Southview Design – Midwest Home

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Since the pandemic forced families into retreat, the value of outdoor living spaces and well-appointed yards has become paramount. Southview Design, which started in 1978, has completed more than 8,500 outdoor projects in the Twin Cities Metro and Western Wisconsin, and excels at transforming challenging sites into beautiful outdoor living spaces.

No matter the size of the yard, the difficulty of the site or the complexity of the dream – which nowadays can include a swimming pool, hot tub, pool house, putting green, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, dining room, patio, pergola and gardens—Southview Design has the expertise to design and build to the highest standards, and employs hardworking teams led by expert project managers.

Backyard Bonfire by Southview Design

Photo by John Wiese

Complex hardscapes, shoreline restoration, steps, outdoor lighting, sports fields, massive retaining walls, steep slopes, architectural design elements, and environmental considerations (such as runoff control in lakes and streams) are all in their wheelhouse. Using 3D modeling and drones, Southview Design can “walk” and “fly” homeowners through the outdoor living spaces and gardens they offer. In hands-on meetings, Southview designers and landscape architects guide clients through design, planning, budgeting and construction.

Southview Design’s exemplary work has earned the company more than 45 design excellence awards, including Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA), National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), regional and national awards of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. (NARI), the Minnesota chapter of NARI, midwestern house magazines, and professional renovator magazine.

Photo by Troy Theis

“Southview recently remodeled our front yard,” says one client. “We were impressed with the designer’s ability to integrate our existing plants into a new design, and the plant guide they created that helps us manage and maintain our new landscaping. The whole team was professional and always took the time to answer our questions.

As homeowners continue to want integrated indoor and outdoor spaces, to extend the seasons and enjoy outdoor living, Southview continues to innovate outdoor rooms and amenities that seamlessly connect to the home. From luxury lakeside homes to small urban courtyards, from Northwoods-inspired trellises and walls to patios along the edge of the forest, Southview’s professional landscapers plan rugged outdoor living spaces and landscapes that even thrive. by Minnesota weather.

Bonfire and Porch by Southview Design

Photo of Chuck Perry

“After five years of searching, we finally found Southview, who designed and completed a landscaping project in front of our house,” says a relieved client. “The plan fits perfectly with the design of our home and our location along the river cliffs. The landscaping crews were friendly, hardworking and knowledgeable. The project supervisor and design manager worked together during the installation We are completely satisfied with all aspects of the project.


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