We installed this swimming pond back in 2013. The client recently decided a patio would be a nice addition to the existing landscape. We used irregular natural cleft bluestone to cover an area of lawn coming from the existing stone slab stairs to the pond.
Outdoor Living Space
We're almost a month into Fall and this hilltop home in New Hampshire is looking even more fabulous with foliage! In these photos you can see how a landscape changes not only with the season but also with time of day; here at Landshapes we're always considering how our work will look year round in sun or shade.
Remember this Morrisville home? We finished this project in July and recently went back to check how things were doing, and they look great! The lawn is lush and the plants are already filling in the space! We’re so happy to have been able to give this client a beautiful outdoor living space that can coincide with the amazing views.
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.
After finishing construction of their house, these clients came to us for an outdoor living space that would complete their new home. With random pattern bluestone patios and fieldstone steps we were able to connect multiple access points along the back side of the house. Lights are integrated into the stone walls for a cozier feel when enjoying the space in the evenings. All of this was done while being cognizant of the 100ft lake setback.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell with week to week updates just how much progress we are making, but if you look back to where we started, you’ll see how much we’ve done! This was a beautiful house with amazing views, but it sat on top of a barren hill. Our job was to make the landscape just as grand as the home with the installation of planting beds, granite pavers, a swimming pool, wet bar, waterfall, patio, outdoor kitchen and more! In about three weeks this project will be done and we’re all very excited to see everything come together!
August 12-14, 2016, marks the 15th year when friends of the Travis Roy Foundation will meet at Little Fenway in Essex, Vermont, to have a backyard WIFFLE Ball tournament. The Travis Roy foundation focuses on shortening the path to a cure for spinal cord injuries and helping spinal cord injured survivors who are in need of adaptive equipment improve their quality of life. Landshapes was able to help by re-grading and compacting the gravel so that it is handicap accessible. We also did drainage work to keep the pathways and fields dry. Stone slab stairs were set for access to the new field.
Imagine coming home every day to a beautiful outdoor space where you can entertain a group of friends and family or just simply lay out, soak up some sun and enjoy a good book. Watch your kids splash around in the pool or casually float around for a while. Throw a pool party, host that Luau you’ve always wanted to, catch up with old friends, invite the in-laws over; the possibilities are endless, but they all start with Landshapes.
This customer had a 20-year-old landscape that was not well maintained and had failing masonry work. We installed a mortared core wall that will last for hundreds of years, an expansive patio for entertaining friends and family and a 300,000BTU fire pit for roasting marshmallows and taking the chill out of the cool Vermont evenings.
Outdoor living spaces continue to be one of the most popular features that homeowners are requesting and seem to have the best return on their investment. Getting the most out of our somewhat short summer season here in the Northeast is very important to clients that are looking to add a pool or spa to their outdoor living space. Insulated spas and pools with automatic covers can greatly increase the ‘swimming season’ by making it much more energy efficient to heat during cooler times of the year. When these pools and spas are designed with the proper equipment they can be virtually maintenance free, require no chemical applications, and be controlled by any smart phone or tablet.