Waterfront Outdoor Living At Its Finest

Overlooking the Puget Sound, this waterfront home features multiple areas for outdoor entertaining, dining or just kicking back by the fire. Designer Kris Krohn chose low-maintenance plantings to soften the hardscape and tie the outdoor rooms into the natural surroundings.

Photo By: Brian Neel Parks

Photo By: Brian Neel Parks

Photo By: Alderwood Landscaping

Photo By: Brian Neel Parks

Photo By: Brian Neel Parks

Stunning Waterfront Patio and Balcony

Waterfront views can be enjoyed from both the lower-level patio or the balcony of this coastal home. A wood dining table and chairs make for easy alfresco dining on the lower patio. Stone pavers that extend to the water are a nod to the rocky shoreline.

Attractive Low-Maintenance Landscaping Around Shoreline

Low-flowering perennials and salt water-tolerant grasses were planted around this shoreline patio.

Waterfront Sitting Area With Square Fire Pit

A private patio is tucked along the shoreline, complete with a blazing fire pit and all-weather outdoor furniture. A matching blue sofa and pair of chairs offer comfy seating for taking in the spectacular view.

Covered Waterfront Patio With Stone Floor, Woven Ottoman

A breezy patio expansion preserves the views of the Puget Sound while providing covered seating to enjoy the scenery. A round woven seagrass coffee table, versatile outdoor rugs and red accents keep the look decidedly relaxed and coastal.

Contemporary Coastal Home With Landscape Lighting

Landscaping lighting illuminates the walkway to a home that blends coastal and contemporary architecture. A small seating area with Adirondack chairs is perfect for taking in the sunset or the distant Olympic Mountains.

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