E. Streetsboro Street
Built in the 1960s, this outdated residence became the dream home for California residents relocating to Northeast Ohio. A master plan was implemented to include a complete renovation of the lot, including tree removal, drainage installation, and a New England-like expansive multi-tiered patio, with features like a pondless water feature, a built-in fire-pit, landscape lighting, and several new planting beds. She, an avid gardener, and he, a quiet entrepreneur, wanted a restful retreat to return to after long business trips. The lot is located in a notoriously wet area, which made water management paramount after removing several dead or dying trees. With the property not being properly maintained in over 50 years, overgrown plantings, tree stumps, dead trees, sinkholes, and poor subsoils only exacerbated our efforts in the renovation. The integration of various fixtures adds ambiance to this private residence. A master plan was developed with the main focus on adding grace and elegance to the newly renovated home. Extensive 12-volt lighting fixtures, including path and step lights to ensure illumination of trafficked areas, underwater lighting to draw attention to the soothing water feature, and lanterns integrated into the fieldstone columns, all create a warm yellow glow during both relaxing summer evenings or late night social events.
Architecture: Payne and Payne
General Contractor: Payne and Payne