Logan Circle – Bei Ricordi


Bei Ricordi : Italian for "Happy Memories" For this lovely project, located in DC's Logan Hill neighborhood, we transformed a rowhouse's backyard into multiple areas of functional spaces, while evoking fond memories of the owners Italian homeland. We immediately took advantage of the urban space by creating two levels: one with a primarily functional use as the [...]

Outdoor Kitchens + Living Rooms


Create additional living space in your home by extending your kitchen or living room into your garden.  We can design an outdoor kitchen that can please your inner gourmet chef.  If you love to entertain outdoors or just want a special place to end your busy day, an outdoor fireplace can create a warm cozy [...]

Residence – Chevy Chase, MD


A stone and stucco privacy fence completed this terraced garden for this charming home located in the Observatory Circle home in Northwest, DC. Preservation of the hornbeams was critical and the addition of sweetbay magnolia added much needed privacy from the adjacent neighbor. Espaliered apple trees were trained against the new stone and stucco fence. [...]

Tudor Craftsman Residence Arlington, VA


The building material in this English Tudor Craftsman Home were carried and integrated into the hardscape elements used around the home such as the thin, Tudor brick and Silver Lake wall stone used in the accent wall with custom recessed tile panel and the patio seat wall and piers in the rear.  Arts and Crafts [...]

Arts and Crafts Residence – Arlington, VA


For this Arts and Crafts home located in Arlington, Virginia, it was important that the home’s building materials and subtle color scheme were blended by the landscape masonry upgrades and additions.  Flagstone, brick and the silver lake wall stone were all used in the patio and retaining wall features.  A dry-stacked wall in the garden’s [...]

Greek Revival Residence – Arlington, VA


When it came to the landscape design of this 3,500 square foot home with a detached studio, Mark was strongly influenced by English gardens for their use of color, and the Italian Renaissance for its formal vistas and structural stonework. The grassy front lawn sweeps up from the street to the home, showing off the [...]

Observatory Circle – Northwest DC


An oval-shaped lawn was created for this Washington, D.C. home to direct the eye to the focal point of the design -- a newly built brick wall with claire-voyees and a beautiful frothy spouting water feature. The wall gives privacy from a public alleyway, and allowed for the removal of a deteriorating fence, which raised [...]

Franklin Park Residence – McLean VA


The landscape design goal for this newly constructed South Hampton-style home was to create a beautiful woodland garden that incorporated existing mature shade trees, several outdoor spaces that serve an a extension of the home, and a unique child-friendly play area. A picket fence set back from the front road defines the space while permitting [...]

Cathedral Heights – Northwest DC


The design goal was to transform an unusable backyard into a memorable courtyard garden with bold entertaining spaces, two level terraces, a play area, and strong lighting, while saving a large Elm tree. A seat-height water basin accommodates additional seating on the edge of the water feature during smaller intimate gatherings, while a stone staircase, [...]