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Category: Water Features
05 Aug
2020
Teal fountain and grasses

How to Make a Splash with a Simple Fountain

Our client had a lovely, traditional, brick home in Dawsonville, GA.  The home had some interesting architectural features, including unique stone accents across the front façade and elegant copper gutters and downspouts. But those special details were lost in the view from the curb. They receded into the background because there was nothing to draw..

30 Jun
2020
Hillside Walls Steps and Water

Life Is But a Stream. And Stone Steps. And Outdoor Lighting

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily…Life is but a dream. Well, it was kind of a bad dream at one client’s home until we helped them tame the steep hill that was hindering their hospitality. Hiking is a favorite activity here in the Northeast Georgia mountains. As much as we enjoy it, we usually do stop short..

13 Feb
2020
Welcoming stone and paving stone entrance

Making a Grand Entrance

Sometimes, function follows form. And there are instances in which outright defiance of fundamental architectural principles leads to the most extraordinary of homes. The gracious home of one of our clients in White County, shown below, is a case in point. Here, the front door—actually a set of French doors—is not the focal point of..

17 Sep
2019
Stone boulder wall for pool slide in Gainesville, GA

Sunny Slide Up

Visiting David and Ki’s home in Gainesville was like dropping in on summer camp. Kids everywhere! Their own, some on loan (foster children), their friends’ children… And why not? In keeping with the kid-friendly attitudes, they’d had a swimming pool built to create a fairy tale back yard. The kids were especially delighted to find..

28 Aug
2019
Courtyard garden and fountain

Home Court(yard) Advantage

Kerry and Brian’s family’s waterfront property is perfect for entertaining in style. It has a spacious, beautifully landscaped back yard, a large, covered outdoor kitchen and a sunny patio overlooking Lake Lanier. But sometimes, the family wished for a small, more intimate outdoor area for reading, having quiet conversations or contemplating the universe. The home..

04 Apr
2019
Blue Ceramic water feature and fountain

Featuring Water Features

Fountains are a  beautiful center piece that can be integrated into any garden. They create focal points, seating areas, and conversation starters.  Most fountains can be sorted into two categories; with a pond or with out. Beyond that, fountains come in every shape, material and size you can imagine. This fountain, with water pouring from..

02 Jan
2019
Water fall in motion

Creek Crossing

This mountain cabin had it all; the view, the seclusion, the stone fireplace (courtesy of Jason the Mason). But when the owners decided their front yard needed a make over, they figured that the cabin needed a water feature too. And by water feature, I mean a hundred foot long stream bed. This natural-looking creek..

18 Apr
2018
Lily pond

Backyard Woodland Stream Water Feature

When adding a water feature to a garden, there are several options to consider. Small ponds and fountains are the most popular choices, for their compact sizes and simpler set up and maintenance. However, if there is enough room, a stream is the best of both and is easily maintained with a little know how. ..

20 Feb
2018
Stone waterfall and steps

Beautiful Backyard Wall Waterfall

Anyone who visits North Georgia always has at least one waterfall on their list of things to see. We have several tucked away in our beautiful mountains, some waterfalls are visible from the highway others are only accessible by long hikes. Each one inspires and delights tourists and locals alike. However for some, just visiting..

30 Jul
2017
Bubbling rock fountain and garden

Low Maintenance Water Garden

Just imagine, sitting outside on a cool spring morning, a warm mug steaming in your hands. Everything is the pale green of new beginnings and growing as fast as it can. On the breeze, you can hear the dancing laughter of the nearby stream. You are at peace. However, as bubbling brooks are in short..

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