Albert Residence

It really does blend in with the area both in topography as well as in the colors and landscape.

John and Christina Albert of Seattle built their contemporary home on a waterfront lot near Turtle Rock just steps from the Columbia River as a vacation home, but fell so in love with their waterfront retreat that they quickly made it their family’s primary residence.

They asked Anderson Landscaping to create a landscape that would complement the subtle, sophisticated architectural design, blending a modern, minimalist aesthetic with the natural beauty of the river and the arid hillsides of eastern Washington.

Indigenous plants and materials

“In this case, we started with a gorgeous house and the landscape had to go along with that,” says general manager Jackie Johnson. “It had to be classy and modern in style, yet very inviting.”

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A fountain made from the basalt ubiquitous around North Central Washington echoes the dome of Turtle Rock itself as it emerges just across the water. The use of so many indigenous materials guarantees a long-lasting, drought-tolerant and low maintenance landscape that the Albert family can enjoy indefinitely.

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