2017 Excellence in Outdoor Design winner: Newfound Lake Retreat
The 2017 winner is Belknap Landscape Company of Gilford
Belknap Landscape Company, Inc. in Gilford
This residence in Hebron has amazing views of Newfound Lake, and the homeowners wanted an outdoor living space that felt like it was carved into the mountainside. The two-level bluestone patio provides an area to serve meals just off the kitchen, and a large cedar pergola filters sunlight while dining. The lower patio is the place to enjoy views and the fieldstone fireplace. The space also includes landscape lighting for nighttime gatherings and several planting areas.
Judges said: This project shows an honest use of materials. The design maximizes the fantastic views while providing a variety of spaces accommodating both intimate and large-scale gatherings.