Maximizing small spaces

Magnusen Residence

Intimate and interesting private garden retreat created in a backyard just under 1000 sq feet.

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Small space, big demands

Though extremely small in size, the home owners demanded the absolute most out of this tiny site.   We included such unique and custom features into this miniature landscape, that it's cost was equivalent to sites 10 times as large.  As the plan will attest, their large custom home dominated nearly 2/3 of the site.  The challenge was to enhance the small front yard and create an intimate and interesting private garden retreat in the backyard in just under 1000 sqft.   Lucky for us, the owners were only interested in the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, just like their home.  Their open minds and willingness to spend for quality, allowed us to attempt custom design features we had not tried before.  They desperately wanted a water feature with fish, but space and filtration requirements were a real concern.  There was no machine access, so this entire project would have to be completed by hand, including excavation of the water feature.  The eventual design fit the yard dimensions beautifully, all while incorporating the necessary deep reservoir and intricate filtration system to keep very large Koi happy, healthy and safe from predators.  The water feature/aquarium also uses 5 custom fabricated copper nozzles to assist aerating the water while helping to drown out nearby street noise.  Other custom features included a double sided mortar and brick wall for a privacy/sound barrier and an elegant hand tooled and milled scrolled fence, robustly constructed from large solid timbers.  All custom mill work was completed on site.  

We are thrilled to have been involved with customers and site that demanded so much from such a small space.  The opportunity to explore our creativity and be allowed to complete something this unique for a customer is an experience we will always relish and hope to have the opportunity to try again some day.

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Our team of talented landscape designers work with your wishes, needs, and budget to create a custom space just for you.

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