Luxurious Outdoor Living Spaces & Landscape Design

Luxurious outdoor living space design/build in Minnetrista MN

We Design & Build Luxury Outdoor Living Spaces In Minnetrista
Visually stunning and luxurious outdoor living spaces and landscapes

Have you ever gazed out at your backyard in Minnetrista, MN, and imagined its true potential? At Rare Landscapes Inc., we harness the magic of Minnetrista, transforming spaces into dreamy retreats that resonate with local charm. Our deep-rooted understanding of Minnetrista's distinct terrain, flora, and aesthetic sets us apart, whether you're dreaming of a majestic outdoor living space or a simple, maintenance-free backyard retreat.

Beyond the private havens of Minnetrista homes, our expertise extends to commercial properties. From the tailored aesthetics of HOA communities to the elegant grounds of condo associations, our team promises landscape designs that leave lasting impressions.

So, what's your Minnetrista landscaping vision entail?

  • A sprawling patio overlooking a serene Minnesota lake?
  • A burst of vibrant colors in your garden?
  • A minimalist landscape that requires little upkeep?
  • Guidance on the perfect local native plants for your space?
  • A grand driveway or an inviting front entryway?
  • Or a solution for sloped terrain with expertly designed retaining walls and erosion control?

Rare Landscapes Inc. proudly serves Minnestrista, MN, a place where the serene beauty of nature meets the allure of upscale living. From the picturesque shores of Halstead Bay and Jennings Cove to the elite communities of Saunders Lake and Trillium Bay, our reputation as a luxury outdoor living designer precedes us. As Minnestrista's premier choice for landscape design and construction, we are committed to elevating outdoor spaces to functional works of art. Each project we undertake is a testament to our dedication, seamlessly blending landscape installation with the natural beauty of the area. Imagine your property transformed into a breathtaking oasis, a place where memories are forged, and nature's tapestry unfolds right at your doorstep. With Rare Landscapes Inc., your dream landscape is not just a possibility—it's a promise.

william gabby
william gabby
November 28, 2023

We had a great experience working with Bill and his team. Very professional work and the results were outstanding. Added a top level rock wall, modified existing steps to make safer and added more interesting curve and additional level, and replaced old stone walk way with nicely color contrasting pavers. We are very pleased with their work.

Joey Reilly
Joey Reilly
October 2, 2023

We had a dead lawn after we bought the place in winter. Bill came in with his crew, removed the lawn, took out the tree blocking the front of our wonderful home and installed class 5 to store our truck and boat. Fantastic work. I won't go anywhere else for my landscaping needs. On time, responsive, great quality work, great price, nice and professional crew. Got it done in a couple days and it looks great! Could not ask for anything more!

Dane Bogaard
Dane Bogaard
September 15, 2023

Rare Landscaping turned our backyard into what it was always meant to be - a beautiful patio where we can sit outside and enjoy the beauty of Minnesota. High quality workmanship and a beautiful design that fit perfectly with what we needed for our walkout basement under the deck. We are extremely happy with the finished product - it turned out just like the design that Bill showed us.

Heather Jane Yahna
Heather Jane Yahna
November 8, 2021

We had Bill landscape multiple areas at our home. He did a great job. It was a big project with multiple changes on our part. We looked forward to working with him again on other projects.

Paul Rashleger
Paul Rashleger
October 29, 2021

Rare Landscapes provided me with a very professional job. The company is highly detailed and the job was finished in a timely matter. The 3d design presented to me gave me much insight as to what was going to happen before they started. I highly recommend Bill.

ryan mason
ryan mason
July 22, 2021

My wife spent hours reaching out to landscape companies, with Bill from Rare Landscapes being the only person to respond in a timely manner. Once we met with him, we knew he was our guy! We had a complex job that required a lot of coordination and Bill was able to handle it all. I was most impressed with how he turned these huge boulders into a beautiful patio! I gave him the name of "Boulder Ninja". Highly recommend!

Our Minnetrista Landscape Design Process

1. Initial Inquiry

Reach out to us and share your vision for your property.  Is it a beautiful front yard to improve your curb appeal, or do you want a beautiful outdoor living space in your backyard? We'll set up a time to discuss your landscaping desires and needs, and get your basic questions answered.

2. On-Site Consultation

We meet at your property to understand the space you'd like landscaped, its potential, and your aspirations.

  • Our Discussion Points:
    • Vision & goals for the space.
    • Styles or themes you admire.
    • Expected functionality of the area.
    • Any challenges specific to your property.

3. Budget Clarity

We believe in transparency with our clients. We will discuss your budget early on so we can tailor our designs and materials to align with your financial comfort zone.  We do not want to give you unrealistic expectations or show you landscaping improvements that are out of your budget range.

  • Key Considerations:
    • Prioritizing elements.
    • Potential for phased implementation.

4. Crafting The Design

We bring your vision to life utilizing state-of-the-art landscape design software.  With the 3D imagery we're able to provide we can show you exactly what your new landscape is going to look like.   We are able to change various materials, colors, styles, and more.  We eliminate the mystery of "what's it going to look like" entirely.

  • Incorporating:
    • Preferred materials.
    • Hardscape and softscape elements.
    • Plant choices based on aesthetic, suitability, and maintenance considerations.

5. Review & Feedback Loop

Your feedback is invaluable. We will review the initial designs with you, and together, we'll refine the layout and materials until your landscape design is exactly how you've envisioned it.

6. Implementation

Watch your landscape dreams come to life! Our team ensures precision and care every step of the way.  The construction phase for your particular project will be completed to the highest of standards and within our scheduled time frames.

7. Final Walkthrough

Together, we'll review your completed landscape or outdoor living space, ensuring every detail aligns with your expectations.

8. Aftercare Guidance

We want your landscape to thrive and we are happy to offer tips on maintenance and care, ensuring the lasting healthy and beauty of your landscape.

9. Continuous Support

Our relationship doesn’t end once the project is complete. Please reach out anytime with questions or for further enhancements you'd like to complete.

How Much Does High-End Landscape Design Cost?

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Our design services are next level.  If you want a luxurious, beautiful, landscape for your Minnetrista property it's going to take careful thought, creativity, and planning.  Our designs are masterfully put together by the best of the best.

Small Landscape Design Cost

Smaller Spaces

$1500 - $3000

This would be for a smaller front or backyard with a few hardscape elements such as a patio and pathway and some surrounding garden beds designed.

Construction Cost $20k-$50k+

Medium Sized Landscape Design

Medium Spaces

$3000 - $6000

This would be for a medium sized front or backyard along with an outdoor living space, garden beds, seating areas, and a few other minor hardscape or landscape elements.

Construction Cost $50k-$150k+

Large Landscape Design Cost

Large Spaces

$6,000 - $10,000+

This would be for a larger project including an entire backyard, outdoor living space, retaining walls, garden beds, and more.  This is landscape design for a very high-end, luxury home.

Construction Cost $150k-$500k+

Landscape Designs Can Include

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The sky is the limit when it comes to landscape design for your outdoor living space.  We can incorporate any or all of the following elements into your new landscape design.

Paver Patios: Crafted from interlocking pavers, these patios provide a durable and versatile foundation. They can be customized in terms of shape, color, and pattern, effortlessly accommodating any design aesthetic.

Composite Decks: These offer the beauty of wood without the maintenance. Resistant to rot, warp, and pests, composite decks guarantee longevity while ensuring a polished appearance.  Excellent for elevated areas overlooking your landscape or backyard patio.

Lighting: Strategically placed lighting can dramatically enhance the ambiance. Be it soft pathway lights, accent lights highlighting a garden bed, or pendant lights suspended from a pergola, the right lighting sets the mood.

Firepits and Fireplaces: A centerpiece in many luxury outdoor spaces, they not only offer warmth but also create a cozy atmosphere, making evening gatherings even more special.

In-ground Pools & Hot Tubs: These are the pinnacle of luxury. Edged with elegant tiles or natural stones, they can be equipped with waterfalls, infinity edges, or even submerged seating.  A hot tub can be located right beside your pool or in close proximity for spa-like relaxation throughout the year.

Outdoor Bars and Cooking Areas: From built-in grills to fully equipped kitchens, these areas make al fresco dining a gourmet experience. Paired with an outdoor bar, it's an outdoor entertainer's dream.

Gazebos, Pergolas, and Pavilions: These structures provide shade and shelter. Whether it's a classic gazebo overlooking a pond, a pergola adorned with climbers, or a grand pavilion for hosting events, they add architectural depth.

Water Features: The gentle sound of flowing water can transform any outdoor space into a tranquil retreat. From cascading fountains with ornate sculptures at their heart to bubbling bird baths that attract local wildlife, water features are as much about auditory experience as they are about visual appeal.

Pondless Waterfalls: Ideal for spaces where a traditional pond might not be feasible or desired, pondless waterfalls offer the soothing sound of cascading water that disappears into a hidden reservoir. They are low-maintenance, safe for children, and can be tailored to fit any landscape design.

Custom Stairs: Whether it's a grand staircase leading to your front door or a meandering set of steps through your garden, custom stairs can be designed to complement the surrounding environment. Materials can range from natural stone to wood, and designs can incorporate landings, railings, or integrated planters.

Driveways: More than just a functional space for vehicles, driveways can be an integral part of the landscape design. Using materials like stamped concrete, pavers, or cobblestone, driveways can be transformed into elegant pathways that enhance the home's curb appeal.

Front Entryways: The first impression of a home starts at the front entryway. Envision grand archways, ornate gates, or even a simple pergola adorned with climbers. Pair this with strategic plantings, lighting, and perhaps a water feature, and the entrance becomes a statement in itself.

Pool Area Landscaping: A pool's surroundings are as crucial as the pool itself. Lush plantings can provide privacy, while patios offer sunbathing spots. Consider adding tropical plants for a resort feel or ornamental grasses for a modern touch. Incorporate features like outdoor showers, cabanas, or shaded seating areas to elevate the poolside experience.

These prices are only ball park figures to give you a rough idea as to what you should expect for the cost of a high-end, true-to-life 3D rendered landscape design.  Your particular landscape design project may vary depending on the site, the specific materials chosen, and the overall scope of work.  If you need a firm price please request a consultation so we can view your potential project, listen to your ideas, and determine the actual scope of work required to complete your design.  After our on-site consultation we'll be able to provide you with a firm estimate to design your new landscape the right way.

Check Out The Landscapes We've Designed

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We've designed and built some beautiful, luxury landscapes in Minnetrista Minnesota.

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Minnestrista, Minnesota, is a hidden gem nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of Hennepin County. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, this city is dotted with numerous lakes, offering residents and visitors alike a refreshing retreat. Lake Minnetonka, one of the largest lakes in Minnesota, skirts the city's borders, providing an array of recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, and lakeside picnics. Minnestrista is also home to the Gale Woods Farm, a unique park where visitors can connect with the agricultural heritage of the region, participate in educational programs, and even purchase freshly produced farm goods.

For those looking to immerse themselves in the local culture, Minnetrista hosts a range of annual events and festivals that bring the community together. The Apple Day Festival celebrates the bounties of the harvest season, with apple picking, hayrides, and crafts for families to enjoy. Moreover, the city's proximity to the Big Island Nature Park serves as an added attraction, offering hiking trails, bird watching, and serene picnic spots. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff, or someone simply seeking a peaceful abode, Minnetrista promises a harmonious blend of nature and community spirit.