Shoreline Landscaping and Restoration

Shoreline Landscaping

Our landscape designers, landscape architects, construction project managers, and exceptional crews specialize in creating exceptional 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.

More Shoreline Landscaping Design & Construction Projects

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.

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.

Vermillion Vista

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

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.

Space for a Wedding

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

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.

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.

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.

Plymouth Landscape Upgrade

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

Lakeside Jewel

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

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.

Lakeside Award-Winner

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

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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.

Land of 10,000 Lakeshores

Learn how Southview Design works to protect Minnesota's precious waters from erosion, reduce runoff, and create habitats for native plants and animals.

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.