Surrounds Landscape Architecture and Construction

Grand Award-Winner: Total Residential Contracting/Design-Build

Surrounds, Inc., was hired to overhaul a Leesburg property with the idea of improving curb appeal, circulation and ease of arrival in front while creating space in back for entertaining. On the wish list: a new pool, spa and pool house, patios with fire pits and extensive landscaping.

Contending with a significantly sloped lot, Surrounds’ Chad Talton, PLA, conceived multiple patios; his plan elevated the west-facing pool to create a negative edge that captures beautiful sunset views and a panorama of rolling hills.

The landscape features columnar trees, crape myrtle, holly and magnolia, punctuated by boxwood, hydrangea, drift roses, nepeta, astilbe, amsonia and more. “Focusing on elements such as views or architecture create impact,” Talton says. “They add to the experience.”

Design Features
  • The pool features laminar LED jets and a zero-edge spa
  • A pool house with outdoor kitchen, bar swings and full bath; a two-car garage with gym is attached
  • A pool deck with speakers and a sunken fire pit with swim-up bar
  • A front motorcourt boasts an allée flanking the front entrance

Surrounds, Inc., is a design-build and garden-management firm producing thoughtfully planned and meticulously crafted outdoor-living environments that settle into place, take root and thrive.

Surrounds Landscape Architecture and Construction
21580 Blackwood Court, Sterling, Virginia 20166