Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JUN 2014

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metal, and then reinstalled in-between the new columns supporting the pergola. In order to meet current building code, the grade below the patio had to be raised. To accomplish this, the crew constructed a beautifully curved, dry-stacked wall from Tennessee fieldstone that was carried in by hand. This curvilinear wall fol- lows the entire length of the project, creating an ideal raised bed that was filled with gardenias, perennials and annuals to provide year-round fragrance, color and beauty. Low-voltage landscape lighting by Hadco illuminates the three-foot-tall, 100-foot-long wall, which adds drama when viewed from the lake at night. As the owners wind up their evening and head to the main house, they encounter a small memorial garden that celebrates the life of the owner's younger brother. In the end, the owners were thrilled with the function and beauty of their new outdoor living space and appreciated the careful attention to detail that made it flow seamlessly. It truly is a magical spot to enjoy the lure of days and nights on the lake. Above, Left: The full outdoor kitchen installation included a 48-inch KitchenAide grill, two side burners, warming drawer, icemaker, sink and refrigerator, as well as ample storage in custom- built cedar cabinets with granite tops. The cabinets were constructed by Ashley's Kitchen and Bath of Black Mountain, N.C. The counter's fascia and the back wall are veneered with the same stone as the new columns and bar. Above, Right: The fire pit and a variety of comfortable furniture were purchased from Hickory Fireplace & Patio. The fire pit is an O.W. Lee model from Casual Fireside. The furniture was made by Summer Classic. Middle, Right: The centerpiece of the memorial garden is a cast stone sculpture surrounded by boxwood hedges. June 2014 35 DBM LC 032-035.indd 35 5/23/14 4:37 PM

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