This downtown Carmel residence was an impressive new construction home in need of a full landscape and hardscape design. The homeowners desired a modern, Mediterranean look to fit the context of the house and wanted to optimize the space for etertaining large groups of friends and family. LandSmith prepared a masterplan including a bluestone outdoor dining room, front stoop and walk, pool deck, pergola patio and garden walkway. In addition to the stonework LandSmith designed and installed a custom cedar pergola, raised cedar vegetable garden, stormwater management system, full planting design, irrigation system and sodded lawn. The homeowners love their new outdoor living space and it continues to be the talk of the neighborhood.
This Geist homeowner wanted to improve the access to his family's boat dock. The area that needed improvement was overgrown with shrubs, grasses and other typical lakeside brush. LandSmith designed and installed a natural stone staircase to make the slope much easier to navigate from the lawn to the boat dock. As a way to transition the grade around the new staircase LandSmith also constructed beautiful natural stone retaining walls. Now this family has the functionality of stairs where they used to have dangerous slope, and the beauty of natural stone retaining walls where they used to have overgrown brush.
This Broad Ripple residence has a motivated homeowner that was focused on revitalizing her Craftsman style bungalow. After the exterior of the home had been remodeled, LandSmith tackled the landscape design. The wood timber driveway edging was replaced with a natural stone edging and the unfinished grade change off of the front walk was transformed into a stunning raised planting bed with natural stone retailing wall to match driveway edging. Unseen improvements like a drainage problem at the front of the house were also remedied with underground stormwater management. A new low-maintenance planting plan was installed with a focus on plantings that provide year-round beauty. Additionally a leftover planting bed on the side of the house was transformed into a butterfly garden with natural stone stepping stones to the back yard gate.