Our landscape designers, landscape architects, construction project managers, and exceptional crews specialize in creating dramatic outdoor living spaces on the water. 

Lakeside Curb Appeal

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.

Private Lakeside Paradise

The luxurious outdoor living space for this new lakeside home includes a spectacular swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, massive retaining walls, and shoreline construction.


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Award-Winning Shoreline Restoration

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. The new shoreline features an extensive riprap design that is sure to stand the test of time.

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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.

Luxurious Lakefront Lodge

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.

Steep Stepping in the Northwoods

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.

Minnesota Family Lakehouse Landscape

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

More Shoreline Landscaping Design & Construction Projects

Turtle Lake Escape

Situated on Turtle Lake in Shoreview MN, this lakefront landscape design features a picturesque firepit, fresh rip rap, a new patio, and an elegant softscape.

Hillside Forest Retreat

Award-winning lake home landscape combines natural materials with Midcentury modern design, making the most of the surrounding trees.

Petite and Shady Pool

This shady backyard in the forest has it all: a pool and patio, colorful flowers, a fire pit, and a bubbling water feature.

Lakeside Jewel

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

Steep Stepping in the Northwoods

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.

Minnesota Family Lakehouse Landscape

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

Luxurious Lakefront Lodge

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.

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.

Private Lakeside Paradise

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.

Resort Living on Lake Minnetonka

Nestled along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, this modern lakeshore landscape design seamlessly blends opulence and nature. Designed in partnership with builder John Kraemer & Sons and architects Murphy & Co, the home and outdoor space is an entertainer's paradise.

A Mindful Suburban Yard

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.

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.

Lakeside Award-Winner

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

Vermillion Vista

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

Space for a Wedding

In just 10 days, Southview Design transformed this Eden Prairie landscape into an idyllic setting for a wedding.

Modern on Minnetonka

Designed in partnership with John Kraemer & Sons and featured on the 2021 Artisan Home Tour, this modern masterpiece made a bold transformation.

Plymouth Landscape Upgrade

These homeowners love their unique home. Unfortunately, their existing outdoor spaces were inadequate for entertaining.

Afton Oasis

Luxury swimming pool design and pool house with bluestone pool deck, party barn, fire patio, and sophisticated softscape.

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