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.

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.

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.

Backyard Outdoor Living and Dining Room

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

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.

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.

North Oaks Backyard Haven

Backyard resort in North Oaks featuring a swimming pool, covered kitchen, gas fireplace, and more.

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.

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.

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

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.

Lakeside Award-Winner

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

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.

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.

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.

Vermillion Vista

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

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.

Sleek Patio Design and Installation

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

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.

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.

Lakeside Jewel

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

Minnesota Family Lakehouse Landscape

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

Three reasons to start now.


Enjoy the process.

The journey from a concept to a final plan and budget takes time. If you start now, you can enjoy the process without feeling rushed.

Avoid permit delays.

Many projects require permits to build. Don't waste your precious summer waiting for a permit. It's so frustrating!

Beat the spring rush.

With your plan complete and your permit in hand, you'll be ready to build ahead of the spring rush.

Call (651) 203-3000

Winter is perfect for planning!