Mountain Home Retreat

This mountain home retreat is one of Alderwood's largest projects in the Spokane area. With a significant water feature, pool, and stunning views, it is no wonder this has become one of our favorites!

When these clients contacted Alderwood, they expressed a desire for a design that took advantage of their large property and 360-degree views without taking away from the grandeur of their craftsman-style home.

From an architectural standpoint, the main challenge of this property was to connect the front yard landscaping (which included two basalt water features and a paver driveway) to the central landscaping around the side and back of the property. Our design team solved this issue by implementing a massive basalt boulder retaining wall with custom stone steps that worked into an extensive water feature system. The pavers around the property complemented the home's style and provided a natural flow from the interior outside.

For added interest, elements of fire were placed around the edge of the landscape. Fire cauldrons and a sunken fire pit provided entertainment features while still preserving the distant lake view.

Overall, our clients said they could not be pleased with the results and constantly invite friends to their new paradise.

Design Elements

Expansive Water Feature Retaining Wall

Custom Pond With Negative Edge

Sunken Fire Pit and Patio

Hand-Picked Basalt Stone Steps

Custom Paver Driveway

LED Night Lighting

Custom Lit Pool

Fire Cauldrons

Mountain Home Retreat