Project Highlights Location: Magnolia neighborhood, northwest of Seattle, Wash.
Construction budget: $80,000-$100,000
Intended use: To enhance the curb appeal of the home, maximize the view of the surroundings, and provide private space for lounging
Features: 17-step concrete entry stairway, integrally colored concrete retaining wall, colored concrete patios, roof deck, low-voltage landscape lighting, cedar fencing, focal-point container plantings
Landscape designer: Lisa Port, APLD, Banyon Tree Design Studio, Seattle
Architect: Jim Conti, Conti Studio Architects, Seattle (www.conti-studio.com)
Landscape contractor: Max Schmidt, Quercus Landscapes, Seattle