Brilliant Design - Elegant Solutions

…classically based… inspired… a refined elegance that is unmistakable.

Project #1

Lake Home Landscape Update

This contemporary lake-side residence needed a landscape to match the drama and style of the house. Homeowners requested privacy, an expanded patio, a place for the grandchildren to play, and more…

Scope

  • Contemporary styling, more drama
  • Increased privacy
  • Increased security and lighting
  • Less maintenance
  • Greens for play
  • Softer look

Before. Minimalist grounds look stark, front screens are too prominant, little privacy from road and side-yards.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, BEFORE: Minimalist style needs to be softened a bit.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, BEFORE: Minimalist style needs to be softened a bit.

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Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC,  installed foundation plants, automatic irrigation lines, and buff limestone crushed rock mulch.

Plants soften look. Plants selected for seasonal display and low maintenance. Large honeylocust tree will provide shade, cooling, and provide scale to the home.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC,  installs columnar evergreens for privacy

Side-yard privacy. Evergreens are planted along the lot line to provide privacy, act as a wind-break, and attract birds.

The diference between OK and great is in the details — we always strive for Great!

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Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC,  clean up the job-site and make preparations for winter.

Winter arives. Marotte Landscapes forced to wrap things up—to be resumed next spring.

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Project #2

Front Entry Patio

The retired couple asked for options to better enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.

Scope

  • Traditional styling
  • Make front entry handicap accessible
  • New shrubs and perennials
  • Low maintenance
  • Improve lighting

Before. Landscape plants have overgrown their beds, access sidewalk is deteriorating, and entry is crowded.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC,  BEFORE.

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Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, excavation, installation, site preparation.

Project site defined. Beds are shaped, existing river rock mulch is removed and beds preped.
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Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, excavation, installation, site preparation, base, compaction, paver patio.

Base Compacted. A well-compacted base to support pavers is essentIal for longevity and maintenance free performance.
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Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, borgert paver patio with seating height SRW retaining walls, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, crushed limestone rock mulch garden beds for perennials and shrubs.

Entry Patio. The entry patio and sidewalk are handicap accessible, has a slight slope to move water away from the residence; Free-standing walls are lighted and are seating height.
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Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, borgert paver patio with seating height SRW retaining walls, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, crushed limestone rock mulch garden beds for perennials and shrubs.

Expansive Beds. This was a Fall installation and installing plants was inadvisable so the beds are prepared and ready for Spring planting.
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Project Illustrations

Concept Sketches

At Marotte Landscapes you don't have to wonder what your project is going to look like—a picture tells it all. We offer traditional 2D drawings of course, but we prefer to tell the story of your project in 3D. Here are some examples of our visual storey-telling abilities.

Pedestrian Garden Plaza. A contemporary, site-appropriate design for a church gathering area that features expansive gardens with seating and sun screens.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering, vectorworks. Pedestrian Garden Plaza. A contemporary, site-appropriate design for a church gathering area that features expansive gardens with seating and sun screens.

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2-Story Deck. Proposed lake home deck offers expansive views, plenty of space for grilling, entertaining, sunning, and enjoying lake views.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering, vectorworks. 2-Story Deck. Proposed lake home deck offers expansive views, plenty of space for grilling, entertaining, sunning, and enjoying lake views.

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Sunroom Addition. Sunroom with connecting deck, lower-level patio which features a wood-burning brick fireplace. (three views).

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering, vectorworks. Sunroom Addition. Sunroom with connecting deck, lower-level patio which features a wood-burning brick fireplace.

Design included future raised garden beds, seating, and in-ground pool with retaining wall with water feature.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering, vectorworks. Sunroom Addition. Sunroom with connecting deck, lower-level patio which features a wood-burning brick fireplace.

Sunroom Addition. A view from inside illustrates exposed beams under a gabled ceiling and gas-burning fireplace.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering, vectorworks. Sunroom Addition. Sunroom with connecting deck, lower-level patio which features a wood-burning brick fireplace.

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Illustration. Pool house concept — breezy, casual, with a euro carriage-house style.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering, vectorworks. Concept illustration of pool house with expansive windows and wood burning fireplace.

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Rendering. This drawing illustrates a concept for an addition which features a wood-burning fireplace.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering, vectorworks. Concept illustration of pool house with expansive windows and wood burning fireplace.

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If you're thinking of building or remodeling, we would love to help you get the look and style you deserve!

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