The landscape design of the Shadywood residence was inspired by the shady nature of the property. The light and shadows that play through and around the trees are as much a feature to be considered in the design as is the creek that wraps around the back boundary of the property. The landscape architect unveils the beauty of the property in order to create a visible and physical connection between the house and the property. The quiet and subtle aspects of the design enhance the architecture and natural features rather than overwhelm them. Preservation of trees was important as well as using natural materials and planting that grow natively in shady and wet conditions. The color palette was selected to reflect the shadow and light the sun creates as it finds an opening in the tree canopy, resulting in bright chartreuse green.