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TAG: 2015 Grand Award

Big Picture: What’s new is old again

April 29, 2016By

Location: Avery County, N.C. Company: Greenleaf Services, Newland, N.C.   The Details: The clients wanted their newly constructed home’s outdoor space to blend within their 100-year-old neighborhood, located on a single-lane road. The humble facade of the residence was intentional, and the clients wanted understated landscaping, as well. Specific requests included using native woodland materials; preserving the existing century-old hemlock trees; adding... read more

Big Picture: Born on the Bayou

April 4, 2016By
Photos: McDugald-Steele Landscape Architects and Contractors

Location: Houston Company: McDugald-Steele The Details: The client’s objective was to integrate a new residence and landscaping into a natural, mostly undisturbed 7.5-acre site. Construction was staged over more than five years in five distinct phases. This approach allowed the project to proceed in small working “envelopes” that reduced the impact of construction on the property. The site naturally drained toward... read more

Big Picture: Small space, living large

January 11, 2016By
All amenities come together functionally, spatially, and aesthetically in this outdoor living space.

Location: Chesapeake Bay Company: Walnut Hill Landscape Co., Annapolis, Md. The details: The clients wanted to incorporate a pool, spa and entertainment space for their waterfront home. The goal was privacy—a difficult task with neighbors and a driveway in close proximity. Working within the confines of the protective Chesapeake Bay regulations added complexities, as did a Memorial Day deadline. The crews worked all... read more