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Mequon Residence Landscape Design – Build

Location Mequon, WI
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Mequon Residence Landscape Design – Build

The client sought to have a landscape that complemented the architectural style of the newly built, craftsman, prairie-style home, enhance views of the Lake Michigan shoreline, and stabilize a 140-foot bluff. Marek Landscaping, LLC was awarded the project following a competitive submittal of conceptual master plans.

The softscape features include three native plant communities; woodland, meadow, and prairie. The plantings were also placed within stepping stone walkways, natural stone planters, and woodland paths.

Hardscape features include dry stacked walls using collected fieldstone, limestone planters, and a fire pit. The fieldstone was collected from a Waukesha County farm and retains moss and lichens, adding to its “always there” appearance. A fieldstone “fence” provides reference to the lands’ agrarian roots, while suggesting an architectural extension of the house. Dry-laid New York Bluestone was used for walking paths and patios. Weather-edged Lannon stone was used to mimic bedrock outcroppings where the landscape meets the bluff. Recycled granite pavers, from a roadway project in Milwaukee, were used for the driveway to lend an “Old World” look to the fore-court of the house.

Other designs completed for the residence include an extensive lighting plan that subtly accents the major features of the house and garden and the planning & implementation of an extensive bluff stabilization.