Conceptual Design, Hardscaping, Irrigation, Landscape Consultation, Landscape Enhancements, Lighting, Project Management, Property Maintenance, Seasonal Planting, Softscaping, Water Features
As frequent entertainers, the owners of this lakeside residence wanted to create a comfortable and inviting exterior space. ILI’s Design Group focused on enhancing already strong sight lines from the house in the creation of a new multilevel space.
An upper deck, constructed around an existing mature tree, provides a
breathtaking view of Lake Ontario.
A lower patio area and Asian-inspired outdoor pavilion can be reached via a small footbridge. This pavilion houses a custom outdoor kitchen, designed to cater to the client’s love of culinary arts.
The architectural focal point of the backyard is a stunning in-ground stone water feature. Located in the centre of the yard, it is visible from all areas.
Suspended between the upper and lower basins, and seemingly defying gravity, a fire pit adds a dramatic nightscape visual.
ILI was the recipient of multiple Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence for this work, including the coveted Dunnington Grubb Award for most outstanding project in 2007. ILI was also the recipient of a gold Global AquaTekture Visionary
Award (GAVA) for residential water feature design and construction.
Upon completion of this project, our experienced Landscape Management team took over to ensure all newly installed plant material was properly cared for while it matured. An important part of this is making sure that new shrubs and trees were professionally bur-lapped to protect them from their first harsh winter.
The addition of some tropical planter arrangements and tall water grasses really helped to enhance the Asian inspired feel of the backyard.
The rest of the property was kept in picture-perfect condition with weekly services, that were recognized in both 2007 and 2008 with Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence for Private Residential Maintenance.
Conceptual Design Hardscaping Irrigation Landscape Consultation Landscape Enhancements Lighting Project Management Property Maintenance Seasonal Planting Softscaping Water Features