Lake HouseContemporary Landscape, Seattle
Rain water is channeled through a perforated pipe to create a waterfall. The water then is channeled into rain water reserve tanks under ground.
Photo: Aaron Leitz
What Houzz contributors are saying:
What looks like a standard pumped water feature is actually a clever catchment device that channels rainwater down from a perforated pipe masked by the pergola’s framing and into a basin that carries it to underground reserve tanks.
In addition to being a green component, the water feature creates a lovely ambience for the backyard and nearby rooms. "The house is close to a floating bridge, which is loud," says Castanes. "This mitigates those sounds with a much more pleasant white noise."