Every great community is comprised of neighborhoods and homes with history, context, and character. 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. Your front yard has the potential to foster neighborhood pride and facilitate a strong sense of community.

At Io LandArch, we specialize in the following types of residential design projects. Please choose the project type below that most closely matches your project to read more. Don't see what you are looking for or already ready to get started? Then simply scroll down to click the "let's talk" link to get in touch with us!

Landscape Services

Home & Gardens - Residential Landscapes

Landscape Architecture

You want to go beyond traditional landscaping to create outdoor living spaces that express your personal identity and facilitate your lifestyle. Complete design services include patios, decks, pools, landscape structures, outdoor kitchens, as well as planting and irrigation.

Historic Gardens

You want a landscape that compliments the unique history and style of your historic home. From preservation of historic site features and period appropriate plantings to the sensitive integration of contemporary additions such as pools and patios, we specialize in historic landscapes.

Planting Design

Whether you are installing a new landscape or converting an existing yard to xeriscape, our planting design services are focused on the design of plants and irrigation systems to meet your water-wise and maintenance goals.

Architectural Services

Carriage Houses & ADU's – Home & Gardens

Accessory Buildings

You want to add a detached garage, workshop, accessory dwelling unit or other small scale new structure to your site. We plan and design accessory buildings that complement your home, optimize the site, and meet municipal zoning requirements.

Curb Appeal

You want to create a great first impression of your home that conveys your personality and style while increasing the value of your home. Our curb appeal design services incorporate the landscape, hardscape, as well as the architecture of your home's facade to create an integrated design for great first impressions.

Historic Homes

You have a historic home that you want to document, preserve, restore, or renovate. Our team of designers can help you with everything from historic research and documentation to specific design and treatment strategies to preserve the historic character of your home while also adapting it to fit your lifestyle.

Our Design Process

"One does not simply walk into Mordor."

— Boromir, Lord of the Rings

Embarking on a major construction or renovation project can feel like an exciting adventure, filled with opportunity, but also potential pitfalls and challenges. Our Design Quest process guides you through the intricacies of planning, design, communication, and construction - to reach the pinnacle of success for your project.

Step 1: Discovery

Together, we'll identify any obstacles and outline your goals. This process provides clarity on your current position and the steps needed to achieve your desired outcome.

Step 2: Vision

This pivotal step allows us to understand your project’s specific challenges and opportunities. We’ll work together to hone in on your unique design style and align your vision with your budget, laying the groundwork for successful implementation.

Step 3: Design Magic

Delve into the realm of possibility, through a meticulous 3D model, refining the layout and selecting materials to fulfill your vision. This transformative phase empowers you to visualize your future project in all its grand potential.

Step 4: The Map

Detailed documents will serve as a guide for contractors, providing clear direction, to ensure that the design is faithfully implemented and conflicts are resolved efficiently during construction.

Step 5: Transformation

Together, we navigate the construction process, assisting you in obtaining bids from qualified contractors and observing the construction progress to ensure adherence to the design.

Let's Talk

Would you like to find out more about our process, and how to work with us? Click on the link below to answer a few questions about your project and we’ll reach out to you with more information on the next step in your journey to realizing your dream project.

Our Projects

What our clients are saying...

Andy Monaco

It was such a great pleasure working with Shalae and Io LandArch on not only one, but two Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 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 complemented the architecture of the house and successfully blended traditional garden motifs with contemporary styling and modern amenities.

Amelia Jones

Io LandArch 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.

Lauren Weiss

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 ❤️🌱

Flo Bravo

Working with Io LandArch 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!

Emily Lippincott

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!

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