This suburban acreage is home to a family of four with two children. Our design and execution transformed an unfinished landscape with poor drainage and poor soil into an elegant and gated front yard and a lush backyard that functions for the whole family. The outdoor living space has an extended wood deck, a hot tub, fire pit and built-in barbeque with concrete countertops. The lawn is maximized for children’s play and parent relaxation.
Bright bold colours are the client’s favourite and these were planted to get a variety of complementary colours and textures blooming throughout the seasons. Layered perennials look neat informal garden beds around the home. Tall, orange planters illuminate the landscape at night for dramatic effect and Robinia trees with bright yellow leaves growing up to 100 feet tall will provide scale and colour to the property as time passes.
Most importantly on this project, we merged ecology and economy by choosing to preserve the woodland space that surrounds the home, instead of excavating it. We hired an arborist and a landscaper to weed, prune and cultivate the woodland back to health. With meandering pathways that lead through the yard and deep into the woodland, the entire landscape is a place to wander and get lost in your dreams.
photo: Brittney Kawasky