This landscape design for a residence in the west hills of Portland, Oregon extended the main internal axis of the house into outdoor rooms at front and back entries.
The design elements evolved with changes in the architect's schematics for the house, but basic concepts remained the same.
Given the moderate slope and sun exposure of the south facing hillside site, the front yard featured an overlook entry shaded by flowering crabapple trees while the back yard carved into the slope for a patio and edible garden area.
The back porch connected paths around house to a barbecue area, grape arbor and a few dwarf fruit trees. It featured a concave, Cedar-capped concrete seating area and a curved retaining wall topped with 4' Cedar fencing.