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BEFORE & AFTER HOME LANDSCAPES PRESENTATION

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

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA New Museum Terrace & Universal Access

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, […]

“Berkshire Asian” Private Residence Great Barrington, MA

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.

Family Compound, Claverack, NY

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 […]

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 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 […]

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Catskill View, Home Backyard & Pool

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 pool. They saw Bonnie & Clydes Pools and Spas and wanted something similar but still wanted a big enough space to entertain a lot of guests at once. If they wanted a large entertainment space, they could’ve had the option to take the swimming pool out and use the area to expand on. However, they were adamant about keeping the pool despite the maintenance and cleaning of one that is essential to its upkeep. […]

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Columbia county pool firepit lawns views

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Alford Pool & Credits part 2

The following local companies and individuals were involved with the Alford Road Design and Site & Landscape Construction in 2003-05.  Most continue to work on property. Pool House Design, Bid Services, Construction Management,On-going design & maintenance Site Excavation, Grading & Drainage Scott McKenzie Excavation Roger Tryon Excavation & Landscaping Pool Contractor & Pool Terrace Construction & Pool Maintenance Aqua Pool & Patio Inc, Greg Pruitt, Project Manager Pool Electrician:  Priority Electric Pool Fence All American Fence Company

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Alford Home & Landscape Credits

The following local companies and individuals were involved with the Alford Road Design and Site & Landscape Construction in 2003-05. Most continue to work on property. Master Plan, Detailed Design, Outdoor Illumination, Bid Services, Construction Management,On-going design & maintenance, etc Okerstrom Lang Ltd, Landscape Architects

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Richmond Farm Design & Construction

The following local companies and individuals were involved with the Richmond Farm Design & Construction: Farm House Renovation Architectural Design:  Green River Design, David Potter General Contractor:  Wellencamp Enterprises, Gregg Wellencamp Master Planning, Design, Construction Services:  Okerstrom Lang Ltd., Landscape Architects Phase I:  Excavation, Grading:  Chris Martin Landscape Installation:  Okerstrom Lang Ltd Phase II Pool House & Pool Architectural Design:  Green River Design, David Potter General Contractor:  Wellencamp Enterprises, Gregg Wellencamp Master Planning, Design, Construction Services:  Okerstrom Lang Ltd, Landscape Architects Excavation, Grading:  Chris Martin Swimming Pool Design & Construction:  Aqua Pool & Patio, Inc, Greg Pruitt Pool Fence:  All […]

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Scissor Steps

Scissor Steps Split cut Pennsylvania Blue Stone Goshen Stone Pathway to Swimming Pool Seedems,Creeping Thymes Hillside Garden Pool Terrace Views to Old Barn

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The Norman Rockwell Museum project

The Norman Rockwell Museum project was finished the week of June 12th with final tasks completed including: Final subbase for the HC access route Walkway asphalt subbase installation Final walkway asphalt surfaces installation Museum exterior minor repairs and painting Sodding most disturbed areas Reset directional signage All construction by Broadwell Construction LLC, Patrick Keating, Project Manager with their subcontractors: Adams Trucking Paving subbase, final grading, sod installation Comalli Electric W.E. Williams Paving Inc Bill Williams, Owner NRM site crew – Mark Carey and Ed Ziarnik, assisted with the sod installation and its watering.

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Columbia County Swimming Pool

Our firm recently completed a master plan for our clients property in Columbia County which planned out a series of site and landscape projects surrounding their new contemporary home on an very open site. Features include: Swimming Pool for an active family, 18′ x 75′ with many built in features including: Large sun shelf (raised platform in the shallow end 12″ below water level; ideal for sitting in lounge chairs; 75′ lap lane 50′ long bench seat facing south Key operated cover Concrete pool terrace to match concrete skirt around house, screen porch and first floor concrete. Steep cut in […]

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Norman Rockwell Museum Pavers Installed

Design: Okerstrom Lang Landscape Architects LTD. Pavers installed by Mancini Pool Decks Inc. Granite fabricated by Williams Stone, Blandford, MA. Custom ashlar stone pattern we call “The Rockwell Pattern”  which uses larger sizes of stone pavers with intricate “keys” within the pattern. The granite is named “Chester Granite” a local-native stone quarried here in the Berkshires.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Main Entrance Improvement Project

Client: Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA Designer: Okerstrom Lang Ltd Landscape Architects Engineer: SK Design Group Inc General Contractor: Broadwell Construction Inc

Master Plan for New Modern Second Home

Master Plan for new modern second home on 80 acres in Columbia County, NY for a family of 5 with many friends… Focus was on the immediate house and how to insert a large-family pool near the house with a southern exposure. Extensive grading required to create a level landing for the pool and a 60′ x 120′ play lawn next to the pool.  A 12′ cut in grade was required.  Excess material was used on site to create a new upper sports field and soften the slope of the septic field. Complicated underground utilities.  Had to relocate ALL existing […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Entrance

This is our design for the new main entrance to the Norman Rockwell Museum. The main entrance is about 25 years old, which faces north has seen some fierce winters. As a result it has deteriorated rapidly due mostly to extensive salt damage. We were commissioned to design this new terrace since our firm designed and installed a similar terrace at The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. That terrace system has been operating for 16 years.

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