Front yard landscape design drawing on the modern farmhouse architectural style of this Edina, MN home.
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"It's boring, ugly, and has no character," our clients (who love to entertain) complained. They wanted a stylish backyard – with multiple outdoor living spaces for relaxing and activities. Working through uncooperative weather and into December, our designer and installation crews went the extra mile (or ten) to create this suburban luxury landscape.
Before: "Boring" backyard with cracked concrete
After: Luxury backyard living space with tons of character
With the pool on one side of the yard and the sport court on the other, family, friends, and guests have multiple outdoor living spaces to enjoy: the smaller seating area near the house with a pergola overhead, the outdoor living room with fireplace and TV, the fire pit patio that overlooks the lake, or the smaller patio on the sport-court side of the fireplace.
After the concrete pool deck was removed, Belgard Charleston cut-and-patterned pavers were laid from the pool area to the sport court. The fire pit patio and the area under the larger pergola were paved with distinguished Bluestone.
The outdoor living room has a bar top on either side and a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen. The patio is slightly elevated and features a statement fireplace and outdoor TV.
The spacious outdoor kitchen has plenty of storage drawers plus outlets for additional appliances. The grill is connected directly to a gas line (no tanks!). An extra special detail: there are two refrigerators, one on each side of the bar.
A cedar pergola shelters the outdoor living room, which is packed with luxurious amenities like surround sound speakers and a ceiling fan. There are additional outdoor power outlets in the columns for plugging in appliances or charging mobile devices.
Parties and gatherings tend to be large, so the homeowners added a second fire feature with a surrounding seat wall. The bluestone patio has a bowl-style fire table with an optional glass top, so it can double as a table.
Rebuilt after a devastating fire, this landscape design in Minneapolis features gas fire pit, patio, basalt-column water feature, paver driveway, outdoor lighting.
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