Gimlet Pond

About This Project

Architect:  Stephen Marks

Builder:   Kavanagh Construction

Landscaper:   Webb Landscape

This home is nestled in the Cottonwood trees along the banks of the Bigwood River.  A commissioned totem pole greets visitors as they make their way through the cottonwoods.  Large native Douglas Fir and Lodgpole pines break up the scale of the house and define the entry.  A flagstone path, which cuts through the paver driveway, leads to the guest cabin.  Several outdoor rooms defined by elevation changes and plantings provide a variety of experiences in the back yard.  Off the living room of the house is the main terrace with its ashlar cut flagstone and small seat walls framing the view to pond.  A stream cuts through the patio as it cascades down to the pond.  Tucked around the corner is an intimate patio off the master bedroom with a shade garden and a spring that starts the stream.  A dining patio off the kitchen provides space for 2 large square tables that can be arranged separately or together, depending on the occasion.  A custom BBQ grill was placed on the back of the large river rock fireplace.  Tucked back in a corner is the Hot tub Patio, with a seat built of boulders and a multi stem Serviceberry providing an intimate setting.  Beyond is a casual outdoor living room centered on a stone fireplace.  Another “spring” emerges from the landscape and fills what has affectionately become the dog pond as every dog intuitively wades in for a cool off and a drink.  The careful planning and attention to detail has given the owners a setting that has exceeded their dreams.