2016 Excellence in Outdoor Design winner: A Landscape You Dream About
The 2016 award goes to Stephens Landscaping Professionals LLC in Moultonborough
Photography courtesy of Ben Kelley
Stephens Landscaping Professionals LLC in Moultonborough
The goal of this project was to create an outdoor entertaining space to complement the remodeled nineteenth-century lake house. The main patio tier was brought up and retained with a fieldstone wall separating it from a lower tier, which houses the grill, pizza oven and fireplace. Weathered fieldstone was used to match the original stonework on the house. Bluestone was used for the patio spaces and walkway to the boathouse. A low-growing perennial garden runs across the top of the retaining wall; a section close to the grill is an herb garden. Low-voltage landscape lighting provides just enough ambiance to keep the entertaining going into the night.
Judges said: This project did an excellent job with the outdoor lighting that accentuates the sculptural quality of the outdoor spaces. The choice of natural local building materials for edging, wall facing and capping was tasteful. The organic shapes of the paths, patio and planting areas enhance the natural beauty of the shoreline and lake.