This beautiful west coast boathouse needed design elements that would work with the property’s challenging slopes. We wanted to take full advantage of the outdoor spaces for entertaining and relaxing, while ensuring the design would complement the natural beauty of the surroundings.
This small space was transformed into an oasis by utilizing design elements reminiscent of an Asian garden.
Shoreline rehabilitation was the starting point of an extensive site works to shape and integrate various landscape forms and features into the site. The rehabilitation process included removal of old remnants from a previous marina and adding 650 tonnes of granite and limestone boulders to the shoreline. Limestone stairs were then placed into the hill to gain access to the boathouse patio and residence above.
Due to the extreme grades, a special stormwater management system was designed. This circulated into a meandering alpine style waterfall. The falls were constructed as a central feature to the site and can be viewed from most vantage points on the property.
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