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Design help needed

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by EveningIllumination, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. EveningIllumination

    EveningIllumination LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Hi All,

    I am working up a lighting design plan for this property. They have vista lighting that their gardener installed. There is one fixture on most of everything over three feet tall needless to say the owners are very unhappy with their lighting at the moment. They want to showcase their home without lighting it up like disney world. I know how and what I want to do with the landscape - what I need help with is lighting the second story and the great architectural features of the roof line. This home is in a very prestigious neighborhood and I need to get my foot in the door. I would appreciate it very much if I can get some help with this. Any photos of similar properties would be very helpful too.


    I will be posting two more threads too - one for the back and one for a planting bed they would like to see lite to showcase it's beauty. Any and all help and information is greatly appreciated!!
    Thank You.
  2. niteliters

    niteliters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    this thread answers some but not all of my questions I raised in the other thread. I seem to have read them out of order. It's great that they have lighting? How long have they been there? Did they build the home? Without knowing the client I can only offer design tips that i would like if i lived there....(The front and sides) lighting from the ground that shows off the landscape accidently touching the house with shadows that (with those Florida breezes) make the house come alive at night. Replace all existing coach lights and install some new coach lights, strategically if possible (large, dark sky or on dimmer, mediterranean feel, controlled on same timer as landscape lighting or on seperate timer). That's what I'm feeling from these pictures. Of course, if we have a young, jet setting, hip couple with no kids throwing wild parties every weekend....that design might not work :)

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