Winnetka Estate

Winnetka Estate

We are proud to announce this project won a GOLD for the NALP Awards of Excellence 2022. The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding projects in commercial and residential lawn care and landscape contracting, management and design. We find the NALP Awards are a great way to share the passion and pride we have for our work with our Chalet Landscape clients.

This French home was purchased in 2016 and immediately underwent a total renovation. The property is located in unincorporated Cook County, while the client’s other home directly behind the property lies within the village of Winnetka. The design challenge was to connect the two properties visually and literally while abiding by zoning regulations. The re-design focuses on a sprawling terrace suited for entertaining large groups. The terrace walls contain recessed smart phone controlled speakers and lighting creating an immersive experience. Sweeping planting beds soften the terrace walls, while a bluestone walk meanders through the back yard connecting the guest house to the main home. The final result is a more functional landscape that fits the needs of the client, while offering the privacy they desired

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