Home & Garden
Every great community is comprised of neighborhoods and homes with history, context, and character. We believe that your home and landscape should be beautiful, functional, and an expression of your identity - it should facilitate your lifestyle and provide a place of respite and refuge. The front yard of a home has the potential to foster neighborhood pride and facilitate a strong sense of community. At Io we understand how to strike the perfect balance between personal and communal identity.
We work with homeowners who want their yards to express their personal identity and facilitate their lifestyle, while also being ecologically friendly and water-wise.
We identify, document, and preserve historic landscapes to design for homes and districts where the integrity of original historic landscapes are often lost.
Xeriscapes are water-wise landscapes that require little maintenance or irrigation. We design for native resilience, natural beauty, and lifestyle compatibility.
We plan and design carriage homes that complement your historic home, optimize the site, and meet municipal zoning and historic landmarks requirements.
Curb appeal is the essential first impression of your home that conveys your personality and style. Having great curb appeal increases not only the value of your home.
What our clients are saying...
It was such a great pleasure working with Shalae and Io LandArch on not only one, but two EM:HE builds! She was able to listen, and hear, our needs as the client, quickly turn around a clear, cohesive plan, and execute that plan and vision during the install of the landscape. The final landscaping product truly complimented the architecture of the house and successfully blended traditional garden motifs with contemporary styling and modern amenities.
Io worked with me over the course of a winter to develop the ideas I had for my yard and the vision I had for living in it. They added artistic and historical elements that are appropriate for the style and time period of my house. I appreciated their monitoring of the installation process so that the end product was as successful as the exciting plans suggested it would be. I am really happy with the results.
I wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you to you and your team. Our yard is exploding with plant growth, all the grasses and sages are so happy. Zack, who wanted to sell the house before because he hated the maintenance now loves sitting in his little private grass zone and watching the bees. This yard is already bringing us so much happiness ❤️🌱
Working with Io was incredible. Their team is dedicated and highly responsive. When I emailed Sydney with a list of questions, she took the time to call me and talk through everything. The designers listened to our wishes, respected our budget (they didn't present options that weren't realistic!), and delivered a beautiful design. We are so excited for our new backyard!
Natalie at Io LandArch was the perfect partner for my landscape design project. The home I purchased had never had a proper landscape design done and was over 50 years old so really needed some help. Natalie spent tons of time with me, understanding what I wanted and changing things as I changed my mind. She also helped manage the bid process and the construction, offering expert advice along the way. I highly recommend her and the team!