Illich Residence, Montana

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The Illich residential project brought many design challenges.The existing house was on the shores of a small lake, where water rose ten feet above the official high water mark. The lower portion of the house flooded, and the decision was made to move the house to higher ground.As the Landscape Architect, I was involved not only where to move the house, but also how to re-grade the site. The new house was tucked into the hillside landscape and considerable fill replaced the previous house location.

Other site work included designing rock walls, developing terraces, reshaping the driveway into a loop, and providing ATV access paths to the barn area. The final stage was to develop a planting plan that combined native seeding, low-mow lawns and ornamental beds.