With the arrival of spring, our thoughts have turned to some exciting projects planned for the upcoming season. First off is a 2-acre Hamptons property that we’re designing in collaboration with OMAS (a full-service architectural firm based in New York and Toronto). The yard will include an orchard, grand terrace, sculpted hedges and mass plantings – all strategically placed to complement the structural renovations by OMAS. In the Forest Hill district of Toronto, we’re designing a backyard complete with a tiered deck and Corten steel walls (which provide a visual counterpoint to the existing home). Markham is the site of another assignment that recalls the distinct beauty of the Muskoka region. Plans for the large backyard include a raised patio, a sunken patio, a secluded firepit area and enhancements to the existing pool patio. For updates on these and other great projects, keep visiting our News section at joelloblaw.com.