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It’s not often you have the opportunity to work on a project that incorporates a life size, authentic reproduction of a tepee.  But that’s just what we encountered a this Daniel Island home.  An existing grove of beautiful Oak trees was the perfect foil for the tepee’s new home.  We surrounded the structure with low growing shrubs and ground cover, and designed a stone patio for a fire pit close by. With the addition of outdoor lighting and the incorporation of the client’s sculpture into the plantings of native grasses, a great entertaining experience is created.  All that’s needed now are sleeping bags and ingredients for s’mores!


photos by Patrick Brickman

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Daniel Island is a beautiful little island town with lovely homes, quiet streets and an abundance of parks.  We recently completed a renovation of a home that needed a little update to make it more welcoming from the street and a beautiful retreat in the backyard that has a wonderful view of the marsh and creek.

To update the front, we removed the overgrown shrubs revealing the beauty of the home and put in a row of dwarf palms for texture.  The front walk was widened to be more in scale with the home and custom cast concrete pavers and steps create a grand welcoming entrance.

In the rear, an existing garden entrance was reworked with a new brick landing leading down a winding brick path to a circular patio adjacent to the creek where a fire pit made from a sugar kettle provides the perfect place to take in the view of the marsh and creek beyond.

Another brick patio was added onto the rear of the house to provide much needed entertaining and lounging space to enjoy the new great lawn and garden.  The garden incorporates an abundance of native flowering and evergreen shrubs as well as native perennials, ensuring interest in every season.

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