2015 Gold Award for Excellence in Residential Landscape Design and Construction - Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association
2012 Silver Award of Excellence - Midwest Region - Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
This Cedarburg, Wisconsin project proved challenging – fitting an 18’ x 44’ swimming pool on a narrow 60’ x 124’ lot, while still allowing room for entertaining, circulation and planting beds. We centered the pool on the view from the home’s dinette, leaving ample room for the desired pool pavilion and fire pit, along with planting beds all around. The design is based on a home-resort theme, with relaxation as well as entertaining the two major functions of the space. The built-in fire pit and the pavilion are both centered on the long axis of the pool, giving each a stunning viewpoint where the rest of the world melts away. A hammock area surrounded by perennials and ornamental grass sits at the opposite end of the pool. Long blooming perennials and flowering shrubs line the pool patio’s edge, softening the code required pool fence. Outside of the fence, river birch and juniper screen the neighbors. This landscape also boasts a lawn area large enough for a family game of football, as well as a secret garden for one of the client’s favorite plants, hosta. The pool pavilion is a great place for the family to eat or watch a baseball game on the flat panel TV. The fire pit extends the season well into fall, and also allows for early enjoyment in the spring. As soon as the heat hits in summer, the true vacation begins and the pool becomes a welcome respite for family and friends alike.
Designed by Ginkgo Leaf Studio and Installed by Mayer Landscapes LLC.