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Big Picture: Entertaining in the great outdoors

June 18, 2018By

Location: Amherst, N.H. Company: Pellettieri Associates The design intent was to create a series of outdoor multipurpose rooms on the property, located on a northern slope in a densely wooded area. As such, the house lot was quite dark and received a substantial amount of groundwater/runoff. Due to poor soil conditions, the potential locations for a leach field were limited,... read more

Big Picture: Clean and classic

June 1, 2018By

Location: Highland Park, Texas Company: Southern Botanical This residence was built in 2001 and hadn’t been updated since. The clients took on a renovation project of the house’s interior, the pool terrace and the landscaping, and they also looked to expand the rear garden for entertaining and build a double-entry drive in the front of the home. For the landscaping,... read more

Big Picture: Healing Haven

April 16, 2018By

Location: Lynchburg, Va. Company: Southern Landscape Group The client, Pearson Regional Cancer Center, wanted to create a garden where patients receiving cancer treatments could go for relaxation and therapy. The healing garden also would include a vegetable garden with raised beds for growing and harvesting organic and pesticide-free vegetables for patients receiving treatment at the center. The team from Southern... read more

Big Picture: Lake Life

March 19, 2018By

Location: Weatherby Lake, Mo. Company: Embassy Landscape Group The clients’ intent for the project was to build access to their boat dock and the lake, create a lakeside gathering place and repurpose a rock pile left over from their home construction. The final design used natural stone for the steps down to the water—an easier installation than forming and pouring... read more

Big Picture: Water Wise at Heritage Hills

February 22, 2018By

Location: Lone Tree, Colo. Company: Designs by Sundown Heritage Hills is a gated community of luxury homes located south of Denver. In 2013, the community’s Metro District began a renovation project to reduce overall water use. Designs by Sundown sought to educate residents that water-wise and sustainable landscapes didn’t mean that lush, green streetscapes, medians and monuments were being replaced... read more

Big Picture: Contemporary inspiration

February 9, 2018By

Location: Vienna, Va. Company: Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction Prior to construction, this backyard had poor soil conditions, making it a challenge to grow plants, and it lacked hardscape or additional structures. The homeowner’s goal was to have entertaining space for family and large gatherings—a space with a modern and contemporary style. They wanted the backyard to have a resort-like... read more

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