The clients wanted some clean and modern additions to their home. Two arbors were built, one as a invitation over the main entry as well as a shelter for an outdoor kitchen. A pool was added to accentuate the views of the lake from the site along with a fire table to warm up the space.
This vastness of the site was a great opportunity to give this residence a secluded retreat feel, with wide porch and luxurious swimming pool fit for a spa resort.
The landscape compliments an elegant English cottage-style home with lush planting surrounding a manicured lawn. Water features, such as a fountain and a pool, appeals to the serenity of the space with a touch of sound and pop of blue color. While the pool is contemporary in style, it does not detract from the venerable classic scheme of the home.
Working with the owner/developers and a team of artists, architects and native plants experts, the rugged natural character of farm and floodplain was preserved even as residential and commercial environments were built. The innate qualities of the site are reflected in the new developments.
This small enclave of mixed traditionally-styled homes was designed to emulate the surrounding Lakewood style from the twenties and thirties. While each home is different, the landscapes work together to form a cohesive neighborhood and give the secluded cul-de-sac the feel of a small park. Lush plantings, gravel drives, patios, water features, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces are all customized for each homeowner within the overall theme.