Creative Landscape Design
Designing for style. Exceeding expectations
This 1960's colonial-style home has a classic feel. We used materials to complement that feel. A combination of bluestone and natural northeastern fieldstone was used around the home. The bluestone in this project was wet set with mortared joints to create the classic look.Read More About Our Process 〉
Classically styled and inviting
Bluestone was used for the entryway. An elegant portico makes it more inviting. From there, a meandering walkway connects with the driveway which accesses the backyard. Low voltage LED lighting in each area gives warmth, visual appeal and improved safety for walking after dark.Learn More About Our Entryway Design 〉
Three Discrete Levels
The back patio and entertainment area were designed to have three levels, each with their own purpose.
The first level is the cooking area with a custom-built grill station and room for a small table and chairs for hanging out with the cook. The grill station was dressed with the same natural stone veneer used around the house. A polished bluestone countertop was used here to keep with the timeless bluestone theme.
The next level is the main dining space. It is the largest level and is outfitted with a table for ten. A meandering waterfall and stream cradle one of the corners. That brings us to the third level.Learn More about Patio Design 〉
On the third level is a crackling camp-style fire pit area. This area's irregularly-shaped bluestone surface comfortably separates it from the formal dining area. The fire pit has ample seating: a comfortable stone bench, with two table piers on each end, circles half-way around the fire area, completing the fire pit.Learn More About our Fire Pit Design Service 〉
The Pool Renovation
Using Energy Efficient Equipment
The pool and its surroundings had been neglected for years so a complete renovation was needed.
We updated the plumbing and relocated the new equipment to work with the new design. A chlorine generator salt water system was added with new low-voltage pumps to handle filtering efficiently. Colored LED lighting was added to the water to offer different mood effects. Updated computer controls make it easy to monitor and balance the waters health and temperature.
The patio space was designed with several seating areas to accommodate a large crowd but still be intimate. Cambridge paving stones were used around the pool because they are cooler to the touch and their size, texture, pattern and color complement the bluestone in the main patio and entryway.Learn More about Pool Design 〉
The waterfall adds a subtle sense of modern to the otherwise classic design. The waterfall can be enjoyed for more of the year because it doesn't spill into the pool. So even when the pool is closed, the waterfall can still be enjoyed.Learn More About How We Design Waterfalls 〉
The pool patio has a dining table with seating for six, a wicker conversation set and a lounge chair area. Plants were carefully chosen to bring seasonal color and variety to the space. We designed the extra seating to be relaxed for easy conversation and comfortable recreation.Learn More about our Pool Area Design & Build Service 〉
Traditional boxwood, roses and hydrangea shrubs were used throughout for a traditional planting theme. Flowering perennials including daylilies, liriope and nepeta were added to complement these plants.Learn More about our Planting Service 〉
See How Our 3D Design Aided In This Full Property Renovation
This project was a complete overhaul of the property. We segmented the project into 3 work zones: front entry, back patio/outdoor entertainment area and pool area. Making the most for this property would only come through designing the project in 3D. 3D design ensured true communication of our design by showing a 3D representation of how the property would be before we started to build. For example, our 3D design allowed seeing the front overhang and natural bluestone landing as if it were already built.Learn More About Our 3D Landscape Design Service 〉