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Sweeping Views

Fort Langley, British Columbia

This family had a vision for a place to host family and friends, with spots to cool off during the day, enjoy a soak in the hot tub during sunset or cozy up by the fire at night.

The Vision

This previous client had found a beautiful piece of land in Fort Langley overlooking the Fraser River. They're incredibly warm, welcoming people who entertain often and love having a spot where the family can gather.

They envisioned everyone getting together at their place, enjoying barbecues, lounging on the patio and playing games in the pool! They planned to build their dream home on their new property and contacted Vandenberg to design and build a complete outdoor transformation.

The Design

The outdoors portion of this exceptional new home feels wide open, a feeling amplified by the seemingly never-ending horizon. There was ample space to play with when designing the landscape.

As we collaborated with the homeowners and learned what they were looking for, the idea for the bar seating along the pool was born. The expansive patio was the perfect spot for large gatherings, with plenty of extra seating and spots to socialize.

Building on the steep slope in the backyard presented a major geotechnical engineering challenge. Because there were large setbacks from the riverbank, the desired location of the pool had to change, as well as all the hardscaping that surrounded it. These setbacks forced the patio, pool and hot tub onto an uneven section of the yard. But, with this challenge came an opportunity to think outside the box — together, we decided on a solution that made the grade change a unique feature of the property rather than a problem.

With the project complete, the homeowners can cool off during the day, enjoy a soak in the hot tub during sunset, and cozy up by the fire at night. They even invited the Vandenberg team over for a barbecue as a thank-you for our hard work. A beautiful testament to the kind of warm, welcoming people these clients are… and how enjoyable it was to work for them.

  • Poolside Bar Seating

    Enjoy a refreshing drink beside a refreshing spot! A 10-seat bar beside the pool is perfect for those larger family gatherings.
  • Secluded & Intimate Firepit

    Towards the back of the property, in the far corner, is a private firepit. This peaceful spot beside the river and gardens sits under a towering evergreen, creating an intimate feel.
  • Extensive Concrete Paver Patio

    A spacious patio built with large concrete pavers surrounds the pool and hot tub. Lush gardens are artfully placed throughout, making this landscape feel like a luxurious resort.
“This is the second time we have used Vandenberg for our landscaping. Our initial project was fairly straightforward, standard landscaping. We moved to a home in Fort Langley and had extensive landscaping design and construction to be done. Matt and his crews were professional from the first design to the last tree placed. I would say, whether big or small, the Vandenberg team is capable of completing a project to your satisfaction.”
— Aulenback Family

Ready for a change of scenery?

Request a consultation with Vandenberg today. Call 604-866-3023, email office@vandenberglandscapes.com, or tell us about your vision using the form below.