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Author: Matt Olson

Matt Olson is a freelancer for NALP.

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Landscapes of the Month: Blending the Interior with the Exterior

Many clients wish to have their home’s interior and exterior style match, and this contemporary house is a prime example. Named for its extensive glass doors, ‘A Glass Act’ has the modern style the owners want in their dream home. This project began as the family was renovating the home’s interior. However, they also wanted […]

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Photo: Balanced Environments, Inc.

Landscapes of the Month: Keeping River Point Camera-Ready

The West loop of Chicago is a hub of activity with numerous office buildings surrounding the Chicago River. One of these properties is River Point, a beautifully designed building created in 2016. This highly manicured property has a gorgeous view of the Chicago River and the skyscrapers that cover downtown Chicago. Each day, between 1,500-4,000 […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Managing a Manicured HOA

About 20 miles outside Chicago is a luxury townhome community that sits next to a championship golf course. Like many golf course communities, Tower Crossing has a beautiful landscape that retains a cohesive look, tying the residences together. Since 2019, Moore Landscapes, LLC has worked with the HOA to maintain these high-quality properties. Their impressive […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Crafting a Ranch for Retirees

Soil is a crucial part of any landscape, and this home near Dallas is no exception. The owners of the newly constructed Westlake Ranch desired a unique landscape they could enjoy during retirement, so they called Neil Bales, president and CEO of LandPatterns Inc., and his team to install the new landscape and provide future […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Adding Value to a Barren Landscape

Nestled in the suburbs of Chicago is a picturesque French home that was purchased by the current owners in 2016. Until recently, this house had a barren landscape that provided little value for the family. After buying the home, the owners began extensive renovations that changed the home’s look. They also wanted to enhance the […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Revamping a Historic Green Roof

For many years, the residents of this historic apartment complex have enjoyed access to a green roof that is situated above an underground parking structure in the heart of Baltimore. As the years passed, the site’s foundation began to crumble and needed to be repaired, which meant the old green roof would need replacing. The […]

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