This suburban estate home in Wayzata, MN is perched high on a hill overlooking Lake Minnetonka. The homeowners had to have a way of getting to the lakeshore.
This suburban estate is a two time award-winner, earning a 2016 CotY from the MN chapter of NARI (Landscape $60k and Over category) , as well as a 2016 NALP Grand Award.
A switchback path is an easy walk to the beach house, which provides a convenient place to hang out without having to run up and down the hill for things you forgot.
Before: Steep hillside slopes down to Lake Minnetonka.
After: Switchback path gently descends to the lake shore.
The work on the boulder wall has been documented in this short landscaping video.
Fire circle and fire bowls add atmosphere in the evening.
At the top of the retaining wall, there is a Fond du Lac stone viewing terrace with a gas fire pit.
Backyard swimming pool with a vanishing edge.
The view of the sunset from the pool or hot tub is framed by copper firebowls.
The landscape glows and shimmers against the twilight sky.
It took a small army of people and equipment to move tons of soil and rock.
The curves and lines in this landscape design gracefully complement the architectural elements of the home. Southview Design excels at design solutions to landscape problems.
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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.
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