Ramsey, N.J. (PRWEB) March 5, 2008
These days a lavish landscape requires more than just shrubs, flowers and grass. New Jersey homeowners want not only the lush greenery that is so aesthetically appealing, but also the functional, yet luxurious hardscape that allows them to extend their living area well beyond the walls of their home.
A local New Jersey landscape design company has been meeting these high expectations from high-end homeowners for years. Though one recent project stands out for its distinctive marriage of form and function. The client, a Saddle River homeowner, sought an outdoor kitchen with a bar and dining room that complemented the elegant brick exterior of the house. Cipriano Landscape Design's own Bill Moore, a New Jersey Certified Landscape Architect, devised an entertaining area--complete with stainless steel appliances--that went beyond simply coordinating with its surroundings.
"We like to create a complete outdoor sentiment for our clients, extending the architecture of the home both in practicality and in beauty," explains Chris Cipriano, President of Cipriano Landscape Design. The outdoor living space in Saddle River includes a fully functioning kitchen and bar outfitted with a sink, honed bluestone countertops and stainless-steel Viking appliances. They are encased within a brick veneer and set upon a bluestone patio that is fringed with a matching seat wall. But what truly distinguishes this outdoor room is the custom pergola that arches overhead. Designed by Moore and fabricated by the companies skilled craftsmen, it shades the food preparation and bar areas. Combined with limestone balusters along the perimeter, the overall design evokes the regality of a European garden.
"Architecture that combines Old World features with modern function makes a bold statement in a luxury landscape," Cipriano says.
Established in 1989, Cipriano Landscape Design is a recognized industry leader in custom residential landscapes and swimming pools. After a little more than a decade in business, the company catapulted to the top of the state's luxury landscaping and pool design and construction industries when it was awarded a $2.5 million residential landscape project. Today along with the Ramsey, N.J. office, the Cipriano family also owns a 10-acre farm and nursery in Mahwah, N.J., where large caliper specimen trees and other rare plants are grown. With a design office headed by Certified Landscape Architect William Moore, the Cipriano team recently won the Northeast Pool & Spa Association's 2007 Best in Competition swimming pool award and a silver medal at Association of Pool & Spa Professional's International Awards of Excellence. Visit us at http://www.PlantNJ.com
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