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Rustic Ranch

Chilliwack, British Columbia

A gorgeous, farm-style lot in Chilliwack underwent three different projects with Vandenberg over 14 years. Key design elements include natural stonework, water features and a putting green.

The Vision

The goals for the homeowners of this large-farm style lot in Chilliwack have always been about friends and family. Their project evolved in 3 phases spanning a total of 14 years, with the homeowner making meaningful additions each time as their children grew.

When we were first brought on board for the project, the family had young children. It was important to have the space needed to entertain everyone and give their children a reason to hang out at home rather than go out. The kids spent their summers in the expansive lawn areas playing soccer and baseball, and as the children grew into teenagers, Vandenberg was asked to build on the original design. A pool, patio, and secluded firepit were added, which gave family and friends of all ages an opportunity to come over and spend time together.

The most recent phase of the project started as a way to make the yard more maintenance-friendly. While the Dewits loved spending time outside, the family now had many more commitments which meant they had less time to work in their yard and tend to the gardens. By adding a cascading stream, a three-hole putting green, and an inviting entry patio, we were able to address their maintenance concerns and still come up with ways to get all of the Dewits outdoors and enjoying time together — 14 years later.

The Design

The design of this spacious property is rustic yet natural.

Emulating a west coast retreat, the natural stone, stream and waterfalls complement the existing pastoral landscape. It feels like a countryside resort, complete with gardens and sweeping vistas, but with all of the modern amenities — a pool, a hot tub, a putting green and a firepit.

The backyard was built for entertaining, with lots of mature trees for privacy without sacrificing any of the views. The sprawling lawn feels larger than life and is excellent for sports and games. A large boulder wall acts as an accent piece and fits the scale of the property. Low-maintenance plant choices make taking care of the gardens a breeze.

Life for these homeowners now involves dinners in the backyard, taking a dip in the pool or relaxing around the fire with friends. All of this happens without the worry of "what does the garden look like?" if they don't tend to it every day.

  • Natural Stonework

    The natural stone used throughout the entire property really shines in this project, amplifying the rustic, homestead feel.
  • Water Features

    A meandering stream and waterfalls emit the soothing sounds of rushing water. The homeowners can now sit back, close their eyes, and slip off into relaxation.
  • Putting Green

    For those times when visitors would like a little activity, the putting green is great for practicing their putt. And with an artificial turf surface, it’s easy to take care of too.
“My wife and I have worked with Vandenberg's Landscape Design several times over the past 15 years. Recently, they completed a large project at our home and we're extremely happy with the results. Matt and his team are very professional and a pleasure to work with. The final completed product speaks for itself!”
— Brad DeWit

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