Summer 2013 | Artful Living

Day in the Sun

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Southview Design Creates Unrivaled Outdoor Spaces

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.

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Swimming Pool Landscape Designs

Lakeside Jewel

Expansive views and dramatic landscape design includes an Infinity swimming pool, fire features, an outdoor kitchen, and hot tub.

Petite and Shady Poolpe

This shady backyard in the forest has it all: a pool and patio, colorful flowers, a fire pit, and a bubbling water feature.

Private Lakeside Paradise

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.

Gem Lake Jewel

Working through uncooperative weather and into December, our designer and installation crews went the extra mile (or ten) to create this suburban luxury landscape.

Gala Backyard

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.

Suburban Escape

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.

Pool With A View

A national award-winner. Peaceful outdoor living with wetland views, bluestone pool deck, colorful gardens, and hot tub.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

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.

Safe Haven

A spectacular paver driveway welcomes guests to this Eden Prairie home and backyard haven.

Swimming Pool Overhaul

Underlying structural issues called for a total backyard overhaul including a new outdoor kitchen, cabana, renovated pool, and sport court.

Multi-Level Backyard Fun

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.

Vermillion Vista

Captivating swimming pool landscape in Hastings MN designed with every amenity for maximum comfort and fun.

Big Impact - Small Space

Designers overcame several unique challenges to squeeze a deck, pool, and patio with fireplace onto this compact lot in Excelsior, MN.

Family Friendly Outdoor Living

A backyard for the young and young-at-heart. This design incorporates a pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, pergola, natural stone, and multiple patios.

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