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Designing to control flow

Creating recreation spaces that address water runoff. The client’s goal for this project was to rehab a dilapidated portion of the property into a casual, highly-usable entertaining and recreation area with a low maintenance landscape to surround. The spaces, architectural feel, and overall design needed to mesh with the existing property, located in a historic…

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Patio solves slope and shade

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Terraced outdoor space for coffee and happy hours. The backyard was a complete oversight on the behalf of the builder. First, he installed Bermuda sod in a completely shaded backyard – destined to doom. Having worked with our firm previously, the homeowner already knew this would be a problem and contacted us upon the closing.…

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Historic garden restored

Planters

Renovating and updating, while preserving the charm. The goal of this project was to renovate, restore, and update an historic garden dating back more than a hundred years. Originally begun in 1904, this garden was the subject of several books and the scene of many important parties through the 1920s, ’30s, and early ’40s; think…

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Unusable space transformed

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Giving these homeowners a functional back yard. The homeowners contacted our firm and explained they never use their back yard. There was no flat space just the concrete patio under the deck and no landscaping, absolutely nothing pleasant about being in the yard. Our objective was to make this a place where the homeowners could…

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Lighting the way

The Outdoor Lights

Outdoor space turned into “5 Star Resort.” The homeowner’s objective was to light their newly renovated outdoor space to keep with the elegant design enjoyed during the day. Our customer had never had architectural, nor landscape lighting, and wanted to make their outdoor entertainment space as enjoyable at night as it is during the day. The…

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Drainage solutions

Bennett Design & Landscape

Modern space solves built-in problems. Initially, the homeowners hired us to correct water and drainage issues left by the home builder. During a rain, water was coming into the house from the basement and the upper deck area. Once the drainage issues were resolved, the homeowner requested that we design a space with a pool/spa, outdoor grilling,…

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Hillside dilemma

Ed Castro Landscape

Expanded patio and elevated terrace. This family was looking to create a larger, usable space for recreation and entertainment behind their home, but the steep hillside was a challenge. The slope, and resulting drainage issues, limited their ability to use the space. Our firm was hired to turn this formerly problematic and nondescript space into…

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Re-designed for flow

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Small in-town space turned functional. The homeowner had just finished the expansion of their outdoor sunroom and wanted to pull together the back yard to create a more functional garden space. We had previously completed a similar project for her next-door neighbor, so she was familiar with the elements she wanted to incorporate into her project. The yard…

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Facade and rear yard makeover

Floralis Garden Design

Outdated exterior and unused rear yard are now bright and fresh. The existing rear landscape offered a mix of grade changes, low walls, overgrown plant material, an abandoned pond, and unusable landscape areas. Additionally, a rear terrace in disrepair and poor transitions between existing outdoor spaces rendered this property mostly unused. Our design removed the…

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Circular stone fireplace

Art of Stone Gardening

A client in Gainesville, GA wanted a custom fireplace with a circular opening inside her home. We designed and built this vent-less gas fireplace for her. To protect the wood framing of the house from the high temperatures that fire places generate, we used an Isokern modular fireplace insert. Over top of the Isokern insert, we laid…

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