It’s Officially Summer!

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July is when all our favorite summer entertainment opens: Tanglewood Jacob’s Pillow Berkshire Theatre Festival Barrington Stage Mahaiwe Theater Williamstown Theater Festival Time to schedule dates with your friends and family and take a picnic to Tanglewood and enjoy one of the most beautiful public campuses around. My favorite places at Tanglewood include (we always use the Lion’s Gate entrance): Pre-concert picnics and sippin’ at the south lawn, which has a special view of Stockbridge Bowl and the Berkshire Mountains. Great play lawn for kids also. Don’t miss the Hemlock maze off the south lawn. The great lawn to listen […]

BEFORE & AFTER HOME LANDSCAPES PRESENTATION

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]