The entrance to the Chase’s Japanese-inspired midcentury home joins meandering sculptural reflecting pools with rocks they collected nearby and artfully combines Japanese design with the naturalistic look of a Pacific Northwest woodland landscape.
This translates into an elegant quiet beauty that engenders feelings of peace and serenity. Collective efforts to preserve this truly iconic Northwest garden will ensure not only the perpetuation of its distinctive plant collection but the unique artistic vision and environmental principles forged by Emmott and Ione.
Ione provided the vision, and Emmott provided the muscle. She used to say and use to say “He can do anything I make up my mind to do.”