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4 12, 2019

Case Study: Optimized For Outdoor Living

By |2020-01-08T09:33:32-06:00December 4th, 2019|Back Yard, Bluestone, Case Studies, Children's garden, Curb Appeal, Decks, Design Ideas, Family-friendly, Fire Features, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

The homeowners of a beautiful 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home contacted us to create an impressive outdoor entertaining space, equipped with four different areas for entertaining: a bigger deck for lounging, a kitchen/dining area, a fire pit area, and lots of lawn space for their child to play. They also desired more privacy. Situated [...]

25 07, 2017

Case Study: Reclaiming Privacy and Pleasure

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00July 25th, 2017|Bluestone, Case Studies, Curb Appeal, Front Yard, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Natural Stone|0 Comments

Our clients were renovating the exterior of their charming 1894 Victorian home situated on a corner lot, located in the historic district of Evanston. They wished to reclaim their private space, which was a long and narrow, sloped side yard with a worn, three-terraced patio. One had to step outside and walk around the house [...]

10 02, 2015

Case Study: The Infinite Love Garden

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00February 10th, 2015|Bluestone, Case Studies, Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Pets|0 Comments

The ability to find joy in the midst of great loss is a character trait that is not just hard to grasp, but one to be admired. The inspiration behind this project, located in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, was to honor the memory of a wife who was taken from this world too soon, and to [...]

16 02, 2011

Nature’s Perspective Receives Residential Design Award

By |2018-02-19T16:01:30-06:00February 16th, 2011|Bluestone, Case Studies, Flowers, Landscaping, Paving and Hardscaping, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

We are proud to announce we have been recognized by the Illinois Landscape Contractor Association as a 2011 Excellence in Landscaping Award winner in the category of Residential Landscape Construction. This distinguished honor is unique because of its rigorous application criteria and that the judging is done by fellow landscapers throughout the industry.  A landscape upgrade [...]

16 12, 2010

Case Study: A Nantucket Style Retreat

By |2018-02-19T16:01:30-06:00December 16th, 2010|Bluestone, Case Studies, Landscaping, Natural Stone, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

Our clients enjoyed everything about their new home– except the back yard, which was exposed to the street, had only grass, a dull, poured concrete patio installed by the home’s contractor, consistently wet soil, and a large, unsightly catchbasin in the lawn. The wide, poured concrete driveway also looked too plain next to the intricately [...]