Big Picture: Timeless Elegance

January 12, 2015 -  By

LOCATION: Glencoe, Ill.

COMPANY: Mariani Landscape, Lake Bluff, Ill.

THE DETAILS: The homeowners of this lakefront residence discovered the house in a dilapidated state. Vines covered the windows, and the grounds were overgrown from years of neglect. Believed to have been built in the 1920s, the house was then uninhabitable. In 2013, Mariani Landscape earned a National Landscape Awards of Excellence Grand Award from the Professional Landcare Network for this project.

In conjunction with the renovation and expansion of the residence, the landscape architect collaborated with the interior designer and building architect to achieve balance with three elements—the home, gardens and pool area.

The intent was to create a calming landscape that evokes a sense of time and place, while incorporating the new functional requirements of the residence. This included the gravel driveway and court, bluff stabilization, new pool area, the adjoining dining terraces and the front tennis court.

 

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