Banyon Tree Design
North Creek Remodel
Tahuya Cabin Clearwater Commons LID Woodland Park Porch Leppa Garden Shed Goldern Gardens Deck  


Remodel of a 1940’s home includes a new second floor dormer/master suite with expansive wetland views and a remodeled kitchen adjacent to an enlarged, partially covered deck.  A mud room was added at the main entry and covered with a green roof, one of many sustainable techniques used on this remodel.  The farmhouse appearance of the exterior is contrasted with the contemporary open feel of the interior.

TAHUYA CABIN - under construction - 2008:

This contemporary cabin sits above Hood Canal with expansive views of the Olympic Mountains to the West.  The 1500 SF, 3 bedroom/2 bath weekend retreat will incorporate an open floor plan with stunning views from nearly every room.  A large deck with a courtyard space will provide for ample outdoor entertaining.  The landscaping consists of drought tolerant native plantings to blend with the existing natural vegetation, increasing wildlife habitat and maintaining view corridors.

CLEARWATER COMMONS LID - construction starts - 2009:

A low impact development of 15 new homes on 7 acres is in for permit in South Snohomish County. The project will manage all stormwater onsite by utilizing many sustainable development practices including raingardens, pervious paving, green roofs, pin foundations and smaller building footprints.  The homes will be clustered around a pedestrian walkway with a common house near the middle and central parking near the main entry.  The homes will employ many sustainable building practices in order to create energy efficient healthy homes.  These techniques will include advanced framing, high efficiency insulation, and low-toxic recycled and/or sustainable materials.  The project will also include a native plant nursery and plant propagation as part of a wetland and stream restoration project.  See for more information.


The new entry walk and a remodeled entry porch were added to an existing Dutch Colonial home near Woodland Park.  Materials were chosen to stay in context with the existing traditional style and to provide for an inviting entry to this classic Seattle home. 


A small space out back with an existing raised deck pad was the perfect spot to locate a precious little garden shed. The small house nestles in at the end of a brick patio surrounded by vegetable gardens and colorful ornamentals. Wide French doors open up to the patio space to take advantage of year round entertaining and exposure to the garden.


The owners wanted to access the unused area of the steep-sloped backyard.  The rear yard now boasts a multi-level deck providing outdoor rooms and entertaining spaces with panoramic views to the Olympics and gracious access to the rear yard for recreation.

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