Backyard meets lakefront

Job Site by: Landscape design and installation - The Clearwater Group

A six-level terrace offers stunning views of the water and surrounding landscape design

The range of materials and colors used in this landscape design–from Classic Ivory travertine, Rosetta Grand flagstone, Noche travertine and brown clay brick–provide variety and interest.

The North Star takes center stage in the motor court, now the highest vantage point over the lake. The company who worked on the remodel extended the driveway past a three-car garage at the side of the home to create a new turnaround where guests can linger a moment before directly accessing the rear of the home.

This six-level terrace offers stunning views of the surrounding water and landscape design from every level.

This bluff-like, curved seating area was created by a unique stone retaining wall, rising above natural slab limestone steps

The second level from this house features a roomy outdoor living space with a cooking and dining area, as well as an entertainment-friendly bar, created by Bruce Johnson and situated to maximize guests’ enjoyment of the view.

The setting sun is the focal point from a curved outdoor seating area that creates the sense of being seated on a bluff jutting over the water. Custom-made limestone balusters – repeated in the motor court and upper-level patio – provide originality and cohesiveness to the overall design.

Close to the water’s edge, a fire pit is seemingly cantilevered over the lake; it actually tops a newly-installed stone wall that rises above a small lawn. Lace Leaf Japanese maple in the foreground, paired with multicolored coleus, softens the hardscape.

From the deck of this home, a stainless steel railing meets safety needs without blocking the surrounding view.

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