This dramatic residential garden and outdoor living space is set atop a hilltop overlooking the Calgary skyline. Property features craftsman inspired design material and elements including stone walkways, a custom fireplace with a water feature, built-in seating, fire pit, circular arbor, lawn, gardens, children's play area all with spectacular views.
This current project for a new, modern residential home in North Dallas features a sophisticated landscape design including new driveway entry gates, motor court parking area with plenty of room for family and friends to park. The rear garden creates an outdoor resort feel for entertaining year round.
Set in the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas, this dramatic hillside property sits on one of the most picturesque streets in Dallas. This property featured a new driveway approach to the front motor court along with a grand walkway approach from the street up to the front door. In the rear garden, the owners wanted to create a New Orleans feel with stone retaining walls and an intimate seating area, outdoor cooking area and fire place all beneath a shade structure. A fountain feature and waterfall was created adjacent to the seating area to provide an intimate feel and the ambiance of the sound of water.
Our design for this project included the development of a new luxury swimming pool with decorative tile floor inlay, spa, tanning ledge and water features, bluestone outdoor terrace and an outdoor fire pit seating area. We used new specimen trees and screening hedges to provide privacy from the neighboring houses and then added simple and structured garden plantings to create an inviting and private retreat for the owners.
A collection of additional residential garden design projects.
Discovery Valley Cove - Calgary, Alberta | This conceptual entry design and update was prepared for the residents of the upscale neighborhood of Discovery Valley Cove. The proposed new entry design would feature new decorative iron entry gates, new entry walls and columns, new logo and signage design, decorative lanterns, enhanced paving materials and new trees and landscaping to create an impressive entry for residents and guests.
This dramatic French estate features a garden that reflects some of the great gardens of the east coast of the United States and Europe. The expansive gardens and grounds are all formally organized off the architecture of the main house and create some impressive views and axial spaces. The front arrival is framed by decorative iron gates and entry columns and opens onto a grand front motor court with formal trees, plantings and a central fountain. The rear garden features a dramatic view and terminates with an impressive view of a domed garden structure surrounded by fountains. The formal pool area is lined with manicured lawns and specimen trees and is anchored by a cabana building which overlooks the sunken tennis court. The property also features detailed paving patterns and materials, multiple fountains throughout and extensive garden paths cut out of the native wooded areas along with an Orangerie, an aviary and a greenhouse.
This formal garden in Highland Park, Texas features an expansive pool and side garden. The front garden features a circular driveway approach to the front porch. Through the side decorative garden gate, you can get a glimpse of the classical fountain and custom shade structure with cast stone columns and hanging baskets filled with flowers. Other design details on the project include a luxury pool with fountain jets, screen trees, Pennsylvania bluestone paving and steps with Mexican beach pebbles.
For this estate property located in Prosper, Texas, we designed new front entry gates and expanded the existing lake features with a new fountain jet, boathouse and landscaping. At the front of the residence we created at new circular motor court and arrival experience for the owners and guests.
Maximizing and transforming a narrow backyard into a resort-style, private retreat fo the owner. This project featured a modern, linear lap pool, water feature and outdoor living area with shade structure and built-in seating.
Located in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, this project creates a welcoming driveway and arrival area that leads to a relaxing outdoor living area with natural pool shape with bluestone decks and unique boulders. The garden also features a covered pavilion, fireplace, decorative iron gates, steps stones, lush landscaping and shade arbor.
A modern and sophisticated design was created for this recently renovated home in the coveted Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas. The new design features a luxurious pool and outdoor living area with all the amenities needed for entertaining and family fun. A raised spa with custom spillways and negative edge flows over into an inviting pool with a all-tile tanning ledge. The upper patio has an overhead structure that provides rain and sun protection for the outdoor kitchen and seating areas. The landscape and planting materials were selected to echo the modern style of this residence and garden while also providing the low maintenance and private retreat the owner desired.
This cottage style garden in Highland Park, Texas featured a dramatic transformation into a wonderful intimate garden. The existing pool was renovated with all new coping and stone veneer and an end portion of the pool was enclosed to create a koi pond with aquatic plants. A glass panel was installed between the pool and koi pond to allow the swimmers to submerge themselves and see into the koi area. The rest of the garden featured lush landscaping which included shade loving plants and mint was planted in between the step stones for a soft feel.
This classically designed residence was once the home of a former Texas Govenor. The stately entry is framed by a simple, yet formal plantings in the front yard. The rear garden features a courtyard framed by both wings of the house. In the center of the courtyard is a cast iron fountain that creates a dramatic focal point and reflects the period and style of the architecture. Rear porches and walkways are dressed with a detailed brick pattern . The garden extends to the rear of the property down steps to a seating area that overlooks the natural area of Turtle Creek.
This conceptual landscape design was completed for a newly updated Midcentury Modern residence located in Farmers Branch, Texas. The design features clean lines and an understated simplicity in the design and plantings that helped convey the architecture of the house. The rear garden features a new outdoor living area with an expansive outdoor kitchen, built-in seating, fire pit and a custom water wall feature.
This new transitional modern style residence in Dallas, features an understated and simplistic landscape design including a new concrete driveway with inlay LED lighting, corten steel planters and native, low maintenance plant selections. The rear garden provides perimeter privacy along with a wall fountain feature that can be seen throughout the interior of the main floor. Architecture by SHM Architects.
Located in Addison, Texas, this project features a proposed modern update and pool renovation to an existing residence and outdoor living area. The renovated pool transforms the dated pool into a new, resort-style space that provides a raised spa, new linear, plank style paving, modern shade structure with operable panels and a new wood deck and fire pit area for entertaining.
Located in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, for this modern residence, we designed new entry gates and fencing along with new perimeter landscaping to help frame and accent the views to the house while still providing a privacy from the surrounding streets. This exceptional residence was designed by Michael Malone Architects.
This small inner city residence and lot gets a much need update. The project started with the removal of overgrown and tired existing plant material so we could start with a blank slate after a full house restoration. The front garden was brought back to a human scale welcoming the visitors and providing interaction with the surrounding neighborhood. Soft plantings complete with garden ornaments introducing by the client make for the ideal inner city small front garden. A Pennsylvania bluestone walkway leads to a stone upper patio that is ideal for sitting in the morning sun and interacting with the community orientated neighbors. The rear courtyard was paved in blue and lilac Pennsylvania stone and the space is used primarily for cooking and dining. A decorative wood fence and arbor add privacy and shade loving plants soften the courtyard between the main residence and garage.
This residence in the exclusive Mt. Royal neighborhood of Calgary. The front garden includes a low retaining wall and steps that separates the public street from the private residence. Once inside the property, the stone walkways, trees and lush planting welcome the visitors to the residence. The rear garden is geared to entertaining and providing a place for the children and the family pet to play. The centerpiece of the garden is the outdoor fireplace located on the upper patio that provides an oasis for the family to sit and relax from the downtown core only minutes away. Raised beds allow for extra seating in a more casual environment all supplemented by flowering pots and a lower lawn area for play. The hot tub is located at the basement level patio and only steps away from the man cave complete with poker room, home theatre and bar area fit for a Viking.
A private family ranch property located in Grandview, Texas that includes a new main house, service garage, courtyard area and a new infinity edge pool set on a hillside with panoramic views of the rolling hills and property. A true hill country and resort style getaway for the owners.
Located in Lakewood, this new residential project created a new, sophisticated design with low maintenance landscaping, swimming pool and outdoor living area for the modern family lifestyle. Working to maximize the area of the property to develop a luxurious and private for entertaining.