A Sophisticated Natural Estate

Small compact spaces are oftentimes much more challenging from a design standpoint than large spaces. Combine compact spaces with steep slopes, and you can really test the skills of a Landscape Architect. This particular project required certain objectives to be met by the client, which was a challenge TERRAFIRMA fulfilled.

To keep in theme to the natural look desired by the home owners and Landscape Architect, large slabs of sandstone were brought in to create terracing and steps, to make a steep unusable, high maintenance lot into a sanctuary for entertaining and easy access down to the lower lake level.

The large native trees provide a cloak of shade over the site, which allowed the creation of beautiful shade loving perennial garden areas and vivid colored hydrangea’s dappled throughout the landscape. The flagstone walkways, add to the cottage charm of the site and tie in perfectly with the large slabs of sandstone for that “Old Cottage garden” look.

Project Details

Onsted, Michigan

Services Provided:

  • Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Engineering Services
  • Installation of Large Quarried Stone
  • Precast Brick Paving
  • Wood Burning Firepit
  • Landscape Planting & Irrigation
  • Landscape Lighting for Steps, Paths and Terraces
  • Porous Paving System for Vehicular Parking

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