Our client sought to create an inspiring landscape that would include a pond and waterfall at the entrance to the home where he and his wife, their guests, and their grandchildren could stroll, sit, and enjoy the outdoors. The client wished to extend the contemporary architecture of the home into the landscape while maintaining a cohesive relationship with the natural landscape beyond.
At over 12' high and 120' long, the large waterfall cascades over American Corinthian granite slabs into the man-made pond below at a rate of 1500 gallons per minute. Underneath this grand feature sits the control room: a 10'x10' underground vault holding the plumbing, pumps, and mechanics that allow the waterfall to operate in three independent zones - including roaring rapids or gentle cascades that are mellow enough for the grandkids to enjoy.
2010 Detroit Home Design Awards
1st Place – Residential Landscape Water Feature