About client & task

MODERN ZEN COLLABORATION

An empty lot in the Foothills of Tucson, Arizona transforms into a modern masterpiece.  A collaboration by top industry professionals.

The objectives for the client were:
  • Design an interactive lap pool and surrounding area.
  • Create a design that was modern, functional, and visually stunning.
  • Include memorable, artistic elements.

This collaboration of industry giants produced one of the most photographed residences in the Tucson Area.  Our landscape plan spared no expense.  The centerpiece of the design was the expansive lap pool, surrounded by cool-to-the-touch artistic pavers, and an interactive teak deck.  Artful landscape lighting turned this into a large reflecting pool at night, showcasing the superior build of the home.  Custom metal-on-concrete fencing wrapped from the inside to the outside of the residence.

An outdoor kitchen, an outdoor shower, a barbeque, a fountain, and a golfing area were added, with specimen cacti dominating the plantscape.  We added rain chains to the overhangs for a modern, artisan touch, and white trellises that cast geometric shadows along the exterior walls.  Finally, we designed a horseshoe driveway with abstract inlays of metal lines that underscored the property’s artistic essence.

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Core Competencies

SKILLS — USED

Landscape Design
Outdoor Entertaining
Budget-Friendly
Artistic Accents
Hardscape
Creative Stylist

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

  • Elizabeth is a consummate professional.  Her integration with our construction team was seamless, and she was a pleasure to work with.

    R. Robinette
    architect
  • Every aspect of the community is so beautifully planted, especially the entrances.

    L. Cain
    resident
  • We can’t say enough positive things about our work with Boxhill Design, and its founder and owner, Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery. We have a large yard, and Elizabeth took the time to really listen to us about the look that we wanted to create for the landscape.  She was on-target the first time out with the design, and we worked together to create a wonderful desert look, with color and panache.  Elizabeth offered ideas and gave the pros and cons of each one, explaining the subtleties between one look/style and another.  We felt so involved with the process, and we felt like she total “heard” what we wanted.  We love our yard, and we have had so many compliments from people driving or walking through our neighborhood.  You rock, Elizabeth!

    Donna + David Litton
    residential clients
  • Boxhill Design made my house a home.  We spend more time in the backyard, now, than we do anywhere else!  I can’t thank Elizabeth enough.  She has been incredible.

    L. McKenzie
    client
  • In Spring of 2010, we attended a landscaping design lecture which was sponsored by our homeowner’s association.  Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery was the featured designer.  Immediately engaged by her bubbly, fun, and refreshing personality, we asked her for a personal consultation right after her lecture concluded.  Within weeks, we started a project to redesign our front entry from the ordinary, “basic builder” look, to a front courtyard with seating and planting areas.  Our rear yard was also completely redesigned, giving a new look to our pool and patio area that was both contemporary and exciting!  Never in our wildest dreams could we have come up with this plan on our own.  Now that the major work is complete, we are putting the finishing touches on the plantings and other elements.  We can’t wait for our families to come down to enjoy it!

    Carolyn Corwin
    residential client
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