UPLAND are providing full landscape architectural services from concept to construction review for the landscape to accompany two new contemporary homes overlooking the North West Arm in Halifax, NS. The design features an entrance driveway and courtyard leading to the homes and the carriage house. The courtyard features pavers, a central sculpture focal point and planting with chiseled rock formations. A gate in the wall between the two homes will open to stunning views across the water of the North West Arm and lead to the rear outdoor living terraces, swimming pool and park-like gardens. The design features a broad material palette with contemporary concrete pavers, hardwood decking, local natural stone and steel. The planting design has been selected to have year-round interest. Each house will have its own landscape character influenced by its setting on the property be it close to the water or under the trees. Phase 1 of the project, a woodland planting screening bed, was installed Fall 2017.