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Big Picture: Sweet dreams

September 29, 2015 -  By
James Martin 
Associates, Vernon Hills, Ill.


LOCATION: Lake Forest, Ill.

COMPANY: James Martin 
Associates, Vernon Hills, Ill.

THE DETAILS: “We refer to this as the ‘Dream Project’ because of the scale and attention to detail the team and homeowner had during the development of the project,”says James Martin Associates designer Brian Jordison.

It started as a clean slate—an empty, landlocked 5-acre lot only accessible by a 12-foot-wide driveway easement 200 feet from the street. During the house construction, most vehicles used the open lawn for parking. The installation of nearly 1,000 feet of granite curbing and the restoration of the front lawn meant construction parking became limited. Careful delivery staging was required.

Having worked together twice before, the homeowner trusted the design team.

Jordison concludes: “Whenever you can work with clients who are open-minded and trusting of your ideas, the end result will be something that will create fond memories.”

This project earned a National Landscape Awards of Excellence Grand Award from the National Association of Landscape

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