2010 - Present
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BEFORE - Limited parking in front of garage with no view of front doors.
AFTER - Welcoming parking court, inviting entry and fabulous colorful landscape.
BEFORE - A chaotic circuitous walkway through jumbled plantings that obscure the entrance.
AFTER - Tidy maintainable landscape. Inviting crisp walk and porch to the front door.
BEFORE - Sloping back lawn and side foundation.
AFTER - Swimming drama nestled into the hillside.
BEFORE - The deck was visually confining and cut off access to the side yard.
AFTER - Wide open patios with sitting walls defining separate conversation and dining areas. New steps lead to a new set of french doors.
BEFORE - The steep slope started close to the house.
AFTER - Landscape, pool house, fence and stone work create a perfect spot for this dramatic pool.
BEFORE - The client wanted access to the upper lawn area.
AFTER - The existing big boulder was a perfect anchor for the steps.
BEFORE - Backyard.
AFTER - Backyard living.
BEFORE - The lawn sloped uphill from the driveway.
AFTER - Natural stone stairs lead through the garden to the pergola.
BEFORE - An unappealing mulched landscape island.
AFTER - A stream wends its way through lush plantings to a small pond.
BEFORE - The side yard below the deck falls off sharply.
AFTER - A boulder retaining wall built on the slope makes level space for a patio and fireplace.
BEFORE - Water cools the landscape the first Summer following installation.
AFTER - Spring, about four years later. The stones weather and plants grow in to soften the look.
BEFORE - The lawn beyond the garage
AFTER - Mudroom entrance, pool fencing and stone work.
BEFORE - The pool is completed in July.
AFTER - Two Summers later the landscape fills in and the stonework weathers to take on color.
BEFORE - Walls and steps were built by machine. Lawn was installed and a few plants were transplanted from other areas of the property.
AFTER - Additional planting is done on the upper level. Ferns and perennials grow in for a lush look.