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.
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.
P.O. Box 70, Barnesville, Maryland 20838
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