A game of inches

Hartman Landscape had just a few inches to spare while creating some privacy in a Chicago suburb.

Photo courtesy of Hartman Landscape

Hartman Landscape was faced with a challenge when they took on a job to transform a small suburban backyard into an outdoor living space. “Due to the neighborhood layout and the proximity of other homes, one of the main goals was to provide privacy for the homeowners,” says Allan Jeziorski, managing partner. “The job is called a game of inches and we accomplished all that was requested with a few inches to spare – literally.”

The project took a total of eight weeks to complete, including planting more than 35 trees that will provide natural privacy fences for the homeowners within three to five years.

The architect worked with the home owners to accomplish an outdoor living space to provide an outdoor kitchen area (1) along with a chandelier and lighting to provide a nice ambiance while entertaining (2). The architect also designed a dining area under a pergola for entertaining (3).

The clients also wanted a spot to sit and enjoy a fire (4) as well as an area to sunbathe next to their hot tub. (5) To combat the lack of privacy on the property, the architect designed a wooden structure to surround the hot tub.

The overall project is broken up into four outdoor living spaces to provide the clients with several different areas to enjoy their backyard.

The products used were Unilock, Rivercrest walls and pillars, Bristol Valley pavers with copthorne accents and walkway, and Natural Stone for wall and pillar caps.

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