YOUR DREAMSCAPE: Courtesy of Artistic Landscapes LLC
We all have a dream about what defines a perfect life. While owning a beautiful home probably tops the list, it also requires the treasures of a magnificent landscape. And today’s landscapes have taken the notion of indoor design and translated it into a year-round outdoor paradise. Need a place to prepare food? Outdoor kitchens are all the rage. Need a place to entertain friends and family? Your grand patio will do the trick. Shelter from the storm? Shall we count the ways? Gazebos, pergolas, pavillions, cabanas, just to name a few. How about relief from the heat? An in-ground pool, hot tub, or spa are popular choices but sometimes are combined with waterfalls or fountains for a more creative touch. Let us not forget that all of these things benefit from the romance of lighting and the inimitable presence of gorgeous plantings for an ever-evolving array of luscious seasonal color and year-round interesting foliage.
Four local homeowners offer their assessment of how their dreamscapes were fulfilled by Rhett Goslar and his talented team of landscape professionals at Artistic Landscapes, LLC, one of the premier sources for high-end landscaping design and construction in the New York Hudson Valley. Some of these clients are only getting started because their dreamscapes are quite elaborate and will require multiple seasons to complete.
Posted to Angie’s List on Oct. 1, 2016, member Christina Falco of Hopewell Junction had the highest compliments for Rhett and his crew. Confronted with a challenging backyard slope on a steep incline, Rhett designed a solution at a cost of $90,000. Here are Christina’s comments:
“I would like to thank Rhett & his team at Artistic Landscaping. Our original backyard had a steep slope leaving us little space to utilize. He proposed a drawing for us & designed a beautiful patio with outdoor kitchen, veneer stone retaining wall & steps leading to the upper patio that we use for lounging & a firepit which we absolutely love! Rhett was on the jobsite every day with his men – a really hands-on boss. It was a pleasure to work with this knowledgeable & talented company. I look forward to doing more work with them.”
Posted to Angie’s List on July 18, 2016, member J. Gittere of the Dutchess County Town of LaGrange, New York, offered his sincere appreciation for a job well-done. His project consisted of an extensive patio with elegant walkways, steps and landing, fireplace, outdoor island for food prep, decorative fountain and lovely landscape planting design at a cost of $75,000. Besides blending with the existing property architecture, a mere three weeks was the full extent of the work schedule.
“We were impressed when we looked at some of his work before contracting him to upgrade our home, but his ability to listen to our ideas, and make them magically appear in the finished product, has truly impressed us…He and his team are professional, conscientious, very talented hard workers, that are respectful and easy to deal with. They take pride in all their work and never take any shortcuts. Rhett’s experience, knowledge, and fantastic results make it easy for us to recommend him for any landscaping work!!!”
About his $80,000 project completed May 1, 2016, Angie’s List member Peter Curiale of Newburgh revealed some valuable insight into choosing the right contractor. In his July 6, 2016 post, he said: “Rhett provided multiple examples of projects that were similar to ours in the area that the property owners were more than willing to let us view in person and that says a lot. Everyone we contacted spoke very highly of his work and ultimately the proof was in the results.”
Quite an ambitious undertaking, the project encompassed complete demo and replacement of existing walkways, walls, and patios with new updated designs including landscaping, lighting, and irrigation. It also included an outdoor kitchen with curved bar, fountain, fire pit, pergola, and the extensive underground systems needed to support the landscape components as well as arranging and meeting all code requirements.
Describing his satisfaction with the final outcome, Mr. Curiale offered: “Rhett was able to take concepts that my wife and I wanted to incorporate into our project and expand upon them with his own creative vision…Rhett and his team were punctual, worked neatly, and were always accommodating and respectful. There were no surprises and any changes were handled in a very fluid manner…Rhett expected the same quality in his own work as we expected there to be in the finished product…The collaborative effort resulted in a finished project that exceeded our expectations.”
Addressing the curb appeal missing from Chris Marasca’s Hopewell Junction home entrance, Rhett and his team utilized meticulously beautiful hardscaping skills in this relatively modest project valued at $10,000. The project included front walk way, front porch landing and front porch stone fascia enhanced by lovely landscape planting design. Chris’s enthusiasm is apparent in his Angie’s List review posted on June 10, 2016 only days after the project was completed. Not only was he pleased with the level of excellence in the work performed, he was even more impressed by Rhett’s unusually strong moral principles as compared with the norm in this industry.
“Rhett was great. He knew exactly what we wanted and got it done. He far exceeded our expectations. It’s absolutely beautiful. The job was done in the time frame discussed. He impressed me with his integrity. He actually offered me some money back because he didn’t use all the material on the job. I’m used to a lot of contractors trying to take advantage so when I meet someone with such integrity I’m impressed. I will definitely be using Artistic Landscapes for my large backyard project.”
If you have a desire to realize your dream landscape, the first step is to meet with Rhett Goslar for a free on-site consultation. He can be reached by email by visiting http://artisticlandscapesny.com/contact_.html or by calling 845-542-6723. To see his well-earned awards or read more from the 25 other authentic Angie’s List reviews by clients just like you, please visit http://artisticlandscapesny.com/Angies_List_Reviews_.html