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Private Residence – Castle Pines Colorado

This project will never be forgotten. The site is nestled in the Castle Pines community just west of Interstate 25. The owner wanted to create a space for entertaining, but also something unique for their two boys. The problem was the serious elevation change in the backyard. How could it be done? No problem. We worked with the homeowner to design four distinct levels with different uses. The upper level is maxed out with a huge sport court with a colorful surface and a cool mini cave to store equipment. The middle level is for the adults and kids sporting a below grade trampoline with underground lighting, and an amazing shelter with a fireplace, flat screen, and top of line barbecue grill. The second level is just for kids with the perfect play structure and special lighting so they can play all night. Finally, the lower level is simple and functional. It is a large stone patio with a fire pit and another barbecue just in case you crave that cheeseburger in December. Well, if this is not enough to keep you home for the weekend we added a few special treats. Real stone walls, flagstone pathways, colorful drought tolerant plants, and a creek that starts at the upper level and cascades to the bottom, makes this a project a memorable Colorado homestead.

University Village Colorado

As team landscape architect Higher Ground Designs provided landscape architecture services for University Village Colorado located in Colorado Springs, Colorado adjacent to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

The landscape design showcases the beautiful Rocky Mountain setting, architectural accent landscaping, xeriscape retaining wall design and landscape treatment, and a unique setting for pedestrian circulation.

University Village Colorado is a different kind of shopping experience where great retail shopping, anchored by Costco, Kohl’s, and Lowe’s, is just the beginning. This is a great place to meet friends for a meal, grab a gelato, or linger over a cup of coffee. You can take advantage of free WiFi in most areas, have a picnic at the pocket park, or just soak up the sun in one of the outdoor plazas.

The Pink House at Glen Eyrie

Situated on the Glen Eyrie Castle property in Colorado Springs this unique setting is The Pink House. Higher Ground Designs designed a special outdoor space to compliment the historical character and create unforgettable experience for the guests of The Pink House. Together the new accessible entry area, pathways, dry creek bed, seating areas and colorful plant material makes this project a success.

Point of the Pines Gardens

This assisted living center is located at 330 Elkton Drive, in Colorado Springs, just off Interstate 25. Higher Ground Designs designed the landscape to provide the ideal outdoor setting for retired seniors, combining color, texture, and year-round interest. Drive by and have a look!

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