2015 Gold Award - Best Specialty Wall Project in Residential Design and Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Excellence in Hardscape Project of the Year
2012 Gold Award for Excellence in Residential Landscape Design and Construction - Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association
This modern interpretation of a craftsman styled home was the inspiration for the eclectic and contemporary landscape design. Low garden walls which match the house veneer were incorporated to offer a sense of enclosure and add a bold architectural element to define the public and semi-private spaces.
Upon entering into the back yard through the home’s breezeway, the stage is set with the signature element of the design; a theatrical 5’ diameter fire pit and split fieldstone radial bench. The 100 year old cast iron fire pit began its life as a syrup kettle in which sugar cane was melted and still shows the foundry mark from Georgia.
To bridge the change in levels between the upper and lower terrace, a stunning set of convex and concave limestone steps integrate with patterned bluestone to create the dramatic landing.
A restrained palette of perennials and ornamental grasses combined with native shrub and tree species adds refinement and seclusion to the entire property. Additional details include bluestone medallions set in concrete, extensive landscape lighting, and a well engineered irrigation system.