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The Hot Days of August

Richmond Farm, Richmond, MA is a property we created a master plan for in 2010 for the owners. From the MPlan a number of projects have been implemented in collaboration with the owners…

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It’s Officially Summer!

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 […]

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Late Spring Headed into Summertime

Modern swimming pool with spa and architectural railing. Pool coping and terrace using Kodiak Granite. Mass plantings of mixed perennials in background by Rebecca Lamphere, Garden Designer.

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April News

Hopefully the snow and ice are gone…last March 2018 the largest snowstorm of the year occurred the last week of March and snow continued into the first week of April!
March 20, 2019 was the first day of spring and the anticipation of early spring flowers is in the air and migrating birds are returning.

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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

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Small Landscapes Before and After

Since starting our firm in 1990, we have designed and had built many different types and sizes of landscapes for our residential clients. We also design for commercial and institutional clients. While the larger projects pay the bills, so to speak, and these residential projects are typically lower in scope and budget, they are frequently challenging to get built for our clients, and the impressive difference between before and after justifies the effort. For some of these smaller projects, we complete them on a fixed fee, design-build basis. I get out there with my assistants and subcontractors and we get […]

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Scissor Steps Garden, Richmond Farm

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:

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2016-OL Ltd Designed & Built Projects Update

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 […]

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2015

2015 News from the OL Studio Dear Friends & Clients, We are celebrating our 25th year in business in 2015! We thank our clients and the community for your support since 1990. As of January 1, 2015 our design studio has moved to its new location across the hallway in the 1902 Harland B Foster cast iron building in historic downtown Great Barrington. Feel free to stop by say “Hi”! Visit our WEB page for ideas for your projects and property. We are thankful for our clients’ trust in our services and their returning to us for design, master planning […]

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2014

2014 News from the OL Studio 2014 is beginning with momentum from the end of 2013 with design projects moving forward after permit and funding approvals in late 2013. We are thankful for our clients trust in our services and their returning to us for design, master planning and construction management. Some of our projects are highlighted below: Private Residence, Great Barrington, MA We completed a master plan and Scenic Mountains Act Permit (SMAct) in 2007 for this modern Cabin on a mountain top site which was finished in 2009. Tucked into a ledge hillside, this hand crafted home is […]

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