Thrilled with how this project turned out!
A portion of the area surrounding the existing cottage had been previously landscaped using limestone. Our clients wanted to change things up and use granite for the lake side of the property. We were able to successfully mesh the two stone materials into a beautiful cohesive space. The stepping stone pathway from the bunkie and the walkway/steps from the cottage lead you onto the spacious waters edge flagstone patio. The patio seamlessly connects to the custom dock structure, providing an even greater usability to the space. A raised portion of the patio was created for the homeowners and their guests to enjoy evening lakeside bonfires. Dry stack retaining walls were used throughout to create garden areas as well as in a combination with river rock as the shoreline stabilization treatment. Stone stairs were incorporated into the shoreline from the patio to provide access into the lake. One of our favorite custom features is the stone bench which is permanently affixed to the dock. The addition of black mulch to the gardens, multiple tree plantings and new sod really cleaned up the entire site upon completion. While this property wasn’t a “blank slate” and building onto existing features poses their challenges, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
More photos of this project can be viewed on our portfolio page.
Photo credit to Eleanor Dobbins Photography – www.eleanordobbins.com