Lake View Residence
UPLAND designed the new landscape surrounding a beautiful contemporary home overlooking the Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton.
The design features a driveway that opens to an entrance courtyard and views through the house to the lake beyond. The courtyard features a Nova Scotian take on a Japanese style garden with granite boulders, gravel and specimen evergreen shrubs and grasses. The guest parking leads to a ‘Welcome Plaza’ with views through the house, across a new heather carpet, towards the church in the distance. The courtyard also features a south-facing outdoor living space with decking that extends the house into the landscape and rock filled gabion seating.
Lakeside, gravel paths to the beach, a firepit area, and a secluded lookout and reading terrace, cut through swathes of new native woodland and lakeside groundcovers. All new planting is low maintenance and located to not restrict views.