Video: Who needs a Cabin?

2012 MNLA Design Award Winner

Janet says, "Why would we want a cabin?" and Paul added, "This has been our getaway." The couple spends mornings in the front yard with coffee and a newspaper and will often enjoy a beer by the fire in the evening.

Natural Stone Patio and Fire Pit Landscaping on a Hill

Natural Stone and Paver Patios Give Plenty of Space for Entertaining

This Apple Valley project won a 2012 Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association award. When the designer first saw the home, he knew he had his work cut out for him. The outside space was a disaster with a back deck and the small slab patio underneath.

There were a few other issues: Trees and shrubs engulfed the front of the home, making it dark and uninviting. The back yard was sliding downhill and away from the home. Steep grade along the sides of the home made any kind of landscaping impossible. No access from front to the back patio other than through the house.

A Video Story

"We spend the entire day out here"

These Minnetrista homeowners love to be outside entertaining family and friends. This project includes pool, fireplace, fire pit, putting green, outdoor kitchen and other outdoor living spaces, and water features. The last element added was the fireplace which was constructed to match the architectural features on the home. From 5' down to 14' above ground, the fireplace is one structure. The pergola had to be craned in around the home.

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Landscaping on a Hill Boulder and Modular Block Walls

A Boulder Wall at the Base of the Hill Was Just a Start in Creating a Level Space

Chilton Flagstone and Steps in Apple Valley Mn Landscape

Chilton Flagstone and Steps Create Walkways to Different Levels

Flagstone Terrace in Apple Valley Mn Landscape Design

Transitioning from the Woods/Natural Stone to Modular Block/Pavers Near the House

Fire Pit in Flagstone Patio on a Hill in Apple Valley Mn

Evening Fires are a Regular Occurrence

Modular Block Retaining Wall and Steps with Flagstone Patio

Tiki Torches, Brightly-Colored Flowers and Lights Make this a Festive Spot

Landscape Design with Terraces on a Hill

Upper Level Paver Patio Provides Even More Space to Entertain!

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