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Windsor Companies

The entire grounds of this Lake Minnetonka home was renovated as part of a major home remodel.

The orientation of the entrance was improved to better align automobile traffic. The new permeable driveway is built of recycled clay bricks placed on gravel. The remainder of the front yard is organized by soft lawn spaces and large Birch trees. The entrance to the home is accentuated by masses of annual flowers that frame the bluestone steps.

On the lake side of the home a secluded, private patio offers refuge from the more publicly viewed backyard.

This project earned Windsor Companies a Grand Honor award and Judge's Choice by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.

Photos by Paul Crosby.
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neelhtak43 wrote:
iam adding a rock wall in front of the house like this one does the wall have to match the brick .
   Comment   August 29, 2012
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Buechel Stone Corp
That's pretty much up to you. You have stucco too, along with a nice color in the windows. Personally I would go towards blending the color schemes rather than trying to nail an exact match to the brick only.
August 29, 2012 at 2:54pm   
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kathypitstick wrote:
what is the climbing plant on the house? - When we bought our (old) house it was way overgrown with english ivy and had a really difficult time getting it down to paint. Looking for something not so invasive.
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motherbear
Anything that will climb a wall is going to require pruning & related maintainance issues. Perhaps u could consider a type of climbing rose?
April 27, 2012 at 7:56am     
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kimbarton22 wrote:
Hi, I love the trim color on the windows. Could you tell me what it is? Thank you.
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tloc123
what type of roof shingle and color
December 30, 2012 at 9:14pm   
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shanauer
Somebody PLEASE tell us exactly what is that trim color around the windows? Is it a secret?
February 24, 2013 at 8:37am     
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rbcola wrote:
Please tell me the roof manufacture and the color selected. Thanks!
   Comment   March 20, 2014
Esther Lira Barajas wrote:
Doors - Love the doors! Are they iron?
   Comment   November 25, 2013
tecoons wrote:
Hi have that same brick. What color is the tan walls? Paint brand and name please. Thanks! Beautiful!
     Comment   November 20, 2012
gracemax wrote:
color of shutters
     Comment   October 14, 2012
justbuilding wrote:
Hi - I was womdering if you know what brand/type of brick was used. Looks water struck or reclaimed. Thanks.
   Comment   July 10, 2012
Dresser Homes wrote:
I love the windows and doors. Are they new or old? Do you know who is the manufacturer?
   Comment   May 13, 2012

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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: English-Style Gardens
Formality is still possible. As this landscape style developed, the transition from strictly formal to natural happened gradually, and the same approach can be used in your own garden. Keep the formal areas near the house, to complement the architecture and provide a spot to sit and enjoy the rest of the space.

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LOVELY LITTLE SPOTS TO STEAL AWAY AND READ OR REALX IN THE GARDEN.
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love love the large pot planters!
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Mix brick with other. Short brick wall
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