The new design create a sense of place with harmonized visual elements such as focal points, garden destinations, elements of surprises and natural planting.

A fabulous project for exceptionally fabulous clients! For Modern Landscape Designers having a special connection with the client is a must for a success story.

In this case the approach did required a major landscape transformation. We wanted to improve the first impression when driving-in to the entrance.  One of the challenge was how to make a small front door of this huge cottage look bigger, more inviting for the first time guest and overall deliver more panache.
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The solution was to use Techo-Bloc fabulous hardscape products. The design elements suggest a feeling of relaxed luxury while honouring the beautiful architecture of this unique home! Our minimalist concept harmonized lake-side nature and arts and of course we managed to increase the  property value & curd appeal at the same time! Techo-Bloc is not only about beauty. They understand technology, functionality, durability and aesthetics (shapes, textures and colours) . This product is engineered to endure the harshest Canadian weather and we know what it means in the Kawartha Lakes Region!

How to improve the main entrance Wow Factor?

  1. Create a comfortable and spacious entrance that will set the stage for pleasant gatherings
  2. Increase the practicality of the site without compromising its beauty.
  3. Maximizing the views on arrival.

This fabulous Sturgeon Lake project is under construction. Here are a few pictures that include the conceptual look and feel as well as the Hampton style cottage before and after the hardscape renovations. Planting to be completed in 2019.

After (in progress)


Increasing spaciousness of the driveway & main entrance, creating artistic gardens with sculptures and contemporary planting as well as eliminating eye sores and improving the grade were all part of our landscape design mission.




Rough-in for fireplace fearture.

 The project is under construction, so more pictures later.  

The designer for this project was Julie Moore-Cantieni, B.A.. She is the founder and visionary of Modern Landscape Designers. Julie have received The Tony Di Giovanni Award Judges Choice Garden of the Year 2018 and The S.G. Ulbright Award Outstanding Medium Size Garden 2018 with the spectacular Midnight in Paris sponsored by Techo-Bloc. ! In addition her Stingray Show Garden has won the Award of Outstanding Use of Innovative Elements in a Garden 2016 at Canada Blooms this year! You deserve the best so talk to us and book your professional landscape consultation Today!

If you want a beautify and low maintenance landscape just try to mimic nature. Contact us because we know how!

Julie Moore-Cantieni

Julie Moore-Cantieni

Partner, Conceptual Artist and Lead Landscape Designer