Message From Stoney
Ellen had one request when we talked about a landscape design for our new home. Since we built our lot up considerably, she did not want our house to look like it was built on an “ant hill.” We both wanted a more modern design and something that would tie into the elevations of our house.
I called Brad Irving with Jay’s Landscape. He came out, walked our lot with us, and talked through some ideas. Then, he went to the drawing board and designed a landscape plan unique to our house.
As our plan began to take shape, I added a fire pit. And, to balance out the design, we added a water feature. Ellen and I also thought it would be cool to have space for a garden. We just planted rows of okra, cucumbers, squash, and cucuzza (an Italian squash) a couple of weekends ago.
To combat the look of the house sitting on an ant hill, Brad drew in a concrete retaining wall that has fig ivy planted at the base and will grow to cover a lot of the concrete one day. From the elevated retaining wall, there are steps interspersed with sod down to the pond. The end result was better than we could have hoped for!
Anderson Homes takes pride in taking a client’s vision from concept to completion. A great landscape design can make the architectural design features of a custom home pop. Whether its through plantings or lighting, or a more elaborate design that includes hardscape, an investment in your home’s landscaping is never a bad decision.
Community Impact: Donation
The 43rd Annual Golden Triangle CCA Banquet is May 25th. Local CCA chapters and the state of Texas board work together on programs and projects that include scientific studies, scholarship funding, hatcheries, artificial reefs, hydrology studies, contaminate studies, freshwater inflows, and support of local enforcement agencies. Join Anderson Homes Thursday, May 25th at the Beaumont Civic Center to support our local CCA chapter. There will be delicious food, both a live and silent auction, and a raffle. Doors open at 6:00. Be sure to stop by our table and say hi!
Anderson Homes is proud to have our very own princess in the 75th Neches River Festival. Adam’s daughter, Kaitlyn Farnie, is participating in this year’s festival. Her sponsor is the Beaumont Heritage Society. Kaitlyn is a senior at Hardin Jefferson High School. She will be attending Blinn in College Station and hopes to transfer to Texas A&M after a year or two.
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