On this site, a series of interconnected outdoor rooms were created using shotcrete walls and planters, enormous boulders, and a water feature leading from the entry gate to the front door with views of the lake beyond. The interior terrazzo floors of the building were extended into the gardens using the architectural modules. The shotcrete bases of the buildings were extended into the landscape to create retaining walls, planters, and privacy screens. The result is a series of architectonic outdoor rooms of different scales and microclimates that blend seamlessly with the buildings.
As one moves through the garden a series of surprises are encountered: a water runnel, a waterfall, stone steps leading into the lake, a new cove carved from the lake shore and clad in granite boulders, stone benches, an outdoor fireplace, and a floating platform concealing a hot tub. At each turn a new outdoor space and an unanticipated element presents itself. When looking through the glass pavilion of the main house, it is often difficult to tell what is inside and what is outside.
Architect: Tom Kundig, Olson Sundberg