Basin View is a 2,500 sq. ft. rancher with south-facing ocean views. From start to finish, we were instructed that "no unnecessary trees were to come down." We managed to blast and remove some 200 loads of rock out of a tight circle of arbutus, which, in the end, would touch nearly every side of the house. A lofty timber framed great room with live tree accents sets the open style concept. The team also made our first pond and slate patio, complete with waterfall and stonework – some true landscaping art!