Featured Projects

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landscape design architecture the site group dayton oh featured projects full of life

Flat to full of life.

Ryan and Cara set out to turn their flat backyard into a private swimming club complete with a covered grill and poolside garden. The finished product went beyond their expectations and stayed within the budget! Dive in to read more about their project.

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Goodbye, poor drainage. Hello, Zen Garden.

At Dennis and Linda’s property in Dayton, we remedied their drainage woes and added peace to their property with a Japanese Zen Garden, sitting bench, and multi-layered rock features.

A patio and pavilion worthy of the space.
Jason and Katrina’s Springboro property had a small deck in the backyard. We transformed the space to include a modern patio, firepit, and a pavilion that matched the design of their house and increased their shade.
Multi-level entertaining in Covington.
Russ and Alicia dreamed of a space where they could entertain guests. Multiple levels of winding beauty, stunning water features, and a perfectly nestled hot tub now welcome their loved ones.
A great place to spend time, year-round.

At Jeff and Rebecca’s home in Dayton, we gave extensive attention to a design that would seamlessly connect their upper and lower patios with natural features and a wood-burning fireplace.

We believe that every detail matters.

A pool to match their style.

Ben and Natalie wanted a pool at their Springboro home but were eager to avoid a typical “midwest” look. To ensure their new addition matched their style goals, we designed several concepts. They landed on a stand-out bluestone pool and patio with cultured stone details. And, to make sure they could stay cool in the heat of Ohio summers, we included pergolas for shade, interest, and ultimate relaxation.
What style do you envision in your outdoor space?
Pretty privacy for a Xenia family.
John and Steph had just purchased their home in Xenia. It was exposed to a noisy main road and lacked the privacy they wanted, so we added a 5-foot stone wall, water and fire features, and an in-ground plunge pool to make their space cozy, private, and uniquely “them.”
From overgrown to an oasis for all ages.
Burt and Marsha had overgrown woods that came right up to their deck area, plus a slope that made the backyard unusable. We reinvented the space with a natural-looking pool and a firepit that connects to the lower patio and makes it easy for parents to supervise swimming children.
A new patio with a sunken hot tub.
Patrick and Jennifer’s dilapidated deck did not do their beautiful Oakwood home justice. We installed a new paver patio, complete with bullnose limestone steps and a sunken hot tub.
A Colorado landscape in Dayton.

Martin and Anita wanted to do away with rusting walls and safety issues in their backyard. We replaced the pool, installed a safety cover, and brought in elements of a Colorado landscape they love.

A historically honoring upgrade.

Mark and Kathryn had a limited courtyard for their backyard but wanted to create a space to entertain out of the rain. Careful attention was given to the design to match the history of their 1830s period home in downtown Eaton. We flipped the original summer kitchen fireplace so it could be part of the new custom pavilion attached to the house. Wood shake shingles and clay pavers were selected to match the antique, classic story found on the home’s interior.

“We’re active, outdoor people. Since we don’t have a front porch, I tell my children all the time that one of my favorite things growing up was sitting outside listening to the rain. Now we have the perfect, private spot to do that and many more activities.”


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A driveway with charm.

Flip and Jane didn’t like that their deteriorating driveway didn’t match the landscape and architecture of their house. We replaced it with a cobblestone driveway and custom fence that brought to life the essence of their home.

Warm and inviting, even as temperatures cool.
Kevin and Jennifer’s patio needed more shade and interest so they could be proud to entertain in their space. We installed a stone pool patio, a pergola, and a fireplace, so they could host even as temperatures cool down. 
A private retreat for Jim and Bette.

Living in a residential neighborhood can make privacy a challenge. Jim and Bette’s new 7-foot tall cultured stone walls give them both privacy and a sense of intimacy, while a decorative chimney pot and potted plants make their space absolutely magical.

Shade, interest, and happy hosts.
John and Tammy wanted to add style and shade to their gorgeous Centerville home. With a built-in hot tub, pavilion, fireplace, and patio, their entertaining space now has dimension and plenty of areas to escape from the heat of summer.

A room in the woods.

Dan and Angela love their home in Kettering, but they wanted a space where they could entertain large groups of guests. Now, with a spacious deck, a pool where the kids can gather, a pergola for shade, and a 6-foot firepit located in the woods, their space is the ideal gathering point for their family.
“My biggest worry was that it wouldn’t all flow together because of all the different looks. But as a whole, it doesn’t seem like it’s designed in separate pieces. It just flows so well, and we really use each space equally.” Angela
Who will most enjoy your transformation?

Let’s dream about your space.

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