Throughout the Twin Cities, Southview Design landscaping customers are enthusiastic about referring us to friends, neighbors, and family.
Landscape designers and architects from Southview Design share their knowledge and expertise with ideas, news, knowledge and trends.
Our landscape designers, landscape architects, construction project managers, and exceptional crews specialize in creating dramatic outdoor living spaces on the water.
Passing boaters can’t help admiring this luxurious John Kraemer & Sons home on Lake Minnetonka. This modern shoreline landscape design complements the sophisticated architecture and transforms the rugged property into a serene and verdant setting. Glacial boulder walls control the grade and create comfortable gathering spaces. Minimalist concrete steps connect the house and the water. Stormwater was redirected away from the lake into dry wells. Waves from wind and passing boats crash into tons of rip rap – rock that protects the shoreline from erosion.
The luxurious outdoor living space for this new lakeside home includes a spectacular swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, massive retaining walls, and shoreline construction.
See This Project
The client wanted to capture the essence of an old-fashioned family resort in a luxurious landscape design.
A campground property with potential.
For evening campfires, an oversized firepit. For feeding a crowd, an outdoor kitchen with seating for eighteen.
Repairing erosion was a priority. The shrinking shoreline was 417 feet of grass and mud.
Fieldstone rip-rap was installed below the high water line to protect the shoreline.
The setback from the lake is 75 feet. Local sand was used to level low spots and prevent flooding.
House left, kitchen center, game house/garage right.
The veneered stone firepit is centered on an irregular flagstone patio.
The pavers are Belgard Tumbled Charleston.
The outdoor kitchen has a masonry oven and a large island for serving.
Relaxing summer nights.
This complex shoreline restoration project was honored with a 2021 Award of Excellence from the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Repairing the erosion damage at the shoreline was a priority. It was 417.5 feet of a spongy combination of grass and mud. The once straight shoreline had been carved out by winter ice and summer boat wakes. We worked with the state's DNR and Army Corps of Engineers for appropriate landscape construction permits.
Our design+build process ensures your experience is positive from the initial meeting to the final walkthrough. To meet with a landscape designer or landscape architect about your shoreline landscaping project, contact us today.
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.
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.
A lake home landscape designed around a swimming pool for the extended family to enjoy.
After moving into a newly constructed lake house, this repeat customer called Southview Design to transform a hill of dirt into a beautiful backyard.
These homeowners love their unique home. Unfortunately, their existing outdoor spaces were inadequate for entertaining.
Luxury swimming pool design and pool house with bluestone pool deck, party barn, fire patio, and sophisticated softscape.
Award-winning lake home landscape combines natural materials with Midcentury modern design, making the most of the surrounding trees.
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.
Designed in partnership with John Kraemer & Sons and featured on the 2021 Artisan Home Tour, this modern masterpiece made a bold transformation.
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.
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.
Expansive views and dramatic landscape design include an Infinity swimming pool, fire features, an outdoor kitchen, and a hot tub.
Minnesota backyard resort with swimming pool, pond, putting green, pergola, outdoor kitchen, and fire pit.
In just 10 days, Southview Design transformed this Eden Prairie landscape into an idyllic setting for a wedding.
Captivating swimming pool landscape in Hastings MN designed with every amenity for maximum comfort and fun.
This shady backyard in the forest has it all: a pool and patio, colorful flowers, a fire pit, and a bubbling water feature.