Our clients reached out to us to design a new landscape for their unique mid-century modern home in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The home happens to be the childhood home of the husband. For the conceptual front yard landscape, we reconfigured the driveway and focused more attention on the front door. All new plantings frame the home along with low voltage landscape lighting.
For the streetside landscape, we carried over the modern landscape theme with a new planting bed around the existing lamp post that includes a defined stone retaining wall. A linear group of birch trees and ornamental grasses accents the top of the hill at the edge of the driveway.
In the backyard of this mid-century home, the existing patio was failing and too small for modern day entertaining. Our design features an expanded patio space for lounging and dining and replaces the rotting timber retaining walls with lannon stone. The linear groupings of the walls mimic an architectural detail on the home. A fire pit circle sits above the main patio on the hillside. All new plantings and additional landscape lighting complete the design.
Designed by James Drzewiecki, APLD and Hannah Paulson, landscape designer