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Summer is the perfect time to move the office outdoors or enjoy a meal alfresco. But a lackluster exterior environment can distract from the fun in the sun. Many Twin Cities homeowners have tapped Southview Design to create the perfect backdrop for enjoying the season. Here are some of their stories.
Here in Minnesota, we spend a lot of time by the water during summer. For homeowners who don't have a lake home, a swimming pool satisfies that desire. Sometimes that means creating a level space to install the pool. These two families had unique, challenging landscape issues to be addressed in order to accomplish that dream.
Designers overcame several unique challenges to squeeze a deck, pool, and patio with fireplace onto this compact lot in Excelsior, MN.
Five years in the making, this secluded backyard will take your breath away. Overcoming significant construction challenges to combine lake access and a private pool.
This backyard blends modern and natural elements together to create a low-maintenance outdoor living space with a plunge pool, terraced patios, a fire table, water feature, and a outdoor great room.
A national award-winner. Peaceful outdoor living with wetland views, bluestone pool deck, colorful gardens, and hot tub.
A jewel of a landscape with a swimming pool, fire table & pit, gazebo and outdoor bar with room for a hot tub and play area.
Designers and crews had to carve out a portion of a hill to create a level space for a swimming pool and hot tub in this backyard.
Underlying structural issues called for a total backyard overhaul including a new outdoor kitchen, cabana, renovated pool, and sport court.
A backyard for the young and young-at-heart. This design incorporates a pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, pergola, natural stone, and multiple patios.
This shady backyard in the forest has it all: a pool and patio, colorful flowers, a fire pit, and a bubbling water feature.
Expansive views and dramatic landscape design includes an Infinity swimming pool, fire features, an outdoor kitchen, and hot tub.
A private retreat built for two doctors and their family. This backyard is the perfect setting for R&R with an outdoor living room, deck, and pool.
A spectacular paver driveway welcomes guests to this Eden Prairie home and backyard haven.
Captivating swimming pool landscape in Hastings MN designed with every amenity for maximum comfort and fun.
Mendota Heights backyard is specially designed for big parties with a large social patio and swimming pool. This project also added some curb appeal with a friendly garden.
2,400 square foot single family home in Roseville MN is net-zero, and then some... The home produces its own energy, with enough leftover to power two electric cars. Sustainable landscaping by Southview Design.
An interview with President Chris Clifton on what makes Southview Design thrive.
Even beyond the city limits we are seeing a big increase in front yard patios. In this Midwest Home article, an award-winning Southview landscape architect weighs in on the front porch revival trend sweeping the Twin Cities.