Craftsman Character

Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association - 2012 Bronze Award for Excellence in Residential Landscape Design and Construction.

The design goal for this project was to tie our client’s Craftsman-style home to the landscape, with a focus on low maintenance. To create a more interesting front walk, patterned flagstone was set in overlapping panels. Outlined with brick soldier courses, they interlace where the panels overlap. The existing rear patio had poor circulation, and the space needed more definition. The patio was expanded by designing a retaining wall with over-sized coping, allowing for deeper planting beds. An intricate pattern of brick frames the contrasting flagstone around the fire pit patio, enhancing its view from the deck above.
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View of walk centered on front doors. Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ flanks the porch columns and the buttressed corners of the home. Westhauser Photography
“Walkway” — sallyyost
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Hameln Fountain Grass curves around the flagstone circle. Westhauser Photography
“Dwarf fountain grass” — the_jakester
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South view of front walk with Salvia nemerosa ‘May Night’, Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’, and Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'. Picea abies 'Nidiformis' adds evergreen color. Westhauser Photography
“Interesting transitions” — tvanoncini
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A circular landing of irregular Fond du Lac flagstone forms a transition point from walk to porch. Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ is one of the many existing plants saved and transplanted. Westhauser Photography
“Trottoir avant” — sebdutil
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A large, arc-shaped plant bed wraps around the length of the front walk. A Syringa reticulata ‘Summer Snow’ combines with mixed perennials, shrubs, and ornamental grasses. Westhauser Photography
“Three plant combo side of house” — mjevenson
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View from the driveway of the front walk with overlapping panels of patterned Fond du Lac flagstone. Interlaced soldier courses of clay brick outline the walk. Westhauser Photography
“front walk and garden” — maryblossom
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Planting beds with perennials, trees, and shrubs including 'Tor' Spirea, flank the front walk. Westhauser Photography
“Garage side combination” — mjevenson
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Long-blooming Allium x 'Summer Beauty', along with reblooming daylily 'Pardon Me'. Westhauser Photography
“fullness of the flower beds” — ctlkgriff
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Long blooming perennials along the front walk with a Bird's Nest spruce. Westhauser Photography
“Like diversity of plants” — carimari11
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Close-up view along the front walk highlighting the beautiful combination of Allium x ‘Summer Beauty' and Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me'. Westhauser Photography
“alliums” — jjjroddie
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View looking south across the backyard terrace. The circular landing (matching the diameter of the landing in front) connects the main terrace to existing deck steps and a stone stairway from the driveway. Westhauser Photography
“Love the layout.” — karlene3
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To expand the backyard space, a dry-stacked Chilton stone retaining wall was built on the existing slope. Two interlocked courses wide, it is capped with custom 4” thick buff Lannon coping. Westhauser Photography
“Great scale in the stonework.” — Dahlberg Landscape Design Studio
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View across the main terrace of patterned Fond du Lac flagstone with clay brick soldier courses. Mixed plantings fill the bed between the terrace and retaining wall. Westhauser Photography
“Interesting” — judyknoopbachman
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View of ponds with fountains in the background. Westhauser Photography
“3” — adomaityte
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The complex, interlaced brick soldier courses were designed to add visual interest to the terrace, especially when viewed from the existing deck above. Westhauser Photography
“More grass” — tracid1029
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Deck view of fire pit with custom 6” thick buff Lannon stone coping. Irregular Fond du Lac flagstone surrounds the fire pit, as does an arc of Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’. Westhauser Photography
“circle” — imalde
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Furniture around the fire pit, ready to enjoy. Westhauser Photography
“like the idea of siting around the fire” — jjeffrey
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Looking down the central visual axis from the south end of the terrace. The radial shaped plant beds help to emphasize the dramatic arc/tangent Chilton stone wall. Westhauser Photography
“Laban 2” — namnab
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