Bowline Studio

Alameda Backyard Retreat
Spring 2020 - Spring 2021
Portland, OR

The Alameda Backyard Retreat consisted of a full garage conversion, a covered back porch and complete landscape overhaul.

The backyard living space was redesigned with a covered deck and refurbished patio for dining and lounging during hot and wet months. The existing garage was renovated into a sauna complete with a changing room and outdoor shower.

Extensive areas of lawn were eliminated and gardens around the property were expanded and reorganized with a focus on native and drought tolerant plants to minimize maintenance and water use. 

Below are photos of the garage and former deck before the project.

Updates! Some photos from the summer of 2023 as some of the gardens become more established: