Midwest Home Awards 2023

Ground One is proud to have won an award at the Minnesota Home Design Awards’ (MHDA) 2022 event. For our efforts in landscape design + build for a mid-century home located in Minneapolis, on Cedar Lake’s western shore, we were awarded Best Residential Landscape Design for a property up to one acre in size.

Our clients hired an architect to remodel their home, which is located on the lakeshore bluffs with a spectacular view of both Cedar Lake and the Minneapolis skyline. Ground One was brought in to create site plans required for permitting that met all the detailed code requirements related to hard surface permeability and bluff setbacks. We collaborated with the architects to ensure a strong connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces.  

For instance, basalt tiles were used inside the home as flooring and outside to create the main terraces and walkways as permeable hardscapes. We designed and constructed the masonry retaining walls needed for the auto-court with the same burnished block that was used for the inside fireplace surround  and exterior chimney detail on the home. 3D design models were used to show the clients an illustration of what the proposed landscape ideas would look like and how they fit the architectural goals.  A custom fire feature and raised planters were designed to accentuate the dark details of the home’s exterior.

We utilized eco-friendly drainage solutions, landscape lighting, and low-maintenance planting choices throughout the project. The project goal, as stated, was realized which was to create a mid-century home interior and an outdoor landscape which are perfectly connected, and the client was overjoyed with our contributions.  

The MHDA awards architecture, landscaping and interior design companies based in the Midwest for their most outstanding achievements. Ground One’s mid-century design + build project on Cedar Lake received the 1st Place award for achievement in Residential Landscape Design (up to one acre).
If you would like to collaborate with lauded landscapers on a design + build project, we would love to hear from you. Connect with Ground One today if you’d like us to work on a project in the greater Twin Cities area!