Crystal Mountain Resort's 22 homes look out onto water features as well as colorful cottage gardens. The resort’s existing water resources, including snow plow dumps and captured run-off, supply the streams and pond, and provide irrigation and supplemental snow-making when needed.
It's easy to feel as though you've stumbled into a secret garden when wandering the grounds of this mountain resort in northern Michigan. Streams, rolling lawns and cheery pops of color all create an enchanting environment.
This picturesque backyard features a natural pond and stream with a breathtaking mountain backdrop. Evergreen trees line the property, providing a lush landscape, while also creating an element of privacy.
The owners of this elegant home wanted friends and family to have a true mountain experience as guests enter the house. They loved the idea of a stream that bisected the entire yard and unified the space. The couple wanted their home to have plenty of character, while still blending effortlessly into the peaceful mountains around them.
A bonus feature of these picturesque gardens? They were designed and constructed sustainably. Water features use captured runoff and elements of the original site were repurposed throughout the landscaping.
The stream that bisects this family's front yard is as elegant and peaceful as any stream found naturally occurring. Designed to mimic a stream that might be found in the mountains around the home, small stones line the riverbed, while large stones are placed around the river to give it boundaries, but also to make it look more natural.
Window walls offer 180 degrees views of Lake Lugano in Switzerland in its surrounding mountains. Mirrored coffee tables reflect the natural light streaming through sliding glass doors. The long white couch provides ample seating for families to enjoy the incredible vista.