ELEVATE: A Field Guide to the Plateau - Summer 2021

of blooms throughout the year. The area surrounding the home and guest house was VWURQJO\LQÀXHQFHG by an English cottage garden theme, blended with local mountain style. The client worked closely with Scotlyn’s Yard Landscaping and Smathers Excavating to create a series of ponds and waterfalls meandering through the property and integrating these features seamlessly with the home.

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I collaborated with XStream Ponds and Grandy Mountain Farm and Landscapes on a unique project in Mountaintop Golf Club in Cashiers,

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