• Project of the Decade

  • Project of the Decade!

    Click here to see the “Project of the Decade” video!

    Announcing The Wagner Family as Project and Customer of the Decade

    From a drab sea of blue stone and under used space to 7 fabulously designed outdoor living spaces, our team transformed this Northside home’s backyard living area in four short months to an luxurious space perfect for family gatherings, entertaining and everyday living.

    Project Wagner Before

    Before Surrounding by Natureworks+

    Homeowners, Steve & Courtenay Wagner, knew they wanted to upgrade their backyard to maximize the outdoor living area and utilize the space year around. They felt they had a great canvas to work with but weren’t sure how to bring their vision to life on that canvas. They interviewed multiple luxury landscape design and installation companies before selecting Surroundings by NatureWorks+. “We loved how owner Randy Sorrell and registered landscape architect Eric Beard took the time to get to know our family and how we planned to use the space. They made us feel comfortable and at ease with the whole process from planning and design to installation and the finished project,” said Steve Wagner.

    The job had potential to be a phased project, but the Wagners elected to knock it all out at once in order to be able to utilize their new luxury outdoor space as soon as possible for family events and entertaining. The project included rehab to their blue stone patio, along with a considerable expansion, a stamped concrete “rug” insert to echo the ribbon around the pool, lanais loaded with amenities, and a brick aWagner Project Rehab to Blue Stone Patio and Raised Plantersnd mortar formal fireplace. Also adding interest were several pergolas, formal limestone and mortar walls with raised planters, a rescued and repurposed aggregate walk highlighted with blue stone, and a deck landing for transition to the lower woods in the rear of the home. Final touches included landscape lighting, drip irrigation and low maintenance “triple threat” landscaping that included plants with four-season interest and tons of color.

    The SurrounWagner Project Reclaimed Aggregatedings team has been involved in smaller projects, larger projects, more complex and maybe even more elaborate, but the Wagner’s project especially resonated with us. It speaks of elegance and forward design while paying homage to the history of the Wagner’s traditional neighborhood. Our team of luxury outdoor living installation craftsmen were simply thrilled to be involved, as were we.

    “The new outdoor living spaces allow for areas where we can bring the whole family together. Most often our gatherings will start in the kitchen but make their way out to the various living spaces in our backyard, from the sitting areas to the pool to the fireplace and bar. As a host, I love it. I can easily move from area to area and visit with everyone, while they are enjoying themselves. Everyone just loves the space, from our party guests to the kids and their friends,” said Courtenay Wagner.

    The Wagner’s backyard has become a natural gathering space and an extension of their family room, even in winter. They’ve hosted Thanksgivings and even deep fried a turkey in the backyard. Steve commented on enjoying Colts games by the fireplace well into January last year as well. Another bonus for thWagner Project New Fireplace Featuree family is that their backyard has become a go-to destination for their four children, ranging from college age to middle school, and their friends. It’s a perfect gathering space for the kids, and Steve and Courtenay love having them around.

    Our team was pleased to be able to do this project turnkey for the Wagner family. From the various design reiterations, to overcoming a few project challenges to the final backyard masterpiece, it was a pleasure bringing to life their vision for a family-friendly luxury backyard retreat

    With over 20 years in industry, we’re passionate about our profession and pleased to celebrate the Wagner family as not only the Project of the Decade, but Customer2015-07-13 09.27.13 of the Decade as well! Their sophisticated project yielded multiple living spaces that each fit perfectly with the home’s lush surrounding nature, including a canopy of mature trees and a lower trail with a winding creek and meadow. Before Mother Nature was winning the battle in the Wagner’s backyard. Now they have an oasis of relaxing family living and entertaining areas. Congrats Wagner family, and cheers to staying home (being moved) and enjoying your gorgeous outdoor living space for years to come.

    In continued celebration of our valued clients and staying home and being moved, we are launching a fun on-going social campaign where customers can share pictSurroundings by Natureworks Flat Randy and Ericures from their gorgeous and relaxing luxury outdoor living spaces featuring our super cool flat Randy and Eric characters. Monthly a winner will be chosen from client submissions for a Surroundings prize pack.

    Click here to download your Flat Randy and Flat Eric  for backyard fun. All you need to do is print in color, cut the flat Randy and Eric characters out, mount on sticks and include them in your luxury outdoor fun and share your luxury outdoor living pictures on our Facebook page for a chance at a Surroundings prize pack.