Limestone Fireplace by Lanson B. Jones & Co.

Located in West University Place, this backyard called for a low-maintenance Modern English design that offers tranquility and a safe entertainment space for children and adults. Our design approach incorporated the home’s axes and architectural elements to create an aesthetically-pleasing design that contains three “outdoor scaled rooms”—the pool and veranda, the pool and fireplace seating area, and the parterre garden. Captivated by the patterning details of the home, geometric elements were incorporated into the Landscape Design and furniture to create the perfect balance and proportion. From the four Eagleston Holly trees and Boxwood spheres to the four corners of the elaborate parterre garden and notched corners of the pool, the use of quad geometry was infused to add visual drama. The open lawn-seating area is in line with the outdoor fireplace and anchored with Eaglestone Holly trees on both sides, creating an inviting, yet intimate space. A crowned synthetic lawn adds simplicity and achieves the goal of creating an extremely low maintenance lawn which their puppy loves. Corner steps were left on the fence to allow children to climb and visit their neighbors, while the pool provides entertainment and relaxation with its arching jets. Fig ivy covers parts of the fence and the pool’s bench sits under the neighbor’s veranda, creating a grand focal point and offers dynamic views of the garden. Together, these elements cohesively reflect the architecture of the home and create the perfect balance between formal and informal design.


  • Full Master Plan
  • Artificial Turf Installation
  • Drainage + Irrigation
  • Gravel Installation
  • Steel Edging
  • Grading
  • Pool
  • Parterre Garden
  • Fireplace
  • Custom Furniture
  • Seasonal Color
  • Maintenance

Modern English Garden
Views from the fireplace seating area offer an open entertainment space with dynamic viewpoints.
Modern English Garden by Lanson B. Jones & Co.
Seasonal herbs, such as rosemary, oregano, spearmint and lavender fill the parterre garden.
Modern English Garden by Lanson B. Jones & Co.
Close up of the synthetic lawn and its details. Red and pink Gerbera Daises bordered by Dusty Miller plants accent the safe, low-maintenance play surface for children
Modern English Garden by Lanson B. Jones & Co.
Side views emphasize lines and geometric patterns that offer the perfect balance between formal and informal elements in the English garden.
Modern English Garden by Lanson B. Jones & Co.
Pool tiles were painted “Biscayne Bay Blue” and the deck jets create sparkling arcs of water to provide an exciting pool experience.
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