2012 WLCA Gold Award Winner! – West Bend
The client’s primary goals were to develop a patio overlook space for outdoor dining and provide a better pedestrian transition down the steep slope. The existing site conditions were both unattractive and quite unsafe. Existing lannon stone retaining walls were failing and the main entry was adjacent to extreme drop-offs protected by make shift metal railings. The client new it was time to make improvements.
A landscape plan was prepared that proposed a new patio and incorporated retaining wall terraces to break up the slope into two manageable terraces making the grade change less intimidating. A custom railing with horizontal rails was installed along the top of the retaining wall to prevent fall hazards while reinforcing the graceful “S” curve of the wall.
2010 WLCA Bronze Award Winner! – Slinger
“Please make our deck and lower patio more pleasing so that we will want to use them and improve our overall curb appeal,” requested the Owners of this Slinger home. The house had some great assets to work with such as a tranquil rural setting, large backyard and quiet atmosphere. In contrast there were also some significant challenges such as large grade changes, no lower patio access from the deck, poor lighting for evening entertaining, unsightly septic tanks lids adjacent to the patio and undesirable lower patio deck posts in the middle of the patio. The design overcame the challenges and used the assets as inspiration.
2009 WLCA Bronze Award Winner! – Elm Grove
“Please improve our curb appeal and outdoor entertaining space.” Requested the Owners of the Elm Grove home. The house had some great assets to work with such as the lannon stone veneer, large existing trees and beautiful horizontal lines. In contrast there were also some significant challenges such as large grade changes, existing trees near the patio and the desire to solve a porch leaking problem to the wine cellar below. The design overcame the challenges and used the assets as inspiration.
2009 WLCA Bronze Award Winner! – Fox Point
The Fox Point project presented many exciting challenges. The Owners program included a private outdoor entertaining area, curb appeal, visually minimize the garage doors, minimize turf and provide buffers from neighbors.
2008 WLCA Silver Award Winner!
The owner’s goal was to develop an outdoor patio space to take the place of an old, undersized, high maintenance wood deck. A paver patio was suggested with seat walls to reduce maintenance and improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the space.
2007 WLCA Silver Award Winner!
This project had many obstacles to overcome not only in design but also in implementation. Site access, steep slop (1:1 slope) and existing trees all posed interesting challenges.
Article in the City Edition of M Magazine!
Recently a very kind article was written about some work that we had done in the Milwaukee, WI area and was featured in the City Edition of M Magazine.
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