Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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Top: MiraLago in Parkland, Fla. (no, not Trump's 'Mar-a-Lago') is a Lennar's master-planned gated community on Lake Majesty. MiraLago is just west of Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach on Florida's southerly east coast, and just east of the Everglades Wildlife Management Area. Bottom, Left & Middle: Fronting Lake Majesty is a three-tiered fountain with 17 heavy white-water jets on two levels. The manufactured stone cladding here and elsewhere on site is 'RoughCut Autumn Leaf' from El Dorado, which mimics limestone. The distributor was Brick America; the installer was U.S. Brick and Block. Bottom, Right: As you drive from the MiraLago community to the exterior Nob Hill Road you pass by a 6-tiered scallop shaped fountain with 40 fountain jets. The decorative paving of the road uses the same color palette and texture as the stone-cladded curvilinear walls. July 2017 71 MiraLago Entrance Parkland, Florida MiraLago in Parkland, Fla.—not to be confused with Mar-a-Lago, the national historic landmark in Palm Beach built for Marjorie Merriweather Post during the mid-1920s and bought by Donald Trump in 1985—is Miami-based Lennar's master-planned luxury community of 738 homes "where almost every home has a lake view." The gated community features home designs up to 4,700 square feet and amenities that include a resort style clubhouse with a grand pool, a separate pool for the younger set with a play structure with slides, indoor party room, state-of-the- art fitness and aerobics centers, a grand ballroom, spa and tennis and basketball courts. MiraLago sits on Parkland's largest lake, Lake Majesty. The community was designed to give water access to many homeowners and panoramic lake views to still more. The community is located in northwest Broward County, part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metro area of southeast Florida, home to about 5.5 million people. MiraLago Landscape Architecture by Witkin Hults Design Group PHOTOGRAPHY: TOM ROBISON, FORT LAUDERDALE

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