Albert Street, Markham
Normandale Crescent, North York
Heartwood Court, Mississauga
Crofton Way, Burlington
Parkhill Drive, Milton
Aldo Drive, Mississauga
Concession 3, Simcoe Country
Ontario Street, Milton
Woodeden Drive, Mississauga Custom Pool
Albert Street, MarkhamA stunning creation meshing the very best of design and construction. By expanding into the adjacent lot, the homeowners were able to realize a grander vision for their home come to life. With the free-form pool as the main motivation and centrepiece, all other elements fell into place around its lead. As a destination to commune with water, the benched platform in the pool below surface provides seating to do just that. A waterfall cascades past artfully placed stone into the spa, forming a grotto over what appears more like a natural hotspring bubbling forth from bedrock. A mega-slab flagstone path leads from this retreat, transitioning to the interlock patio wrapping the pool where visitors lounge in a refined setting, with landscape lighting adding intimacy. Opposite this a boardwalk adds a sense of adventure, creating a meandering path through a layered garden and diving point at its end. A rich tapestry of plantings is interwoven with the hardscape and existing vegetation throughout this idyllic scene, ensuring that a sense of the outdoors pervades the space.
Normandale Crescent, North YorkA backyard space that places importance on entirely distinct elements. A tiered synthetic deck gives an easy point of access to the space from the house, and an elevated outdoor area among the trees. The hexagonal lower level deck and seat rail carve a unique footprint at ground level that allows for a rich layer of plantings to embrace it. This shape is then echoed in the shed. Accent landscape rocks, natural stone steps and flagstone walkway inset into grass ensure an unrepeatable sequence. Leading from here the visitor is enticed to the main focal point of pool, waterfall, spa and pond. In a breathtakingly original creation, all these precious features of water are combined seamlessly into one incredible element that flows together, with the curve of each edge responding to the shape of the others like giant ripples through the surface. An intricate layering of such details throughout work in harmony to shape a space crafted by masters of their arts.
Heartwood Court, MississaugaAn award winning, luxury outdoor retreat – a backyard for refined tastes. This project was crafted to form a collection of distinct, aesthetic spaces that lend themselves to replenishing the soul. Weaving the natural world into built creations so seamlessly takes both a knowledgeable eye and a skilled hand. Shaping the world around you is a level of custom elegance that requires a trusted professional to interpret your wants and transform them into something inspiring and unique. Project elements include infinity edge pool, custom spa, glass railing, flagstone patio, stone wall, garden design, pavilion, pergola, stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen with built-in barbeque, stone retaining walls, stone seat walls and outdoor lighting. Material was meticulously selected to render the most consistent experience – natural stone veneer pool edge, flagstone patio and landscape rocks, fitting naturally amongst hanging plant material and expertly fashioned wood pergola. The result of artful design and master trades, this outside area has transcended ordinary expectations to deliver a place of beauty.
Crofton Way, BurlingtonA unique backyard space to reflect the individual tastes of the homeowner, using every bit of a tight space to craft a serene place of leisure. With each element tailored to fit within a broader picture, a place full of play and surprise has been created. A patio and built-in outdoor kitchen adjacent to the house allow space to entertain, while resort-style relaxation meets you at every point thereafter. With a spa sheltered by a pavilion, grotto, horizontally reaching pergola, two waterfalls, a pool with beach-style access, a hidden bar behind statuary, and pool edge seating for the simple pleasure of soaking ones feet undisturbed, there is ample opportunity to lose onself to the world beyond. Indeed this was a priority with trees of significant maturity, requested for screening, craned into place. Integration with the site is complete in this design, adapting level changes to meet grading challenges while blurring the line between water and earth through an expertly crafted and placed stone retaining wall. This is now truly a place for all senses to play.
Parkhill Drive, MiltonUnifying elements were introduced to this project, beautifully tying together the spaces accessed from the house to shape a quiet place for family. Various elements were added to heighten the visual effect of the existing pool area. A rock waterfall refocused attention, while the strong horizontal lines of an impressive pergola keeps the eye from wandering far beyond. Interest in these areas pulls the onlooker closer, to the deck to lounge and dine, towards the stone seat wall and fire pit to partake in the crackle and spark of burning wood, and to the fir seat rail to gaze up at the full sky above. At the front a cleverly situated planting island hides guest parking from view, while inset paving stones create pathways, rendering ground level line-work radiating from the entry to areas that warrant travel. Planting beds add to this sense of motion with a playful rhythm, punctuated by spectacular bursts upward. Accent lighting around the property is a last touch of finesse, bringing the outward gaze in, resting with the people who love this space.
Aldo Drive, MississaugaInterior living areas are drawn outside in this backyard resort, and pulled into a private, otherworldly place. Responding to challenging constraints, this backyard was formally divided into distinct areas with a strong axis line bridging between. The main portal is a ramada extending off the house, whose finishes speak to the quality found beyond. A fire table is a welcoming first destination, leading to built-in outdoor kitchen and bar clad in stone veneer. Adding a sense of enclosure from above is a pergola, whose detailing mirrors the house. The beautifully varied flagstone patio underneath unites all this, and leads the spectator to explore onward, past formal garden beds to the grand entry for the pool area. Ample flagstone steps, flanked by stone veneer pillars capped with seasonal bursts of colour, lead to the pool, interlock patio and cabana. All maintain orientation with the axis, to give a strong sense of flow throughout the space. Completing this are the bordering plantings, interceding the hardscape at some points, while standing tall with the adjacent urban forest at others.
Concession 3, Simcoe CountryThis family getaway property became a beautifully integrated recreational oasis. Surrounded by heritage farmland, the massings of plants made use of borrowed scenery beyond to blend seamlessly with the horizon. Offering a welcome respite from the sun in this open landscape, the free-form pool plays off the shape of a nearby pond. Tucked in amongst layered gardens, the interlock patio calls out to be discovered. With lounge area, dining and a covered wood burning stone fireplace just back from the waters edge, relaxation is simplified. Adjacent to this, a rock waterfall provides an attraction for sight and sound, alluding to an outcrop left intact from a coincidentally well-suited landscape. Adding to a sense of discovery is the secret boardwalk, literally carved out between rock and garden, waiting to lead the adventurous through a planting symphony of colours, shapes and sizes, to a jumping off point into the water at the base of the falls. A family playground fit within a beautiful landscape.
Ontario Street, MiltonA remarkable backyard that harmonizes design and surface materials in a collection of distinct spaces. A modern look pervades throughout the area, achieved with clean lines and raw materials – concrete, stainless steel and glass. The division between interior and exterior is blurred with the breezeway off the house, providing a portal from home to pool and screened in pavilion. Here the owners can enjoy the amenities of the inside alongside the innate pleasures of simply being outside. When out in the open air on the patio, the pool steals all attention – bold, dramatic and uncompromising. Complimenting it perfectly is the large, pre-cast patio material and its linear patterning that create a stylish lounge. Deftly carved from the earth, the basement walkout maintains material continuity through rigid geometry, an unreserved aesthetic is applied. Uniform plantings uphold this while softening the hard edges. The patterned, pre-cast slabs underfoot in the sunken patio provides a transition of materials to the building. The resulting space gives a direct connection between private interior and ethereal outdoor spaces.
Woodeden Drive, Mississauga Custom PoolMaking excellent use of an expansive back yard, this project shows the beauty in restraint. Linear flow and a layered hierarchy of space unite to give an ethereal sense of space. The spa, with multiple sheer descents and stone veneer walls, occupies a dominant point of focus in the design but the less central access gives its users a sense of isolation among the trees. The pergola creates a very loose sense of enclosure in patterned lines overhead. The plantings, interspersed throughout the space, create distinct areas by offering screening between. As well they give an incredible variety to set the scene of the space and integrate with the towering mature trees. The linear tiers of the interlock patio offers ample room to lounge and dine in the sun within full view of the gardens, pool and spa, while giving a layered approach to the ramada and entry point of the home. The natural stone wall, caps, stairs and pool coping work with masterfully located landscape rocks to add elegance and connection to nature.
Giving full appreciation to the element of water requires a level of mastery proven by our team. Delighting all senses at once is a rare pleasure, and one that our pools and spas can impart.
Understanding how to draw water into the landscape requires an appreciation of all its qualities. Our design team, headed by a licensed landscape architect, understands this. As a design-build firm, we enter the design process with the intent to build what we draw, which imbues our design work with a level of next-step planning. Throughout the process we strive to truly understand the aspirations and needs of our client, to ensure sensitivity to what is important to you, your home and your environment. We are trained to work within the box but blur the lines and challenge the edges.
Our team and trades are hand picked to craft special places, with the utmost of diligence and care. They are accountable to the highest construction standards and responsive to your needs. We can offer the best results possible when the people we know and trust are responsible for implementing our designs. This advantage is apart of every project we design and build.
For all our valued customers, we offer full-service maintenance on anything that we’ve built. In addition to garden maintenance our team members can provide service to outdoor lighting, water feature openings or closings, adjustments to precast paving and all other stone masonry, landscape carpentry and garden services.