Landscape Design: Coeur d'Alene Paradise

When this client began building his dream home in Coeur d'Alene, he hired us to take care of the exterior. With the homeowner's needs in mind, our team designed and built his dream luxury landscape!

Design Goals

Ultimately, the goal was to provide a simple yet modern luxurious resort. Since the home was recently built, our crews started with a clean slate. During the design phase, our client requested a low-maintenance yard that not only complimented his lakeside property's smaller size and unique architectural style but also was fit for entertaining. Having worked with Alderwood in the past, he let our architect take over, knowing the outcome would exceed his expectations. 

Lakeside Challenges

Though this project appears to be somewhat straightforward, several challenges arose throughout the construction process. Being so close to the lake, the property needed considerable drainage work. The location also meant there were permitting and access issues to solve. Our crews carefully planned each step to work efficiently with such restrictions. We also coordinated with the home construction crews for seamless installation of the gas and electrical lines. Because of projects like these, Alderwood diligently adheres to schedules and timelines.

Landscape Elements

The lavish fire pit is perhaps the most notable design element. With a sleek modern design that coordinates with the house, the fire pit area offers stunning sunset views of Coeur d'Alene lake.

coeur d'alene fire pit design

Since access to the dock was essential, we installed hand-cut basalt steps to secure the property's edge and redirect any run-off to avoid water contamination. The walkway, with native plantings and grasses on either side, offers a natural, manicured look. Similarly, low-growing shrubs around the property and between the fire pit and dining areas act as visual barriers. Separating spaces creates the illusion of different "rooms," which makes the space feel roomier and ideal for entertaining. These design features give the landscape a simplistic, luxurious feel.

The client was thrilled with the final product. Synthetic grass and native plantings helped achieve the low-maintenance design and solve drainage problems. Stressing strict 90-degree angles and flat line accents in each landscape detail complemented the home's contemporary architecture. Lastly, the area is perfect for our client to host plenty of gatherings.

Able to produce a stunning result even in a small space, Alderwood created a modern resort perfect for years of entertaining and private enjoyment!

coeur d'alene lakeside retreat design

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