Belknap Landscape was awarded the 2018 NH Home Magazine Design Awards Best Outdoor Design for their project, “Hillside Retreat”. This is the second consecutive year winning this prestigious Hall of Fame recognition. “Hillside Retreat” is another example of Belknap Landscape’s expertise, passion and experience in delivering visionary outdoor landscape designs for their clients.
In the fall of 2017, Belknap Landscape also received a NH Home Builders Cornerstone Award for Outdoor Living Space for the same property. Read more about the Cornerstone Awards.
The Laconia Daily Sun published “New Hampshire is fertile ground for the architects, designers and builders working here, and this year’s award winners are truly outstanding,” said Andi Axman, editor of New Hampshire Home. The awards are selected by a panel of out of state judges. Many congratulations also go to fellow New Hampshire Lakes Region businesses Wood & Clay, Inc. of Gilford and Samyn-D'Elia Architects of Ashland on their award winning designs.
For this project, Belknap Landscape was tasked with these main goals:
- Create a natural flow from the deck to the backyard to make it easy for people of all capability to reach the hot tub and outdoor fireplace
- Craft a stone waterfall and stone slab bridge to include natural elements within the outdoor living space
- Stone steps leading towards the stone patio, hot tub, beach, dock, and fireplace
- Build a stone fireplace to enjoy with friends and family.
- Set up lawn lighting to optimize nighttime usage allowing more time to enjoy the space
- Place accent lights within the water features to accentuate them and help light the path
Belknap Landscape was responsible for integrating stone, water, and light elements to accentuate the outdoor living space bringing together an all-in-one experience for their client. The plants wrapped throughout the stone design were hand selected by the homeowners, their account manager and the landscape designer. They visualized, sketched, and executed the shrub landscape by integrating the preferences of the owners in combination with artistic sensibilities. This teamwork resulted in a beautiful stone, plant, and water focused landscape that both match the style of the home and its natural surroundings.
The incredible stone patio and fireplace tie everything together and function as the hub of the landscape. It is a common ground for guests and draws the entire property together. The owners of this property will enjoy the central location for sociability, views, and summer nights with family and friends.
The landscape lighting throughout the property guide a path for nighttime use and accentuate the beautiful water features decorating the property. The outdoor lights are a perfect combination of beauty and function. In New Hampshire, the summers are short, so well designed landscaping lighting allows the owners to enjoy their outdoor living space well into the evening and for multiple seasons whether it be by the fire, relaxing in the hot tub or enjoying cocktails with friends.
Belknap Landscape is an award winning professional landscape company that has been serving the Lakes Region and its clients for over 28 years. Their collaborative approach focuses on their clients needs and finding solutions that fit their property. It’s about making your landscape functional for you, your family and your friends, so you can build beautiful memories with your loved ones by the fire, on a nice sunny day or under the stars.