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Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis

2014 Landscape Award: Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association

This project is the finishing touch of a home renovation that included a new front porch and conversion of a three-season backyard porch into an all-season dining room. The landscape design features a stone plinth that wraps around the home’s Ipe wood stoop and provides circulation flexibility from any door out to the backyard. A bluestone walkway extends to a new patio, creating a cozy sitting area. A monolithic bluestone bench repeats the scale of the plinth, provides overflow seating, and is a useful catch-all when grilling or gardening. Special features include:

  • A new arbor creates an intimate patio
  • Backyard pergola and lush plantings
  • Bluestone plinth, bench and walkway

photo credit: Silverman