ZDA worked to enhance the historic character of a 1900’s four-square farmhouse in rural Wisconsin. Our clients were avid gardeners who expressed interest in a sanctuary space. Recognizing this need, ZDA blending views from the greater landscape with the client’s perennial gardens to imbue the space with a restorative quality.

The primary and secondary entry were redesigned to minimize physical effort. Railing and step details align with the farmhouse vernacular whilst providing access to gardens, outdoor living space, and guests. Reclaimed barn stone walls and boulders were hand laid into the landscape to provide definition and repurpose culturally valuable materials.


“We were impressed with ZDA’s attention to detail and their availability to be on site during construction. They presented a dynamic plan with a layout and timeframe that allowed us to phase and prioritize the project. When I became exhausted with this and other remodeling projects, I appreciated the gentle nudge and encouragement to see the project through.”


Site Evaluation and Anaylsis
Master Planning & Budgeting
Garden Design
Landscape Design
Construction Documents
Contractor Selection
Construction Coordination