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All in the Details
Lounge chairs and shade umbrellas grace a curving travertine terrace in an award-winning Northern Virginia project by McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
McHale creates a luxurious outdoor retreat for year-round enjoyment.
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Historic Idyll
A gently sloping lawn and mature trees surround the stable, painted a quaint barn red.
Richard Arentz transforms a run-down property into a sprawling outdoor retreat.
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Grand Vision
Howard Cohen designed a screened-in outdoor room with a large stone fireplace.
Surrounds overhauls a dull garden into an elegant, cohesive whole.
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Private Retreat
Containers of crape myrtle define seating areas on the îpe deck.
Walnut Hill envelops a waterfront property with lush plant life.
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Outdoor Oasis
A built-in grill and dining terrace flank the screened pavilion by Studio Z, which houses a living room, kitchen and bathroom.
Rolling Acres transforms a barren yard into a modern refuge.
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English-Garden Style
A classic pavilion provides an all-season retreat near the lagoon-like pool.
Jim Rill creates new outdoor living spaces that enhance his clients' glorious landscape.
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Wooded Refuge
A dining area overlooks the pool house, which was designed to integrate with the architecture of the home.
Richard Arentz transforms a difficult lot into a lush, secluded poolscape.
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Expert Advice: Outdoor Living
Walnut Hill Landscape Company designed an infinity pool on a property overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
Mike Prokopchak
With input from the pros, designing pools, water features and stonework can be a breeze.
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French Flair
The stately, formal garden mirrors the home's architecture.
A chateau-style home in the Shenandoah Mountains gets a formal landscape to match.
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An Unexpected Pleasure
A hammock provides a restful retreat from which to enjoy nature.
A landscape by Guy Williams creates soothing vistas, secluded gathering spots, and moments of surprise.
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Al Fresco Style
The Richard Frinier Collection for Brown Jordan.
The latest products make outdoor living a breeze.
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Planting a Seed
Lewis Aquatech pool scape.
© Judy Davis, Hoachlander Davis Photography
Design pros reveal eight creative solutions that transform basic backyards into resort-like havens at home.
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A Classic Design
Sweeping gravel walkways bracket the koi pond and connect it to the large expanse of lawn used for entertaining.
A DC Design House garden is rejuvenated by Scott Brinitzer.
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Al Fresco Living
A large magnolia and crape myrtle shade the new driveway of the Colonial-style home.
An improved landscape enhances a Colonial-style home on Weems Creek.
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A Striking Tableau
The focal point of this lavish pool scape is a stately stone wall.
A Georgian-style house gets a landscape to match.
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Planning Ahead
McHale Landscape Design created a pool with a pergola on this property.
For pros and clients, landscape schematics offer a valuable overview of a complex process.
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By the Bay
A pergola-covered slate patio provides space for dining and relaxing.
A team of experts creates a waterside playground for family gatherings.
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Al Fresco Elegance
The pool reflects the newly designed pool house, waterfall fountain and fireplace.
Designer Kristin Peake and McHale Landscape Design collaborate on a luxurious outdoor space.
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Backyard Bonanza
A dogwood offers shade and a natural divide between the dining area and the pool.
Town Creek Landscaping creates a backyard retreat fit for a family.
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Modern Med
From the back of the house with its patio space, wide stairs lead down to the yard and pool.
Botanical Decorators' dramatic landscape is based on strong geometry and use of color.
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Au Naturel
Howard Cohen planted a colorful mix around a waterfall.
A luxurious oasis by Surrounds, Inc., provides lush foliage, water features and a panoramic view.
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Streamlined Style
Multiple terraces and low-growing groundcovers surround a three-level pool.
McHale combines sleek lines with a traditional design to create an elegant, welcoming outdoor space
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Dramatic Discovery
Surrounded by lush shrubberies, the pool is beautifully illuminated from within.
Magnolias form an intimate canopy around the pool of this project by Scott Brinitzer.
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A Master Plan
McHale landscape architect Anthony Cusat created this elegant outdoor entertaining space.
© Richard Sweeney
Landscape pros share tricks of the trade on the design process.
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Gardens Galore
A pergola is surrounded by trumpet vines, lantana, boxwood and ferns.
A stately residence finds its niche in a well-ordered landscape.
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Summer Sanctuary
Hydrangeas, crape myrtle, black-eyed Susans surround the pool.
An elegant landscape provides a gathering place for family and friends.
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Bazaar- Fun in the Sun
An outdoor oasis by Douglas Burton and Raed Alawadhi of Apartment Zero.
A host of new, innovative products makes outdoor living a breeze.
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Portfolio- On the Water's Edge
Architect Merle Thorpe sited the screened structure to maximize views of Broad Creek.
An open-air great room transforms a weekend escape in St. Michaels.
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Natural Makeover
An award-winning project installed by Walnut Hill Landscape Company.
An updated landscape design imbues a home with color and life.
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Woodland Escapes
An award-winning project by Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction, Inc.
Surrounds, Inc., turns a flat, featureless property into a multi-level outdoor living space.
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Riverside Retreat
An award-winning project by McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
With help from McHale Landscape Design, a weekend getaway becomes a permanent home.
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Lush Life
At the rear of the lot, a former garage on higher ground is now a writing studio with its own secluded garden.
A touch of Maine transforms a Cleveland Park lot into a rich natural landscape.
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Sculpting Nature
An open-air gazebo overlooks a spring-fed pond on Bob Haney’s Howard County property.
Bob Haney transforms a five-acre blank slate into a playground full of meandering paths, lush plant life and water everywhere.
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Private Tour- Reporter's Retreat
Landscape designer Tom Mannion transformed Candy Crowley's narrow yard into a tropical oasis.
When she's not covering presidents about politicos, CNN's Candy Crowley enjoys her new garden and a home filled with personal mementoes.
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Expert Advice - On the Drawing Board
Botanical Decorators' Brian Hahn created this poolside paradise complete with cascading waterfalls, color-changing lights, a decorative arbor and an outdoor grilling area.
Experts shed light on the ins and outs of planning a successful landscape project.
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Living Large Outdoors
NVBlu linked a rear patio to the side yard, which was big enough for an expanded patio and a negative-edge pool.
Dramatic landscape plans create luxurious spaces for relaxing and entertaining.
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Resort Living
Waterfalls cascade over natural boulders into this hot tub and pool by Outdoor Impressions.
Steep slopes often require ingenuity in design, especially when they rise from the back of the house to the rear property line.
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Al Fresco Dining
Botanical Decorators created an area ideal for outdoor entertaining in a Darnestown, Maryland, home.
Two years after landscape architect Stephen Wlodarczyk of Botanical Decorators completed a master-plan installation for clients in Darnestown, Maryland, they called him back for an update.
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Garden Splendor
Chapel Valley landscape architect Jonathan Swanson replaced a brick pool terrace with flagstone.
Older gardens can become outmoded quickly; the four-acre property surrounding an 1880s Baltimore home is a case in point.
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Water View
The pool is raised above ground level and looks out over the Chesapeake Bay.
The homeowner asked McHale Landscape Design to create a setting that made him feel as though he was on permanent vacation.
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Circular Edge
In front of the house, Surrounds built a formal, elliptical-shaped guest entry of brick and flagstone.
Faced with a span of only 15 feet from the kitchen window to the rear property line, most homeowners wouldn't begin to consider building a backyard entertaining area.
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