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Design ideas for a traditional backyard landscaping in Minneapolis.

Windsor CompaniesTraditional Landscape, Minneapolis

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.

Design ideas for a traditional backyard landscaping in Minneapolis. —  Houzz
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This photo has 4 questions
Kari E wrote:Oct 11, 2012
  • tloc123
    What type of Stucco is used in this house
  • kteslyuk
    is there any way you can provide a floor plan for this house
Mike Broman wrote:Feb 3, 2016
    clyde275 wrote:Sep 30, 2015
      stockdalejo wrote:Jul 31, 2014

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        mariannel
        Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: English-Style GardensJun 18, 2012

        For many people, the term English garden is synonymous with traditional garden design. Whatever you call it, capturing the feel of a home set in the midst of a green, parklike area is key. The large lawn and stately trees are the starting point. There's a sense of flow between every part of the garden rather than separation. Design tip: Lush greenery is a key feature of this style. If you live in a climate where water is scarce, the look may not be the best choice. If you want to try to replicate it, look for plantings that have the same feel but are drought-tolerant, and consider scaling the look back or incorporating it in a smaller area.

        What Houzzers are commenting on:

        breshearsmary
        breshearsmary added this to landscape designApr 5, 2019

        Grass between stone walkway, climbing vine on house

        rbartle
        rbartle added this to rbartle's ideasMar 29, 2019

        Going down the side of the Riley's with a walk?

        kramsland58
        Kat Ramsland added this to House exteriorJan 23, 2019

        Great example of stucco and brick, has big English chimney

        paintingapril
        paintingapril added this to LandscapeJan 20, 2019

        Would love to incorporate this in our backyard

        jahomedesign
        Júlia Abreu added this to OutdoorJan 19, 2019

        o primeiro andar parece com o da casa de apenas um andar que fiz. ideia para exterior

        jeremychaffin
        jeremychaffin added this to New Chaffin HouseDec 17, 2018

        Jeremy likes this stucco color, not too white/bright.

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