D. A. Dunlevy

Grand Award for Outdoor Living Area/Design-Build

D. A. Dunlevy was hired to design and build a Georgetown garden that extends the home’s indoor living space outdoors. Hidden behind privacy walls, a courtyard scheme devised by principal D. Blake Dunlevy encompasses an upper-level dining/living space and lower-level parking court. Materials include blended-granite cobblestone driveway pavers; Ashlar stone retaining walls and steps; and travertine pavers for the approach and living spaces. Boxwood partitions separate the outdoor spaces while hornbeam pillars anchor the courtyard and a Japanese maple is a focal point. Perennials like catmint and coral bell soften the garden’s edges. A custom steel water feature provides a tranquil vibe. Complete with lighting and irrigation, the plan honors the home’s historic context while incorporating modern luxury—a striking balance between form and function.

Design Features
  • The granite entry court is both beautiful and utilitarian
  • The picturesque water feature ripples water down the treated surface of a brick wall
  • Two distinct outdoor rooms make space-planning easy
  • The terraces are paved in Terra travertine, a distinctive surface with a modern application and an Old World feel

Since 1982, D. A. Dunlevy has designed and built some of the finest outdoor living spaces in the DC region. Elegant design solutions and exacting craftsmanship are our hallmark.

D. A. Dunlevy
P.O. Box 70, Barnesville, Maryland 20838
301-977-7593 — dadunlevy.com