What does luxury really mean?

No matter what scale your project, landscaping is a significant investment. So, what is it that elevates a landscape design from the ordinary to the luxurious?

Fine craftsmanship. Refined aesthetics. Superior comfort. Over-the-top grandeur.

These are the elements of luxury.

Luxury design is not exclusive to suburban estates and backyard resorts. We believe that any project can be imbued with a sense of lasting distinction and quality without raiding the kid’s college fund.

Incorporating small luxuries

The backyard is where we escape the confines of our four walls. A place to feel the sky, and wind, and sun. What is a backyard without those extra elements that go above and beyond?

Backyard patio by a grassy lake with the basalt column water fountains.

Small natural stone fountains aren’t a strict necessity but add to the aesthetics and atmosphere of this patio.

Gas lamps and a iron fleur-de-lis accent this brick courtyard gate.

The right details make all the difference. New Orleans-inspired gas lamps and iron fleur-de-lis add a Victorian flourish in this St. Paul backyard landscape.

Small backyard with a swimming pool.

Even small yards can hold plenty of creature comforts. This petite backyard includes a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, and wood-fired oven.

Bespoke Elements that Add Delight

When something is made for you, it is one-of-a-kind and fits like a glove, perfectly tailored to only you. It belongs only to you. That is the peak of luxury.

Backyard plunge pool in Inver Grove Heights, MN.

This custom designed plunge-pool is fed by a waterfall and surrounded by high-tech artificial turf.

Luxury outdoor kitchen in Mound, MN backyard.

Built-to-order outdoor kitchen even has a special place for a coveted Green Egg smoker.

Swimming pool house with a fireplace, flat screen, and cedar-plant ceilings.

This three-season pool house is the definition of backyard comfort. Fully separate from the main house, this outdoor living room is a haven to retreat and recharge.

Elevated Aesthetics

Instead of focusing on a single high-end feature, these landscapes combine select statement elements with a highly-detailed sense of design cohesion where every color, texture, and material is in harmony.

Minimal xeriscaped Edina, MN front yard landscape.

This modern dream home front entry landscape design blends unique statement elements like a mature bonsai tree and natural stone bubblers seamlessly into the architecture of the home.

Statement Montana stone firebox and rough-sawn timber pergola.

This unique backyard patio tells a story by incorporating the homeowners’ love of the hills, mountains, and water into the selection of the materials.

Award-winning compact modern backyard landscape design.

This award-winning backyard proves that luxury knows no limitations. A verdant garden, a bluestone patio and walkway, with a custom bubbling water feature create a rejuvenating retreat from the busy city in an urban footprint.

All-Inclusive Backyard Estates

Though few of us experience it, we’ve all seen in a magazine or on a TV show homes that truly exemplify a lifestyle of luxury. Here’s a taste of two maxed-out Minnesota backyards.

Gem Lake backyard swimming pool resort.

Palatial backyard resort with a playful swimming pool, decked-out kitchen, and plentiful outdoor living spaces.

Luxury backyard with a swimming pool, under-deck lounge, hot tub, fire patio, and pool house.

This backyard has a hammock. What more is there to say?

That’s it! Eleven landscapes that show what is possible. Luxury is within your grasp. How will you make the backyard of your dreams?

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