McHale Landscape Design, Inc.

Our client wanted to start with a clean slate, so our work included demolition of the existing pool, spa and deck, and construction of a contemporary landscape that optimized the space.

Grand Award for Outdoor Living Area

The new backyard features upper- and lower-level outdoor living spaces, a vanishing-edge pool, and a flagstone/aggregate pool deck. A custom wrought-iron railing on the upper level is painted to match the new decking, which is made of Azek to withstand harsh weather conditions and the shaded location of the wooded site. An under-deck loggia is an intimate outdoor room, with a dark-stained, tongue-and-groove cedar ceiling offset by columns and trim made of white-painted PVC. A wall of sliding screens can be closed to create a screened porch or opened to the adjoining patio. Clean, geometric flagstone details, stone retaining walls and architectural railings frame the pool and reinforce the contemporary design. This elegant outdoor living space comes alive at night with strategically placed lighting.

Outstanding Features

  • A rectangular, vanishing-edge pool highlights the backyard.
  • An Azek deck with custom wrought-iron railings extends the home’s living space.
  • The loggia creates an intimate outdoor room.
  • Flagstone details, stone walls, and architectural railings frame the pool.

McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
6212 Leapley Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772