Brooks Kolb’s landscape design for a weekend getaway home on Hood Canal is featured in the October, 2013 issue of “Coastal Living” Magazine.
The on-line story, titled “A Quaint Retreat,” displays only this dining room image looking out to the canal and the Olympic Mountains beyond, but the print version includes several exterior shots showcasing my landscape design. Titled “Paradise Found,” the print version summarizes the project in a subtitle, explaining that “The serene, blissful setting of a waterfront Holly, Washington abode brings back happy memories of a homeowner’s childhood on the coast.”
This unique garden in the village of Holly, Washington features not only a beach and an upland forest lining a long driveway, but also a small wetland and an active salmon stream. Restoration of the salmon stream was a key part of the project, involving both re-sculpting the creek banks and islands and clearing a major culvert under the Seabeck-Holly Road, adjacent to the property. After the restoration was completed, salmon returned to the creek in droves.
The project team included Andrew Borges, architect; Tom and Kathy Smayda, hydraulic engineers and wetland biologists; and Robin Richie, landscape contractor. The interiors are by Michelle Burgess. Photograph by John Ellis.