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TAG: National Landscape Awards of Excellence Grand Award

Big Picture: Sweet dreams

September 29, 2015By
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... read more

Big Picture: Ready for its close-up

August 18, 2015By
Southview Design, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

LOCATION: Behind a local TV station’s studios COMPANY: Southview Design, Inver Grove Heights, Minn. THE DETAILS: For 31 years, this TV station’s “Back Yard” has hosted interviews, weather reports, cooking and gardening segments and more. But the space had seen better days. It was time for an upgrade. The station shared two design concepts on-air for viewers to vote on.... read more

Big Picture: Family staycation

June 15, 2015By

LOCATION: Central Ohio COMPANY: Hidden Creek Landscaping, Columbus, Ohio THE DETAILS: The clients set out to create an at-home resort they could enjoy at their leisure with their special-needs child. The rear yard functions as a therapeutic space and also provides entertainment space for family and friends. The Hidden Creek team had to marry the yard’s different elevations to create... read more

Big Picture: Lighting virtuoso

May 17, 2015By

LOCATION: Bedford, N.Y. COMPANY: Cipriano Landscape Design, Mahwah, N.J. THE DETAILS: To the company’s knowledge, this is the first project ever to incorporate glass tile and fiber optic lighting in a swimming pool design. It all started with the client’s vision for a pool in the exact shape of a 1700s-era Stradivarius violin. The entire interior of the pool is... read more

Big Picture: Garden oasis

April 15, 2015By

  LOCATION: Washington, D.C. COMPANY: Botanical Decorators, Olney, Md. THE DETAILS: The clients wanted a modern garden to serve as the main entrance to their newly renovated townhouse. The space needed to accommodate the needs of three dogs, two cats and two urban professionals amid satisfying the uses of dining, cooking, entertaining and gardening. Botanical Decorators installed artificial turf for... read more

Big Picture: Seamless expansion

March 12, 2015By
Photos: John W. Hession Advanced Digital Photography

  LOCATION: New Hampshire COMPANY: Pellettieri Associates, Warner, N.H. THE DETAILS: When the client purchased an adjacent property, the challenge for Pellettieri Associates was to create a landscape that integrated the newly acquired lot with the original lot. First, the team calculated the area needed for each lot to accommodate an addition to the main house, while meeting the requirements... read more