Exterior, Landscape and Environment.

Landscapes are an environmental expression of a lifestyle, a reflection of your personality, preferences and  sense of style.  The landscape should have some connectivity to the site, architecture and interior decorum and integrate into the “landscape at large”” or greater perspective.  Landscapes are an opportunity to create the environment conducive for your lifestyle, recreational, entertaining … More Exterior, Landscape and Environment.

Best of Houzz 2016

Alfresco Living Design Alfresco Living Design Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016 Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodelling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Alfresco Living Design of Victoria, British Columbia has won “Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodelling and design. … More Best of Houzz 2016

Best of Houzz 2015

Alfresco Living Design Alfresco Living Design Awarded Best Of Houzz 2015 Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodelling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Alfresco Living Design of Victoria, British Columbia has won “Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodelling and design. … More Best of Houzz 2015

Staging a Landscape

Exterior Staging “Prepare to List” In todays competitive market place, a return on investment and securing a sale may require planning and preparation. First impressions are important and the “curb appeal” is essential to get people into the home. Today’s life style extends beyond the residence, and outdoor spaces continue to represent a large portion … More Staging a Landscape

Solar Study

Solar Study for a Landscape Design on a residential Small Lot Subdivision. This information is a very powerful tool for decision making and substantiating the rationale to all stake holders.

Oak Lanes / The Concept

The modern architectural design by Russ Treloar provided an opportunity to envelope the residence and ground the structure to the site.  A conscious decision to compartmentalize the landscape enabled the creation of a progression of garden sections.  The address and entrances are more structured and formal, designed to emphasize and reinforce the structural geometry of … More Oak Lanes / The Concept

On the Patio

Spring will soon be upon us and many us welcome the patio season.  For those looking to extend the exterior living space,  support lifestyle  and meet objectives, there are design principles to consider.  A good design will both function efficiently and offer aesthetic value compatible with an individuals style preference. The first is order, which is … More On the Patio