Ives Woods Classic Makeover

Having the landscaping look architecturally fitting for this elegant home was a challenge from many standpoints to create walls and stairs to properly terrace and provide a way to navigate the topography of this beautiful lot. The flowing natural limestone walls sweep throughout the property creating a look that is harmonious and period correct, not only to the neighborhood but to many of the fine homes of this era in Ann Arbor. This project was complicated, more than what is visually apparent. Engineering worked hand in hand with TERRAFIRMA’S staff to meet the requirements of the city and county regarding the driveway installation, city sidewalks, and site drainage. Also upgrading and relocating sewer lines and electric had to be performed to accommodate the new design layout.

The beauty of this project doesn’t end at sunset. The landscape lighting accentuates the beautiful free flowing stone walkways, walls, plantings and the stately entrance.

Project Details

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Services Provided:

  • Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Engineering Services
  • Landscape Planting & Irrigation
  • Landscape Lighting for Steps, Paths and Terraces
  • Porous Paving System for Vehicular Parking
  • Precast Brick Paving
  • Installation of Retaining Walls
  • Installation of Sod

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