Before and After: Beach House Beauty

This somewhat neglected property was purchased by a family to provide a lake living oasis.

Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020

Before: The original garage had water issues and had to be replaced. We installed heating and electricity, and increased the garage’s footprint allowing for two cars plus a storage/play area.

Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020
We rebuilt the garage in the home’s spirit using a similar architectural style and siding.
Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020

Before We installed a new driveway and elevated walkways that tie into the original lake-side porch aesthetic and redesigned the master bedroom porch.

Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020
The new plantings, structured hardscapes, and lighting program bring a cohesive look to the property.
Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020

Before: An existing backyard water feature area needed work to make it a relaxing oasis

Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020
We added charming plantings, a patio with bluestone laid at a 45-degree angle for interest, a flagstone path and sod to complete this space.
Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020

Before: The original lakeside design lacked design and purpose.

Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020
We created distinct areas for entertainment and relaxing including a dining area, a hot tub, and re-set the fire pit to a better vantage point.
Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020

Before: We added several plantings and charming stepping stones from the covered entry porch to the lakeside patio. Path lights direct guests in the evening, providing safety and security

Tim Johnson MNLA award 2020
An outdoor stone slab shower was added to rinse off after being in the lake and to keep the hot tub clean. We created a bluestone basin with beach pebbles to tie in with the back patio.

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