Looking for some ideas

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mark B, May 18, 2009.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    I need some ideas on this one. The house is not symmetrical. There are some really nice large oak trees around the house along some crepe myrtles in the front yard as well. I took the pics with the Iphone, so I had to in 3 shots. This house is good bit off of the road.

    The right side

    The Front

    Left Side


    I am not real crazy about uplighting any part of this house. I have put some lights out front just to light the main part of the house up. Right now I am leaning towards uplighting the large oaks, and down lighting the driveway as much as I can. The grass is unreal as well.. So I am open to ideas.

    On a good note I just got my first 2 small lighting jobs this week. Yippie.
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,554

    well I guess it depends on what the HO wants, I like the detail on the roof (center and left) and I think the house would look good with some up lights, but if there far off the road and looking for something more subtle down downlights out of those big trees would always be nice.
    glad to hear you've landed a few
  3. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Just for some giggles I put some uplights on the center part where the door is. The brick I too narrow. The HO said looked like I streaked there house up.. LOL.
  4. emby

    emby LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 380

    Well I guess it really depends on the budget. Personally I like the idea of installing down lights in the trees to provide a safe passage to the door and up the drive way (moonlighting). I would also go for the house with the following only. Looking at the picture of the front of the house and starting on the left corner fo the main house..First bullet one foot away from foundation shooting straight up 20watt 12 degree spot, second bullet same distance between the two windows with same bulb, third bullet on the left corner by front door (left of the wall sconce) with 20watt 24 degree, same bulb and bullet on the right corner, duplicate the other two on the right side by windows and on the right corner. To add some depth it would be nice to up light those trees in behind the house. Aim the light way up so that you can see them from the front of the house. I would try to use 35 watts 60degree's on them.
    Just my 2 cents if budget was not an issue.
    I am sure some of the pros will provide some other great ideas.

  5. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Ooops I forgot to add. There is line of plants right up against the house. I would have to raise the fixture above the plants.
  6. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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