State of the Art Landscape

Rob Tilson takes a creative approach to designing outdoor living spaces

While renovating and adding onto their 1960s center-hall colonial in Vienna, Virginia, homeowners contacted Rob Tilson, FASLA, PLA, to create multiple outdoor-living areas on their two-acre lot.

A swimming pool and tennis court anchor the new landscape design. Tilson designed a covered veranda and dining area overlooking the pool, as well as a patio big enough for seating beside the tennis court. He resolved major drainage issues in the backyard. Working with the architect to ensure a seamless look, he selected hardscape materials and colors for the landscape that would complement the house. “I enjoy working with clients with a variety of tastes and styles,” Tilson says. “I believe a well-executed landscape design begins with great collaboration with my clients.”

Design Features

  • A narrow, 25-meter lap pool with a spa
  • A cutting garden
  • Deer-resistant plantings enhance the landscape
  • A revamped front walkway welcomes guests

For more than 28 years, State of the Art Landscape has been designing, installing and maintaining a wide range of different landscape styles for our discerning clientele.

State of the Art Landscape
101 Executive Drive, Suite F, Sterling, Virginia 20166
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