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Checklist: Landscape

The ins and outs of planning an outdoor kitchen

Moment of Zen

An elaborate pool scape 
transforms a Great Falls 
backyard into a serene oasis

Before+After: Landscape

McHale Landscape Design creates streamlined outdoor spaces for a residence on the Severn River

New Leaf

Surrounds, Inc., devises a lush backyard oasis on a Great Falls property

Landscape Design

Play Scape

Play Scape - For a backyard reinvention in McLean, landscape architect Howard Cohen of Surrounds, Inc., had to engage in subtraction before he could add amenities. Dozens of truckloads of dirt […]

Work of Art

Work of Art - A setting at the edge of a forest can be a starting point for a successful garden. With an acre and mature trees already framing the property, […]

Fresh Look

Fresh Look - WOOD LOOK MoistureShield’s latest contribution to decking is Meridian, a capped, wood-plastic composite material that applies the company’s patented Solid Core moisture protection to a surface that looks […]

Set in Stone

Set in Stone - In a verdant patch of Fauquier County, life gallops along at the speed of a polo pony. So it seems incongruous that the clock would all but […]

Perfect Symmetry

Something magical happens during the drive past fields of sunflowers and acres of verdant farmland toward Still Waters Farm, the name former owners gave this property nestled near the tranquil […]

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone - Everyone has a comfort zone. Whether indoors or out, in a book or on a hike, the key to this sanctum is knowing when you’ve arrived. For a […]

Perfect Flow

Perfect Flow - Clients with a weekend retreat on Peachblossom Creek in Easton wished to give their sprawling, classically styled home better access to the surrounding waterfront views. The owners contacted […]

Calm Vibe

Calm Vibe - Tracy Morris knows her way around a color fan deck. The designer often lends her paint-hue prowess to spec-home builders seeking palettes with broad appeal. In a happy […]

DC Revival

DC Revival - In 1999, Ken Crerar and his husband Peter Garrett lucked into finding their forever home in DC's Wesley Heights area. The renovated and expanded 1927 dwelling “was warm […]

Historic Makeover

Historic Makeover - More than 10 years ago, a writer asked landscape architect Eric Groft, FASLA, of Oehme, van Sweden to name his ultimate dream project. On a whim, he replied, […]

Checklist: Landscape

“Your outdoor space should be an extension of the lifestyle and aesthetic choices you make inside your home,” avers Andrew Ross, a design and construction manager at Wheat’s Landscape. “And […]

Moment of Zen

While preparing to redo the landscape of his 1970s Great Falls contemporary, a client visited Indonesia and came home with an idea: to create an expansive water installation that would […]

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