Visual Harmony on the Lake
The streetview showcases the craftsmanship of this fine home through its landscaping and gardens. The curved laneway leads guests to wide, natural stone entrance steps that reflect the scale and beauty of the home’s façade. The balance, consistency and order to the plantings create an informal elegance in the overall look and feel of the home.
This home started as the family cottage built by our client’s father. The cottage itself went through a dramatic transformation, but original landscape elements of the family getaway were maintained to tie together the old summer memories with the new ones to come.
Access through the waterfront gardens was achieved through a series of terraces and natural stone steps that initially mirror the bold architectural lines at the upper levels, and transition to the waterfront through more natural steps and terraced sitting areas. Visual harmony was achieved through the use of the same hardscape materials, and a consistent plant palette throughout the gardens.
Alive At Night
The living areas come alive at night through the fire table and fire pits to gather around, and landscape lighting that guides family and friends through the gardens while dramatically highlighting trees and landscape features.
The success of this project is a result of a great partnership with the clients, through listening and understanding their needs, being gentle and sympathetic to the natural landscape, and creating many varied and dynamic spaces to enjoy this magnificent waterfront property.