Our clients had recently purchased a mid century Leenhouts designed home in Fox Point, Wisconsin and the existing landscape was in need of a complete makeover. As is the case with most homes of this period, the existing landscape consisted of mostly yews and junipers. To update the design we included a simple palette of long blooming perennials and ornamental grasses as well as boxwood and flowering hydrangea among others. The concrete front walk is more welcoming now with inlaid bluestone runnels.
The backyard conceptual landscape design was more complex than the front due to the exposed lower level. The upper main patio is triple the size of the existing patio and replicates the pattern of the window framing on the back of the home with inlaid bluestone runnels. Dry-stacked lannon stone retaining walls allow for the patio to cut into the hillside slightly. A separate fire pit deck is one step above the patio. The lower level patio is more intimate and great for a morning coffee or chilling in the hammock. Modern low voltage landscape lighting completes the design.
Designed by James Drzewiecki, APLD and Hannah Paulson, landscape designer