The most famous backyard in Minnesota

Working in partnership with members of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and KARE 11, we renovated the landmark KARE 11 backyard in a northwoods-inspired style.

Southview Design has an ongoing partnership with KARE 11 to maintain the backyard with seasonal changes to the raised planters, water feature maintenance (self-contained to attract butterflies and birds), and to monitor the health of perennials, trees, and shrubs.

Key stats

Design style chosen by the people of Minnesota. Voted for northwoods design by a landslide – 80% to 20%.

970 Square Feet of Permeable Pavers

Four Living Areas: An outdoor living room with fireplace; dining area; grill area with granite-topped bar area and seating; on-camera spaces

Working around the on-air TV schedules for regular weather broadcasts, Grow with KARE, and interview segments, Southview Design worked on installation from May through July.

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