Portfolio: Making Rooms for the Views
for the Views
BY LAUREN HEARTSILL DOWDLE
Gilson Group Landscape Design,
Input on the master plan allows
landscapers to create unique outdoor spaces
he house was new construction, so we essentially had an open palette
to work with,” says Andrew Demus, principal, Gilson Group LandTo have your projscape Design, of the custom-designed home situated on an acre of
ect featured, e-mail
land. Working with the clients during the construction phase allowed Demus
and his crew to give creative input with respect to strategic locations of hardphotos, a descripscape/landscape elements. They divided the property into individual environtion of the project
ments that also ﬁt into the overall master plan: front entry with water feature;
and the name of
side yard with rose garden; pergola with barbeque and water feature; terraced
your business to
seating area; pool and Jacuzzi; and side yard dining area. For the walkways, they
installed stamped/colored concrete, using Australian Ashlar and Verona ﬂagstone
patterns with an Adobe buff stain. The classic Roman-style pool incorporated
Indiana limestone rolled-edge coping, and the deck was crisscrossed with 6-inch
diagonal breaks of irrigated sod. For the terraced seating area, they used a No. 5 grey decomposed granite.
Plants were used to tie in the individual “rooms” and create privacy barriers to delineate the living spaces.
Visit totallandscapecare.net/making-rooms-for-the-view to see additional project photos.
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