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Case Study: Optimized For Outdoor Living

2020-01-23T14:37:53-06:00

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 [...]

Case Study: From Mossy to Marvelous

2020-01-28T13:24:21-06:00

Our clients wanted to reclaim the backyard of their 1928 Tudor Revival home to create a place to relax, enough to entertain large groups from 12 to 30. The backyard was large and promising but had its challenges. Surrounding mature shade trees created deep shade conditions that turned the surface of the existing patio [...]

Case Study: Something For Everyone

2020-01-23T14:22:36-06:00

It was evident from the start that the backyard patio and landscaping of this Wilmette Craftsman home needed an update. The existing hardscaping had limited functionality and no longer fit the needs of our clients, who have three teenagers. The landscaping had a lot of potential, but our clients hoped for a more elegant [...]

Case Study: A Tasteful Throwback

2020-02-10T15:05:32-06:00

Our clients, a busy couple who reside in a unique historic home, wished to reclaim their garden, which had become overgrown. They envisioned a private outdoor space with beautiful views for relaxing and dining outdoors, gathering around a fire, raising vegetables and potting flowers. The home was originally built in 1894 as a gardener’s [...]

Case Study: Restoration With A Destination

2020-02-10T15:05:09-06:00

Throughout the past 25 years, we have provided this North Shore customer with a variety of services spanning design, installation, and maintenance. We landscaped and hardscaped the grounds and continue to maintain it. It has been an ongoing project with various updates over the years.In the mid-1990s, we were contracted by the customer to enhance [...]

Case Study: Award-Winning Lakefront Property

2020-02-10T15:02:10-06:00

Our clients own a lakefront Tudor revival home built in 1910, located in the Evanston Lakeshore Historic District. They shared an asphalt driveway with their neighbors, who reside in a newer construction home built in 2005, situated closer to Lake Michigan. The shared driveway was narrow, which caused traffic issues when homeowners were coming [...]

Case Study: A Georgian Garden Revived

2020-02-10T14:59:07-06:00

The homeowners of this property discovered a diamond in the rough when they first laid eyes on this traditional Georgian home on a large Evanston lot. After completing renovations indoors, it was time to reclaim their space outdoors. With imagination and the right vision from the beginning, they knew they could create a beautiful [...]

Case Study: From Draining To Entertaining

2020-02-10T14:58:03-06:00

Drainage issues in the backyard created problems for our clients. A rainstorm would leave the backyard flooded for days, meaning their children couldn’t play outside without getting completely muddy. The soggy backyard, paired with the family’s small deck, didn’t offer much opportunity for the family to enjoy their outdoor space. Our clients wanted a [...]

Case Study: Reclaiming Privacy and Pleasure

2020-02-10T14:57:18-06:00

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 [...]

Case Study: An Elegant Manor Setting

2020-02-10T14:56:14-06:00

This lovely Tudor with a façade of an unusual blend of natural stone is within view of Lake Michigan in Glencoe. The existing limestone patio was small, rough, and uneven, and a clumsy step down from our clients’ family room and kitchen. Our client’s objective was to create a large, raised terrace, level with [...]

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