This property is located within one of the oldest Golf and Country Clubs in the Pacific Northwest, a community of mature trees and pastoral vistas. Comparing notes following independent site visits, the architect and landscape architect reached identical conclusions – lower the existing grade and bring the golf course right into a central garden pavilion. In order to be sure that the interior and exterior spaces were carefully integrated, the gardens on this project were designed simultaneously with the building. Interior and exterior terrace materials are identical, and oversized sliding and pivoting glass panels permit the seamless connection of interior and exterior space. Stair, wall, and casement elements were extended into the garden to create benches and architectonic topographies, separated only, at times, by glass. A three-part water feature appears to go through and beneath the building. When the panels are open it is often difficult to tell what is inside and what is outside. The house becomes the garden and the garden becomes the house.
Architect: George Suyama, Suyama Peterson Deguchi