The Seattle Times

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Monday, November 8, 2010

A mansion is remade to make room for musings on the finer things

The terrace steps down to the pool and lawn, then to the Sound and "mountains covered by clouds. When they come out it's really dramatic," Shoup says. "A big oak tree hangs over the property, and (landscape architect) Tom Berger believes it to be the oldest oak tree in the state. He and I walk the property every year. He takes notes, and we come up with ideas."