This project was more restoration than landscape, as almost exclusively native plants are used, with an overall theme of ‘wild west coast’ inspired by architecture and forests of the western Vancouver Island. The clients envisioned their home enveloped by and peeking out of the salal and douglas firs that were retained for the house build.
Additional mass plantings of native sedums, dune grass, salal, shore pines, and the ubiquitous swordferns serve to settled into the landscape and mask the house from view. Strategic sightlines from the house to the ocean were designed in to the boldly modern home. Use of local flagstone and step risers around the outdoor living spaces add weight and a timeless quality to the landscape.