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Southview Design Grand Award Winners 2016

From the National Association of Landscape Professionals

We are proud to share some great news. Southview Design has won 4 Grand Awards from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP – formerly PLANET).  The award-winning designers include Matt Burton and Tim Johnson.

First project: Matt Burton, designer – Pool and landscape on a point:

Gorgeous View from Every Angle

Gorgeous View from Every Angle

Pool with a Lake View

Pool with a Lake View

This project was three years in planning and took two years to complete.  All of the boulder walls at the lake had to be installed before the house could be built.  The walls around the perimeter of the point were completed late in the first season.  The swimming pool and the rest of the landscaping were completed in the 2nd year. With the property on a point and a 22’ drop from the top of the driveway to the lake, erosion control and storm water management were just two of the challenges met and conquered in this lake home design.

For before/after pictures and more information, go to the full website story

 

Next – also a Matt Burton designed project – a touch of New Orleans in Highland Park:

Entertainment in a small yard

Entertainment in a small yard

Cozy Corner

Cozy Corner

Every year, these St. Paul clients head to New Orleans to immerse themselves in the music, food, and culture – and decided to bring a taste of New Orleans to Minnesota. In creating an urban sanctuary in a busy neighborhood, the designer’s biggest challenge was fitting the wish list elements into an odd-shaped 780 sf, lodged between the house and the garage.  The homeowners’ favorite?  The private corner nook and nearby water feature.  To quote the homeowner, “It’s an addition on our house!  We spend every moment we can in there.  It’s a cool, comfortable place to relax, read, and nap.”

For before and after pictures and more information, go to the client’s story.

The third award-winner is a Lakeside Jewel:

High on Hill or Down by the Lake

High on Hill or Down by the Lake

All this AND a fabulous view of the lake!

All this AND a fabulous view of the lake!

This estate home, perched high on a hill, had a number of challenges:  engineering/building the lakeside walls with an elevation change of 39’; an elevation change from the house to the lake of 57’; and managing storm water retention/soils during wall construction. A switchback path is an easy walk to the lakeside house. Granite Boulders hold back the hillside. At the top of those walls sits a viewing terrace with gas fire pit. And up the hill, a vanishing-edge pool, hot tub, and outdoor kitchen. The curves and lines in this design gracefully complement the architectural elements of the home.

For before/after pictures and more information, click here.

The fourth project was designed by Southview’s Tim Johnson – River House MakeOver:

Riverside Outdoor Living

Riverside Outdoor Living

Pool House Comfort

Pool House Comfort

This Vermillion River Home lacked outdoor living spaces for a growing Minnesota family.  The family’s wish list was extensive but clearly directed toward providing a fun place for entertaining for both kids and adults.  This is now the place to be for friends and neighbors.  Elements of this project are reminiscent of the family’s vacation spots in California. Those elements include a vanishing edge pool with a hot tub, a cabana with fireplace and drop-down screens,  outdoor bar and grilling areas, and a fire pit patio with a drop-down movie/TV screen.  The entire audio-video-lighting system is controlled by the family’s computer or, remotely, with wireless devices.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals strives to recognize professionalism and enhance public perceptions of the landscape industry and its professionals through its awards programs. The Awards of Excellence showcases superior projects from all over the country in the areas landscape, lawn care, and interior maintenance, design/build as well as installation, container plantings, and erosion control. Projects range in size and scope from under $25,000 to more than $1 Million. Projects receive a Grand, Merit, or Recognition Award.

For before/after pictures and more information, click here.

 

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