New & Noteworthy Landscape Designs

Intimate patio and pergola

Classic Edina patio and pergola, custom-crafted for intimate conversation.

Modern on Minnetonka

Designed in partnership with John Kraemer & Sons and featured on the 2021 Artisan Home Tour, this modern masterpiece made a bold transformation.

Backyard National Forest

Steep slope transformed into a backyard inspired by nature. More than a patio! This design includes a backyard waterfall, stream, fire circle, and fly-fishing pond.

Bluestone on the Bluff

A 2022 North Central Region CotY (Contractor of the Year) award winner. Located high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River Valley, this million-dollar view was the perfect backdrop for the entertainment hub the clients always dreamed of.

Backyard Retreat in Apple Valley

This Apple Valley backyard resort was thoughtfully designed to ensure the homeowners’ suburban lot emulates a private and luxurious oasis.

Resort Living in Roseville

Personalized backyard resort with a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and living room. Everything you need for the perfect summer.

Luxurious Lakefront Lodge

A resort-style rustic home on the lake equipped with a game room, outdoor kitchen, multiple patios, lighting, and fire features. Winner of 2021 NALP Award of Excellence.

Steep Stepping in the Northwoods

Steps galore! This steep slope was transformed into a space that this family can now safely enjoy. This design includes steps, terraces, patios, fire features, and more.

Plymouth Landscape Upgrade

These homeowners love their unique home. Unfortunately, their existing outdoor spaces were inadequate for entertaining.


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A Mindful Suburban Yard

New construction is a blank canvas for Minneapolis landscaper to create a classic design with curb appeal and a backyard patio with a view in Edina, MN.

Award-Winning Small Yard

Minneapolis backyard landscaping includes a dining area, water feature, sunning patio, night lighting, and edible garden without feeling cramped.

Backyard National Forest

Steep slope transformed into a backyard inspired by nature. More than a patio! This design includes a backyard waterfall, stream, fire circle, and fly-fishing pond.

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.

Dog-Friendly Backyard

A dog-loving couple envisioned an outdoor space that would satisfy humans and canines alike. Featuring a patio and pergola, fireplace, and a low-maintenance garden.

Edina Classic

Side yard landscape design for classic Edina home with New York Bluestone patio, Chilton stone walls, and custom-designed white arbor.

Modern Backyard Patio

A simple backyard for modern sensibilities. This small landscaping project created a space for spending time with friends and family in Cottage Grove.

Hillside Forest Retreat

Award-winning lake home landscape combines natural materials with Midcentury modern design, making the most of the surrounding trees.

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.

Another Satisfied Customer Returns

After moving into a newly constructed lake house, this repeat customer called Southview Design to transform a hill of dirt into a beautiful backyard.

Next Door Inspiration

When their neighbor’s yard transformed from a hill of dirt into a terraced backyard, this homeowner decided it was time to make some changes of their own.

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.

Paver Basketball Court and Driveway

Play all day. Rough gravel driveway transformed into a one-of-a-kind backyard paver driveway with an inlaid basketball court.

Walk-out to Where?

This home is a walk-out, but you have to wonder "a walk-out to where?" A steep hill and tiny footprint complicated this backyard landscaping project.

Thinking Outside the "Deck"

When Mr. Homeowner says "no deck, please," designers get creative with tiered retaining walls and paver patios.

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.

Space for a Wedding

In just 10 days, Southview Design transformed this Eden Prairie landscape into an idyllic setting for a wedding.

Tranquil Outdoor Refuge

These Edina homeowners wanted a place to greet neighbors in the front yard, places to entertain in the back, and a spa they could use year-round.

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.

Sunset Serene

When regulations prohibited a patio, Southview worked with city planners to find a beautiful solution that maximized space and complied with the law.

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.

Petite and Shady Pool

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

French Quarter Courtyard

Intimate backyard captures the spirit and charm of a New Orleans courtyard with classic brick patio, fireplace, and fleur-de-lis accents

Swimming Pool Overhaul

This Wayzata landscape renovation is the winner of awards from NARI, MNLA, and PLANET and includes a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, cabana, renovated basketball court, and more.

Laid-Back Backyard

Award-winning landscape design in North Oaks. Relaxed outdoor living spaces with fire table, hot tub, and Bluestone hardscaping.

Modern in Minneapolis

These Minneapolis homeowners envisioned a calming, contemporary space inspired by the ease and simplicity of their new home.

Mid-Century Makeover

Unique landscape design with paver driveway and architectural details gives mid-century suburban home outstanding curb appeal plus patios, fire pit, hot tub and outdoor shower.

Neighborhood Games

A regulation horseshoe pitch attracts neighbors like a magnet to this Minneapolis MN side yard. The landscaping includes two patios and a large seat wall for spectators.

Vermillion Vista

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

Windows on their World

Rebuilt after a devastating fire, this landscape design in Minneapolis features gas fire pit, patio, basalt-column water feature, paver driveway, outdoor lighting.

Lakeside Jewel

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

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.

Northwoods Magic

Natural Stone Fire pit, seat wall, and patio give this suburban backyard a northwoods, cabin-y feel with natural materials like stone and water.

Historic Reflections

Minnesota Historical Society guided the restoration of this Summit Avenue home's original reflecting pool, brickwork, and gardens.

Lakeside Award-Winner

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

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.

Taming of the Hill

Front yard landscape design in Eden Prairie sculpts hill using modular retaining wall materials to create classic look and curb appeal.

Front Porch Perfection

Front yard landscape design increased the curb appeal of this Minneapolis home and saved a decades-old oak tree in the process.

Green Luxury

An award-winning sustainable landscape design featuring tall shady trees and permeable paver surfaces.

Safe Haven

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

Patio Party

A cohesive entertainment space with a sense of flow. The perfect place to host a party on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

Slope Be Gone

This family of six upgraded their backyard with a modern Bluestone patio and a perfectly regraded lawn for playing sports and games.

No-Mow Forest Backyard

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.

Minnesota River Overlook

Perched on a bluff above the Minnesota River, this Eden Prairie landscape design has unbeatable views, two fireplaces, and patios for dining and sunbathing.

Backyard For A Fun-Loving Family

Created with both privacy and fun in mind, this Eden Prairie backyard features an in-ground trampoline, putting green, semi-enclosed outdoor living room, paver patio, and cedar deck.

Classic Backyard & Swimming Pool

With amenities like a dining patio, fire table, and swimming pool, this landscape is ready for summer pool parties and fall evenings around the fire – or enjoying the hot tub.

Outdoor Living at Every Level

Empty nesters in the process of moving back to Minnesota from California, these homeowners envisioned a tranquil and relaxing backyard with a walk-out patio with wood burning fireplace. Upstairs, they wished for a private dining patio close to their kitchen.

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.

Sleek Patio Design and Installation

Modern lines, fine pavers, detailed patio and a simple color palette with vibrant garden accents.

Creating from a Blank Slate

The focus of this project was to make the back yard wheelchair accessible and add curb appeal. The project was completed over two years. The front yard was completed first, then the backyard.

Upstairs, Downstairs Patio Upgrade

We've worked with these clients for several years. For this project, they called us in to design and install a new patio off the kitchen and screen porch, as well as install outdoor lighting, and redoing the steps and retaining wall.

A Landscaper's Dream

Starting with the blank slate of new construction, both the front and back yards have been tailored to the needs of this growing family.

Dream Home Landscape

Luxurious modern landscape design complements this Rustic Belgian inspired dream home.

Backyard Outdoor Living and Dining Room

Maple Plain, MN patio divided into an outdoor living room and dining room by an elegant Bluestone pathway.

The Corner House

After a major remodel took a major toll on the yard, this lakeside bungalow needed a landscape upgrade to match. New lawn. New patio. New retaining wall. Fresh garden. Now, after some serious TLC, this home overlooking Excelsior Bay is the jewel of the block.

Modern Farmhouse Front Yard

Front yard landscape design drawing on the modern farmhouse architectural style of this Edina, MN home.

Easy Urban Backyard Living

Dog damaged backyard renovated into a low-maintenance outdoor living space in just three weeks.

Plymouth Landscape Upgrade

These homeowners love their unique home. Unfortunately, their existing outdoor spaces were inadequate for entertaining.

Modern Walkout Backyard in Bloomington

These homeowners love to be outside, but the hot afternoon sun made their backyard nearly unusable. This new design provides shade from the sun, as well as other much-needed amenities for entertaining.

Minnesota Family Lakehouse Landscape

A lake home landscape designed around a swimming pool for the extended family to enjoy.

Minnesota Meets Miami

Transplants from Miami make over their backyard with a swimming pool and more to remind them of their roots.

Northwoods Boulder Wall in St. Paul

Modern cabin-in-the-city home gets a boulder retaining wall to match.

Curb and Shore Appeal in Shorewood

Much needed aesthetic and structural upgrades unify this Shorewood, MN landscape design.

Swimming Pool Overlooking Wetlands

Retaining walls transform a featureless slope into a multi-level backyard resort with a swimming pool, patio, wood-burning fireplace, and hot tub.

Minneapolis Modern Makeover

This Minneapolis, MN design includes a modern front yard zen garden, unique bluestone patio, and wood-burning fire pit.

Multi-level Outdoor Living

A functional landscape design with patios at three levels. An outdoor kitchen, an outdoor living space with a fire pit, and a plunge pool and hot tub.

A Backyard Reimagined

A comfortable outdoor space with low-maintenance decking material, pergolas, and space to lounge and enjoy meals.

Two Traditional Patios

Existing patios and retaining walls in the front and backyard receive a much-needed repair bringing this traditional-styled lakeshore home back to life.

Steep Stepping in the Northwoods

Steps galore! This steep slope was transformed into a space that this family can now safely enjoy. This design includes steps, terraces, patios, fire features, and more.

Luxurious Lakefront Lodge

A resort-style rustic home on the lake equipped with a game room, outdoor kitchen, multiple patios, lighting, and fire features. Winner of 2021 NALP Award of Excellence.

The Half Court Herringbone

This small backyard in Edina, MN has made space for a lawn, two patios, and a half basketball court. Plenty of options for this family of four.

Elegant Estate

Did someway say curb appeal? Stunning paver driveway, front entry, and swimming pool in North Oaks.

Resort Living in Roseville

Personalized backyard resort with a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and living room. Everything you need for the perfect summer.

Intimate patio and pergola

Classic Edina patio and pergola, custom-crafted for intimate conversation.

Home Sweet Home

Idyllic stay-at-home backyard with a pool house, outdoor sound system, putting green, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, lighting, lower-level fire pit, and fire table.

Modern on Minnetonka

Designed in partnership with John Kraemer & Sons and featured on the 2021 Artisan Home Tour, this modern masterpiece made a bold transformation.

Bluestone on the Bluff

A 2022 North Central Region CotY (Contractor of the Year) award winner. Located high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River Valley, this million-dollar view was the perfect backdrop for the entertainment hub the clients always dreamed of.

Backyard Retreat in Apple Valley

This Apple Valley backyard resort was thoughtfully designed to ensure the homeowners’ suburban lot emulates a private and luxurious oasis.

Family Fun in Front

Nature provided this riverfront home with a stunning backdrop, but the yard lacked sufficient space for family gatherings. This classic design features a fully fenced swimming pool, hot tub, paver patio and low maintenance plantings.

Making a Splash

These homeowners expressed interest in a backyard swimming pool but were doubtful one would fit in their small Minneapolis backyard. With a little creativity, Southview was able to bring the client's vision to life.

Suburban Hangout

These Eagan homeowners enlisted Southview Design to help transform their typical suburban backyard into an inviting and functional entertaining space.

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