Rosemary Cottage Community

Location: Lynden, Washington

Scope: Site planning and landscape architecture

Size: 6 acres

Program: 12 residential cluster homes, open space, trails

Description: GCH assisted the owner's group in creating a cluster community of 12 homes centered around a common open space, pond, trails, meadow and orchards. The client's goal was to preserve and enhance as much of the site as possible by keeping the homesites tightly knit with minimal home footprints. Due to the close integration of buildings and landscape, GCH was able to assist with building massing and calculations in addition to being fully responsible for the landscape architectural design. The intent of the overall plan was to restore the character of the site to a natural rural environment that blends into the surrounding agricultural lands.