Colorado Comfort The Haub family is tight-knit; their daughter, son-in-law and grandkids reside in a house they built on the next lot over. Weidenbach artfully created winding crushed limestone paths between the two homes that lead to a shared stone terrace where a fire pit and cut-stone picnic table sit beneath a canopy of trees. Keeping watch nearby is an ornate family of owls carved into a 10-foot-tall trunk of an old oak tree that had to be cut down for health reasons. The beautiful owl sculpture commemorates a family of owls that once nested in the tree in its more vibrant days. While Wayne and Shirley Haub revel in the peace and tranquility of their secluded leafy retreat, Weidenbach enjoys observing the continued evolution of this setting so reminiscent of a mountain getaway. He still oversees the weekly maintenance, corrective pruning and planting of such seasonal gems as trailing snapdragons, alyssum and calibrachoa in the spring and mums, kale and pansies in the fall, as well as a variety of potted flowers. There are virtually no bare spots to be found among the lush landscaping that envelopes the home and serves as a safe haven for critters including squirrels, beavers and the occasional snake. Weidenbach says the project is one of the most unique properties he has dealt with in his more than 25 years of professional landscaping in the Kansas City area. “This residence truly offers resort living to the fullest,” says Weidenbach. “When you step on this property, you feel so comfortable. You just want to leave the world at the street.”
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KCH&S July | August 2015
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