BEFORE & AFTER HOME LANDSCAPES With Craig Okerstrom-Lang, RLA, ASLA Okerstrom Lang Ltd, Landscape Architects Saturday, March 24th at 2pm @ Ward’s Garden Center 600 Main Street Great Barrington, MA 413-528-0166 www.wardsnursery.com Craig will guide you through a series of designed and built residential projects with his “before & after” images while outlining the design and construction process. His Knowledge of native plants, climate change-hardy plants and unique ornamental plantings encourages a more sustainable landscape plan for the Berkshires. See Our Gallery
We began working with our clients when they purchased what remained of an original dairy farm house and working barns in Richmond, MA in 2010. The former farmhouse was now a 2-unit apartment building and the milk house and large barn were in stable condition. We worked closely with our clients, Ken and Cathy, to create a master plan for improving the property over a 10-year period. That way, as funds allow, different projects can be built from an agreed upon plan. Features included in their plan:
OL Ltd lead firm for design of the new Museum entrance terrace and universal access solutions for this well visited Museum housing Norman Rockwell’s paintings and original Studio on their 25-acre campus. Other firms involved included Kelly, Granger, Parsons Inc, Surveyors; SK Design Inc (drainage, structural); Climate Systems (ice-snow melt system and plumbing). Services completed included recommendations for repairing or replacing the original bluestone terrace that was in poor condition. The approved design enlarged the existing bluestone terrace by 25% and provides universal access routes that blend seamlessly into the visitor experience. Other services included presentations, grading, drainage, estimates, bidding, […]
Owner, who is a Recycling Engineer & Welder from NYC, designed the concrete water wier, created and welded the Corten steel pergola, Corten steel wier outfall. He has interests in Asian design and applies his interpretations wherever possible for the property. Limestone boulders in courtyard are from the property. They were placed in a traditional Japanese “asymmetric balanced group” using a system of scalene triangles. Took one day to place these 5 stones! OL Ltd selected plant materials at local Nurseries with Owner and installed as design-build.
OL Ltd lead firm for all site and landscape projects after house was built in 2013 (Designed by Linda Gatter, RA) including master plan, site and landscape designed projects from MPlan. Master Plan work included is for the main house portion of the 80-acre property (about 5 acres). Design elements include 18’ x 75 gunite swimming pool, large pool terrace, pool fence design, grading & drainage, hot tub environment, terraced stone amphitheater, extensive underground utility relocation and new utilities including electric service upgrade from 300 amp to 600 amp. Detailed cost estimate which was used to determine which projects would […]
OL Ltd on A/E Team led by Pamela Sandler, Architect Plus, Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer. Interior Designer OL Ltd collaborated with Architect and clients for all site and landscape projects before construction began including master plan, site and landscape designed projects from master plan. We completed the Permits required from the Monterey Conservation Commission including Scenic Mountains Act and RFD for work along a BVW. Design work included siting new carriage barn, drop off lane to new mud room / screen porch, layout, grading & drainage, lighting, outdoor shower, landscape, new lower septic field converted to native meadow, work […]
OL Ltd of Built & Designed Projects Update January 2017 This is a sampling some of our built and designed projects that are not on our Web page yet or in this detail. Private Residence, Monterey, MA OL Ltd on A/E Team led by Pamela Sandler, Architect Plus, Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer. Interior Designer OL Ltd collaborated with Architect and clients for all site and landscape projects before construction began including master plan, site and landscape designed projects from master plan. We completed the Permits required from the Monterey Conservation Commission including Scenic Mountains Act and RFD for work […]
Total transformation of house backyard space per Master Plan by Okerstrom Lang Ltd. Clients wanted a large, outdoor entertainment space that connected to the existing swimming. The existing house is sited to face west with dramatic views of the distant Catskill Mountains. Our clients asked for differant outdoor spaces to be created by adding new decks to connect the hot tub and new screen porch. The landscape beds are filled with Karly Rose Dwarf Ornamental grasses to create a “swaying landscape” taking advantage of the contrast prevailing winds from the NW and Catskill Mountains. DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION TEAM The following […]