March 2014 | Southwest Journal

Dramatically Defined Spaces

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"There's something about an outdoor archway that sparks curiosity and invites you to walk through it, simply to discover what's on the other side."

Using pergolas, arbors and trellises in the landscape can define spaces, create interest, or extend outdoor living spaces. But what is the difference between a pergola, an arbor or other outdoor structures? Read the article.

Projects with Landscape Structures

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.

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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.

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Lakeside Award-Winner

Minnesota backyard resort with swimming pool, pond, putting green, pergola, outdoor kitchen, and fire pit.

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Northwoods Inspired Backyard Design

When the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and KARE 11 partnered to renovate the KARE 11 Backyard, Southview Design answered the call.

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