Celebrating 60 Years: Steininger Residence


Tuesday Feb 24th, 2015

Builders Association of Northwestern PA Awards of Excellence
Category: New Landscape Installation $50,000 - $75,000
Winner: Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors

The Steiningers built this summer home on the grounds of Chautauqua to escape the summer heat of Houston, TX. Describing their desires for summer color and a place to relax and enjoy, we developed a cottagey garden to take advantage of the sun on the front of the house. We incorporated some loose screening to the road and backyard neighbors with a little stronger screening to the driveway adjacent.

steininger before

The patio was a bit of a challenge with grade so we designed the patio to be flush with the screened porch and 2 risers down from the main house. Using a piece of barn foundation stone played off of the stone on the house. Pervious paving in the drive, walk and patio kept things green around the house and is approved by the Chautauqua Institution.

The overall affect is one that Karen and Frank can enjoy for themselves, their friends and their family!

steininger after1

steininger after2


Thank you so much for the beautiful backyard. I have been enjoying it so much! My "magical" lights still delight me and no further news from neighbors. The whole effect in the yard far exceeded my expectations. You and Mike did an outstanding job!

Thanks Again
Rose Weber

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