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Lakefront Living Design and Landscaping

Lakefront living has evolved over the years. It extends the living and entertaining space into your back yard and, when inside, you enjoy gazing out over your property and the lake. Therefore, it’s important that your landscape design brings the comfort and beauty you have indoors organically into the outdoors. 

Typical waterfront houses are mostly back yard. First time visitors to your home should look out your back window and shout “WOW, what a view!” Your patios, walls and clear view to the pier or landing should be as attractive and maintenance-free as possible while supporting you and your extended family’s lifestyle. It’s also just as important you treat the view from the water towards the house with the same attention to detail. 

A well-designed and installed landscape can be made stunning and contemporary or blend into the Connecticut landscape. With decades of hardscape design and build experience, our designers and masons will transform your desire into the perfect place to have fun, entertain and enjoy the water’s view. 

Experts in Waterfront Landscaping

Patios The “foundation” of any outdoor living space – a well-designed patio will allow room for you and your family to relax in and create a great space for entertaining. Our design team can help you choose between natural stone or paver materials that fit the style of your home as well as the environment.

Custom fire features A fire pit or fireplace can create a natural and comfortable place to gather family and friends.  Fire features can be wood burning or built with inserts for propane or natural gas. 

Outdoor kitchens Entertaining takes on a different meaning with an outdoor kitchen where you can grill and still be a part of the festivities! No kitchen is complete without a refrigerator, sink and bar area. EA Quinn can turn your back yard into an al fresco café. 

Pool and or hot tubsEA Quinn offers a variety of decorative paver options and natural stone that will compliment any spa.

Water Features – Some of our clients also integrate man-made brooks, waterfalls and ponds.  This adds an extra layer of interest to the property.  We can make them look natural like it was carved out of a mountainside or as fun as a slide!

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We specialize in sea walls, permeable pavers, sustainability, wetland regulations, and erosion protection.

Features that you may want to include in your lakefront plan:

  • Retaining Walls
  • Plantings
  • Water Features
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Sound Systems
  • Large-Screen TVs
  • Steps
  • Custom Patio Installations
  • Outdoor Kitchen Design/Builds
  • Pergolas
  • Fireplaces
  • Stone Work
  • Pavers
  • Walkways

Benefits of an outdoor living space:

  • It will raise the value of your home. If you decide to sell your home, you’ll likely get a premium as buyer’s compare your home to others on the market that don’t feature landscaping.
  • You will get more use our of your outdoor space. So many people have big back yards that they don’t use! An outdoor living space will encourage you and your family to spend more time outside.
  • Cooking outdoors is easy! Most outdoor living spaces include an outdoor kitchen. When you have everything you need to cook outside, it’s so easy to entertain outside.

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We are excited to have already hosted two parties, and are scheduling additional functions for the purpose of displaying our pool, poolscape and plantings, all of which we are extremely proud to share with over 100 business associates and neighbors to date. Not that this should surprise you, but the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with the majority of comments highlighting the unique tile and landscaping detail, as well as the overall very professional “look and feel” of the design. We are fond of referring to our backyard as our “aquatic and floral wonderland!”
– Bob & Kathie

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