In transforming the lackluster front entrance and backyard pool of a 1980s home for a Deephaven family, Ground One Landscape Design + Build + Maintain instigated design moves that modernized this woodland retreat.
By moving the garage doors to the side of the house, Ground One formalized the home’s front entrance with a gracious stoop and landscape lighting. A circular driveway was added with limestone walls and planting beds featuring year-round color.
To update the backyard with its challenging elevations, Ground One specified poured-in-place concrete walls around the existing pool, with black caps and black cable safety rails to match railings inside the home as well as the home’s windows and metal roof. Paving tiles reconcile odd pool angles with the home’s right angles. Ground One repeated one pool angle in a metal fire feature (operated remotely via phone app) beside a custom bench built by the homeowner.
The pool deck accommodates sunning and lounge areas. Concrete stairs connect the home’s lower level with the deck, which has cooking and dining near the kitchen. The family thrives in their new outdoor areas. The project won an MNLA award for Landscape Excellence and the MNLA Judges Choice Award for 2022.