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From natural-looking streams to architectural fountains, water features are important focal points in the landscape, and some Minneapolis/St. Paul homeowners are opting to have more than one.
Some homeowners will put a bubbler at the front entry to greet guests. Others place them close to outdoor living spaces or near a fire. Some water features are near swimming pools, hung on garden walls, or are fountainhead sprays hidden in a pool deck. Even the smallest spaces can have a water feature. Containers and urns serve quite nicely as self-contained fountains.
The motion and sound of water is hypnotic and soothing. It also serves a purpose – to mask street and neighborhood noises. Pondless stone-column bubblers, waterfalls, streams, and fountains can be simple or dramatic.
New Orleans-inspired fountain creates a tranquil environment in this urban St. Paul backyard.
Stacked natural stone bubbler masks the sound of street traffic in this compact Minneapolis backyard.
Basalt column water feature makes a striking impression.
Hotel front entry landscape combines fire and water.
Unique backyard swimming pond fed by a babbling brook feels like a magical woodland retreat.
Northwoods inspired backyard with a pond stocked with fish for an angler.
Cascading waterfall babbles and bubbles along in this award-winning landscape.
Swimming pool deck sprays provide water sounds.
Laminar jets combined with underwater LEDs and landscape lighting create drama at night.
Modern Edina backyard with a moat and waterfall.
Historic landscape restoration in St. Paul with a reflecting pool and fountain.
Sculptural water feature complements the classic brick patio design.
Modernist front entry design with a seating patio and basalt column bubblers.
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