Huntleigh Outside Art Gallery
When the owners of this breathtaking Huntleigh property reached out to us, they knew they wanted their landscaping to reflect and enhance the existing architecture of their home. The initial concept began as four simple cedar landscape boxes. Working through our collaborative design process, we were able devise unique landscape solutions for the client’s priorities. Our primary challenges were to create a landscape that would:
- Address drainage issues stemming from an essentially flat yard
- Echo and enhance the home’s existing architecture
- Delineate the garden and the Archways as their own space, while keeping them tied into the home’s overall appeal
Working with our sister company, Frisella Outdoor Lighting, we were able to find lighting that would illuminate the stone arch walkway clearly, without overwhelming the home itself or the outdoor entertaining spaces. We used 1.5” round LED waterproof lights at the top of the metal grapevine arches, which give plenty of light to navigate without overwhelming the rest of the landscape.
Our hardscape elements throughout the property used the same stonework elements that can be found in the home itself, allowing us to tie architecture and landscape into a single, seamless creation. Even the bluestone steppers we used matched with existing outdoor patio surfaces. And because the Archways themselves were such a focal point, we kept to straight lines throughout the remaining landscape elements to echo the home’s architecture and avoid detracting from the impact of the Arches.
Many of our design choices for this property were based on appearance. But ultimately, it doesn’t matter how gorgeous a landscape appears – if it’s unmanageable, it will quickly become a nightmare for the homeowners. For this Huntleigh home, ensuring adequate drainage was one of the most important elements of the project. We installed French drains running under all of the flagstone and decomposed gravel walkways. This allowed us to direct water to the rear of the property without unsightly drainage areas or environmental harm.
Read more about our landscape design in Huntleigh.
What Our Clients Say
“This is hands down THE BEST FULL-SERVICE LANDSCAPING COMPANY you are going to find in the Midwest. Not only did they exceed our expectations with the landscaping but they also blew us away with their ability to encompass all of our other outdoor needs including: extensive architectural landscape design, outdoor lighting, maintenance, etc. You will not be disappointed with these guys! A very impressive operation…Kudos to the leadership out there too!”
“Tony’s design expertise and attention to detail, considering both the objectives of the client and his own extensive knowledge of what plantings work where, result in outstanding landscapes which become more beautiful with each year of maturity. Every project he has overseen on my property over the last nine years has included attentive communication from concept through estimate, execution, and follow up walk through. Tony also ensures excellent communication among his team. They work together seamlessly to transform the designs into reality. In addition to landscaping, Tony designed exterior lighting to highlight the house and key landscape elements, which has dramatically enhanced the look of the house and grounds at night.”
“The Frisella team took our blank canvas of a yard and created a beautiful landscape full of color, texture and natural beauty. From the design work to the installation and maintenance, the entire team is great to work with and very knowledgeable!”
“Frisella Landscape Group completely transformed my landscaping. Justin designed a landscape plan that included my ideas and he recommended the perfect plantings and features to bring it to life. They kept me informed of the progress of my project and answered all my questions.
Luis and the team of installers did an amazing job of turning the plan into reality. They were professional and worked hard to completely transform my yard.
Thank you to everyone at Frisella Landscape Group.”
“Tony’s creative design of our patio and landscaping sold us on Frisella. He maximized the available space while building a beautiful outdoor living space for our family. He was willing to work with us to stay within budget. The dedicated installation crew was very talented and stayed on the project through completion.”
“We’ve used Frisella Landscaping several times over the last several years as we expand the landscaping around our newly built house. We were astounded by the professional design work and the follow-up after installation. They definitely provide a perspective that you don’t get from other companies.”
“I don’t post reviews often, but I am so pleased with the work Tony and his team have done that it certainly warrants high praise. I’ve used Frisella twice for two fairly large landscaping projects (along with lighting/irrigation). Both times I’ve been blown away by the work they’ve done. Tony not only delivers on the landscaping you request, he’ll create a design you never thought possible. His entire team are highly professional, caring, and have a great eye for detail. I’ve already received rave reviews from my neighbors, some of which have also used Tony and experienced the same results. If you want the best look no further!”
“We hired Frisella Landscape Group to handle the installation and on-going maintenance for our new home. The design ideas and the execution of the install was first class. The on-going maintenance is allowing the landscaping to mature and take on the desire appeal. We could not be happier with the outcome. We would highly recommend Tony Jr. and his team of experts.”
“Here at Frisella Landscape Group we combine expertise in design and regional plant knowledge to create one-of-a-kind landscapes. Come in or check us out online to schedule a design consultation.”