house on Queen Anne Hill had remodeled the kitchen and dining room, turning windows into doors, and needed access to the garden. Our client had grown up in Brussels and liked cobblestone, plus she wanted an all white garden.
To maintain the old-world feel, it was important to create something enduring and authentic. Inspired by the craftsmanship of the historic homes in Philadelphia, we knew that stone was the way to go. We had cranes place the 3000-pound quarried slabs, after we had poured a 2-ft. deep concrete foundation.
To complement the stone steps and cobblestone walkways, all of the flowering trees and shrubs we placed were white.
This is a garden that ties together the client’s memories of his homeland, with the classic architecture of his Seattle home, giving him the best of both worlds.