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Mid Century Landscape - Ann Arbor, MI

Our client purchased this 1953 home designed by George Brigham and planned to do a whole home remodel. After seeing our work in Atomic Ranch magazine, they reached out to us. We were tasked with creating a landscape design for the entire property that would coordinate with the updated home. For the front yard we suggested new dry-stacked limestone walls and steps to replace the crumbling, existing walls. The whole landscape design was influenced by the angled roof on the home which impacted both hardscapes and bedlines. Some plantings were grouped to play off the angled lines of the design. Plantings include a mixture of long-blooming perennials, flowering shrubs and evergreens along with ornamental and shade trees. A small, Zen garden space was tucked off the corner of the home.

For the driveway entrance we designed simple angled beds to mimic what is around the home and a cluster of birch trees, our clients favorite!

The backyard design focuses on a new expanded patio using our client's preferred material of bluestone. Separate spaces for grilling, dining and lounging were created along with a separate fire pit area. All new plantings surround the patio working around an existing Japanese maple that was retained. Bluestone steppers connect the patio to the front yard. Additional plantings were designed to enhance the backyard perimeter to increase privacy. Low voltage landscape lighting completes the design.

Designed by James Drzewiecki, CPLD and Hannah Paulson, landscape designer.

Mid Century Landscape - Ann Arbor, MI