A stately Mequon home with a unique front entry consisting of four white pillars extending up to two floors. New landscaping in front and two well-formed crabapples rounded out a potentially stunning nighttime scene. The client desired landscape lighting to highlight their home’s characteristic white pillars, new landscape, and specimen plants, and add residential security.
Four narrow, beam LED spotlights were installed to illuminate the columns with a slightly higher light level than the rest of the property, making them the star of the show. The contrast was also used to make the columns pop. That was achieved by leaving darker spaces on the home flanking the main entryway and then illuminating the corners of the house with lower light levels. Matching column features on the façade of the garage were also lit to continue the theme. To create depth and bookend the scene, three trees were also illuminated.
Crossed over an existing concrete walkway to supply power to all light fixture locations. To do this, a metal conduit was installed under the concrete. This process can be disruptive in a well-established garden. Knowing that the landscape was going to be renovated in the coming weeks, the conduit was installed in advance of the new landscaping and lighting in order to minimize potential disturbance of the new plantings.