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Champlain Lake Barn

Friday, December 2, 2016

Some of our crew is working on a new project, a barn on the lake! Monolithic natural cleft bluestone slabs are being used to create walkways and patios that match the large scale of the property. Sod will be installed in the joints to create a rustic informal look.

Our masons also masterfully pieced together split face fieldstone steps to create large continuous stair treads leading into this lake barn which will be used to host events with its amazing view up Lake Champlain.

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Big Littleton Project Continued!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Here are some more photos of the Littleton project! Grand views and a grand house inspired us for this massive landscape/hardscape design. Now our installation gets to be the foundation of many memories to come! Once the plants grow and patio furniture is laid out this outdoor living space will have a complete and cozy feel, despite its enormity. 

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UVM Alumni House

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The University of Vermont Alumni House was built in 1892 and is 18,000 square feet. Recently a 2,600 square foot addition was put on and we were hired to do the landscaping. Around the addition we installed bluestone mortared patios and stair treads as well as granite steps. We also did a brick paver patio and walkway with alumni names etched into the bricks. Around both the new addition and the original building we installed tree, shrub and perennial plantings. Despite the age of the architecture, this recently renovated building is now looking as lively and welcoming as ever.

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Big Littleton Project Continued!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Things are moving right along with this big Littleton project! The massive waterfall is running and the sunken bar is taking its shape! We cannot wait until all the finishing touches are done and everything comes together! Every week the landscape gets more and more impressive which is very rewarding for the crew who has been working hard! 

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Job Site '97

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Landshapes has been designing and providing landscapes and hardscapes for over 24 years! We’ve done work throughout Vermont, as well as in New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts. We do more than just plants, pools and patios; we create family spaces, conversation pieces, entertainment areas, and smiles. We do what it takes to make our clients happy. Whether it involves installing an outdoor kitchen, pool and spa, patio and steps, water feature, rock wall, or planting beds, we make it happen. Here are a couple photos of a job site from 1997.

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Big Littleton Project Update!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

We’re making progress on the big Littleton project! Last you saw we were putting in granite pavers and plants in the front, now we’re working on the back side of the house with amazing views! The massive waterfall is dug and the stone slab stairs that run along it are set! The hole for the pool is dug as well and soon the wet bar, patio and outdoor kitchen will be coming together! Keep your eyes out for more photos of our progress coming soon!

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Walkway Rehab

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

These clients had existing precast steps leading to their home that were pushing down on their walkway which caused it to crack and lift up. We got rid of and replaced the problem steps and redid the walkway. Now they have an entryway with smooth stone and clean lines that is more welcoming to visitors.

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Installation for Failing Hillside is Complete!

Monday, June 20, 2016

If you take a look back at our previous blog post, "Failing Hillside", you can see just how far we've come! Even when you look at the "Failing Hillside Update!" it was hard to visualize how things would end up looking. But now here it is! Installation is complete and all that's left is for the grass to come in! The owners now have space to enjoy the outdoors, whether it's lounging on the patio or enjoying the stadium seating around the fire pit.

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Failing Hillside Update!

Friday, June 10, 2016

This hillside was a waste of space and impossible to maintain. We cut it back and added some support in order to make it safer and more functional for the cleints. The difference is already amazing, but it will be even greater once the plantings are in!

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Failing Hillside

Friday, May 20, 2016

This client had a failing hillside. It was nearly impossible and dangerous to try to mow because of how steep it was, and it was taking up usable space. The slope extended right up to the back of the house leaving the client without much of a back yard. We were able to turn the area into livable space with boulder walls and mortared core walls to support the slope once we dug some of it away. These walls will prevent the sandy ground from future erosion. We also added stone stairs that climb up to a patio and fire pit, which was one way we were able to utilize the slope. Eventually the upper hillside will be reforested with native species.

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